Hey there! My name is Kara Beutel, and this is my blog: Raising Nutrition. I'm so glad you stopped by! Pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and let's get to know each other, shall we?
How's this for lofty goals: I want to put the entire diet industry out of business. How? Prevention!
Raising Nutrition exists to help you teach your kids (and also yourself) how to be healthy and happy eaters. By raising an entire generation of people who've been taught how to eat well from the very beginning, and by helping the grown-ups achieve their healthy eating goals too, there will be no need for a diet industry! Imagine how awesome that world would be...
I have a M.S. in Human Nutrition, a M.A. in Criminal Justice, and a B.S. in Chemistry (yup, nerd status: achieved). I came to this nutrition field as a career change. After undergrad, I spent five years working for the FBI in Washington, DC, where my job had absolutely nothing to do with nutrition (obviously!).
Working for the FBI sounds pretty bad-ass, right? Well, while the job itself was probably pretty important (just keeping terrorists from getting security clearances, no big deal!), I was really unhappy in DC. I won't bore you with the details, but I went back to school, got my M.S. (after a short detour through the Criminal Justice M.A.), and eventually reached out to the incredible Georgie Fear, who was the most fabulous mentor a girl could ever have. She has been invaluable to me, and taught me pretty much everything I know about helping actual people.
Outside of this blog, I also work for Georgie as a Nutrition Coach for her company, One by One Nutrition. We use a skills-based approach to help people lose weight, repair their relationship with food, and generally become the happy and healthy eaters that I wish we'd all grown up to be in the first place!
On the more personal side, I’m a coffee lover, a recovering perfectionist, a wife to the sweetest Physical Therapist you'll ever meet, and mom to the most incredible little boy. I love what I do because it allows me to be home with my son more often, while also helping people learn to eat well and feed their families well too. On the fitness side of things, I dabble in aerial arts, play around with gymnastic-style workouts, take walks when the weather is nice, and do some lifting every once in a while too.
If you have any questions, or there's a nutrition topic you'd like me to research and write about, Contact Me!