Katie Poppe

RDN, LDN, CLT

My motto – I stole my motto from Michael Pollan… “Eat [real] food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” Living a healthy lifestyle and eating nutritious food doesn’t have to be complicated and should be a part of your life no matter what your current circumstances are! I believe all foods can be enjoyed in moderation. I also believe that gardening has vast benefits and I love sharing gardening tips with others.

My “why” – My love for food and nutrition began after witnessing my mother’s life-ending battle with cancer. I have developed an understanding that food and its power to prevent chronic illnesses could have greatly helped my mother, along with millions of others. In my sessions, I try to create a fun and friendly dynamic and ensure that being healthy isn’t a taxing activity. I empower my clients by encouraging them to make small changes (as opposed to one extreme change) that move them closer to their long-term goals and form healthy habits that will last a lifetime. I love being a dietitian because I have the ability to make an impact on people’s lives in a monumental way.

My credentials – A bachelor’s of science in both nutrition and biology and a graduate certificate in dietetics from Bradley University. I am a registered and licensed dietitian, certified LEAP therapist (food sensitivities), and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. I am also a board member on the Dayton Dietetic Association.

Favorite indulgence: A sweet latte from Starbucks or a local coffee shop

Two staples always in my kitchen: Rice and avocados

Favorite type of movement: Going for a run outdoors

Favorite way to spend time outside of the office: Traveling the world and spending time in nature

Most favorite cookbook or recipe inspiration: Because I’m an aspiring canner and I enjoy unique recipes, I love “Preservation Pantry: Modern Canning from Root to Top and Stem to Core” by Sarah Marshall

A personal touch: I’m passionate about fresh, locally produced foods! I love buying from my local farmers’ market and growing my own food in the garden