Helping you ditch the diet, master habit change, and gain confidence with intuitive eating.

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I get it. I'm a mom of two boys and even as a dietitian, figuring out the eating piece was a challenge. You may struggle with knowing what to eat and sometimes feel guilty after eating. On top of that you want to help your kids develop a positive relationship with food.

It’s about body image struggles and feelings of guilt. It’s about family, culture, and satisfaction…and you may not realize it, but there is no one specific way to eat. So if anyone tells you otherwise…run!

Nutrition isn’t just about food.

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Personalized Nutrition Counseling

Whether you’d like to know how to eat in a way that helps you thrive, improve your relationship with food and your body, or find more joy in the kitchen, Hӓlsa Nutrition has services designed for individuals just like you.


  • Individual Nutrition Counseling Sessions
  • Nutrition Counseling Packages
  • Intuitive Eating Program 

About Hӓlsa Nutrition 

While we know food isn’t everything, we do believe it is a powerful part of our everyday lives. It can bring you energy and joy, or it can make you feel shackled and low. Our goal at Hӓlsa Nutrition is to guide you and your family to a true path of wellness. Through learning principles of intuitive eating, you will discover food freedom…and finally focus on what matters in life. 

Easy Nutrition, Simple Recipes, & Healthy Mindset






I have always bounced around between the latest “fad” diets and ways of eating. Sitting down with Maria made me realize that this isn’t necessary and that eating sensibly while borrowing a few “lessons learned” from each of my experiments, was the way to go. She was able to give me, and our family, a number of helpful tips and tricks to take the stress out of meal planning and preparation. The recipes that she provides on her blog are delicious, simple and have changed our way of eating and snacking forever.

- Kim P.

Working with Maria has had such a positive impact on my life. Intuitive eating has not only been good for my physical health, but my mental health as well. I no longer eat foods I enjoy and feel guilty or shameful afterwards. I allow myself to eat what I want, when I want, and have noticed that I don't feel the need to binge certain items like I used to. I have incorporated more movement into my every day routine. I take better notice of when I am hungry or full and try to honor those feelings. I've finally created healthy habits that don't feel like a chore to stick to.

- Abi S.

Maria took the time to understand my past medical history, and relationship with food, and took a well rounded approach. I was seeking assistance in getting rid of restrictive behaviors, and wanted to find peace within enjoying food. Before working with Maria, I was scared and embarrassed, as I thought it was something to be ashamed of. She took the time to understand my dietary needs and preferences and worked with me to create skills to incorporate new foods, while also letting go of being "scared" ...My favorite thing about working with Maria was I never felt judged, and I made large improvements in my habits and my relationship with both food and my body. If you are someone looking to find peace within your body, want to enjoy food, and get rid of "food rules", I highly recommend working with Maria

-College athlete

Contacted Maria to help our family with our food choices and to assist with healthy, gluten-free on-the-go snacks for my husband who travels. Maria was a pleasure to work with. She met with all of us, got a good sense of our food likes and lifestyle. She emailed me promptly with suggestions, helped to set up a food journal and menu planning. She also provided me with great websites, including her own that had easy and healthy recipes. Maria was incredibly supportive and instrumental in helping us overhaul our diet. 

- Andi O.

I used to feel guilty after eating certain foods and sometimes felt the need to do extra exercise to compensate for my eating. After working with Maria and learning about intuitive eating, I feel like my relationship with food is so much better. I now give myself unconditional permission to eat what I want and how much I want. It feels really liberating and has helped me look at health and my body in a whole new way.

- Sophie S.

Thank you so so much for all of the help you have provided our daughter. Your knowledge and kindness are what made such a difference in her journey to get back into good eating habits!

- Mom of teen

My daughter and I feel much more confident in how to develop a healthy vegan diet for her because of your assistance!

- Kimberly H.

Are You A Parent of a Teenager?

You may notice your teen struggles with:

  • Fueling for sports
  • Special dietary needs (i.e. food allergies, vegetarian diet, etc.)
  • Eating well while at college
  • Nourishing snack ideas

Or maybe you want to ensure your child maintains a positive relationship with food and their body during their teen years.

50+ Teen Lunch Ideas

Teen Snack Ideas + Intuitive Eating Guide for Teens

Post-workout Snack Guide for Teens

Pre-Sport Snack Guide


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