Hey friends! Thanks for stopping by to check out my little corner of the web. I’m Cara, a registered dietitian living, working, eating, running, and reading in Kansas City. I’ve lived in the Midwest my entire life and after a stint as a college athlete, beer-taster, and urban dweller on the other side of the state I moved back to KC.
Now I live here with my husband (Mr. Street Smart), two cats and a dog. In the summer of 2017 I took the leap with Street Smart Nutrition and left my corporate job in pediatric diabetes. I was getting more and more frustrated at my inability to help people the way I wanted to – and the way they wanted to be helped. I saw opportunities to make real, lasting changes but was being stifled by the fact that people could only see me once every three months or as their health insurance allowed.
I quickly realized that I could do so much more to share practical and realistic nutrition information and provide the kind of support and compassion that leads to huge transformations when it comes to food and wellness. My mission was and always will be to help people rediscover joy in eating deeply nourishing meals without restriction or fear. So that’s how Street Smart Nutrition was born!
To read more about the story behind the name, check out the Street Smart Manifesto and the very first blog post to ever get published!
I now spend my time working with clients and their families for nutrition counseling, private cooking lessons, and workshops, and consulting with local and national partners. I decided to become a #DietCultureDropout and embrace intuitive eating – not only for myself, but also for the clients I work with. I’m all about creating a movement to embrace food freedom, body acceptance (because let’s be real, you can’t always feel 100% positive about everything), and health in all it’s many forms. Plus, we talk a LOT about food and how amazing it can be!
When I’m not working, you’ll likely find me hanging out at home (fixer-upper projects galore), running through my neighborhood or on the trails around town, reading any and everything I can get my hands on, attempting to maintain an inconsistent yoga practice, recipe testing + eating, or planning my next getaway.
Hope to see you around here again soon!
Street Smart Nutrition, LLC
2016 W. 43rd Ave
Kansas City, KS 66103
Phone: (816) 797-3800