About The Nourished Principles
Hi, I’m Stephanie and I founded The Nourished Principles! I am a Registered Dietitian passionate about public health, food policy, and child nutrition. The purpose of The Nourished Principles is to provide tools and consultative services that empower individuals to make healthy, nutritious choices, and help communities, organizations, and schools to create healthier environments.
It is also a platform to share public health and nutrition policy information so that consumers are informed about what affects their food system. One of my favorite quotes is to “vote with your fork,” meaning when we are informed about our food environment, we can actively choose to support entities that align with our values. This is one of our greatest, and most powerful, rights as consumers.
If you would have asked my family what I would become when I “grew up,” I think a Dietitian would have been pretty far down the list. I was probably one of the pickiest eaters you could ever imagine and rejected every vegetable I was offered until I was about 20 years old. I found my niche in dietetics when I stumbled upon my first nutrition course in college as part of my science major. Not only did I find the subject interesting, but the energy and passion for the field from my professors and classmates was contagious and inspiring. From that experience, I knew I had found my calling and could not wait to become a Registered Dietitian and share my love of nutrition and public health with others!
Throughout college, graduate school, and my career, I have grown to love learning everything about nutrition, especially how I can help support healthy eating in individuals, communities, and schools. I have experience in the non-profit, for-profit, and government sector. In my professional experience, I have developed and evaluated programs to prevent childhood obesity through physical activity and healthy eating, led policy implementation efforts aimed at providing healthier foods to kids in schools, and authored and executed grants to improve food security and health among low-income populations.
Medical University of South Carolina
Class of 2016
Master of Science: Food Policy and Applied Nutrition
Master of Public Health
Class of 2015
Bachelor of Science: Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise
Class of 2012
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Member
School Nutrition Services (SNS) Dietetic Practice Group (DPG) Member
Dietitians in Business and Communications (DBC) Dietetic Practice Group (DPG) Member
Public Health/Community Nutrition (PHCN) Dietetic Practice Group (DPG) Member
Nutrition Entrepreneurs (NE) Dietetic Practice Group (DPG) Member
Lowcountry Local First, Member
Women Entrepreneurs of Charleston, Member