Intuitive Eating Dietitian
 
Lynae Smith is a Pacific Northwest native who loves all things food. She graduated with a BS in Nutrition in 2007. Since then she’s worn many different hats as a nutritionist for children, hospital dietitian, a diabetes educator, health teacher in schools, personal cook, workplace wellness program coordinator, and eating disorder nutritionist. She started private practice in 2014 to help individuals and families find peace with food, their bodies and discover intuitive eating. 
 
She currently works with clients who are interested in a gentle nutrition approach. This includes everything from diabetes to emotional eating and hypertension to weight and body image concerns. Combining the principles of nutritional awareness, personal growth, and positive psychology, Ruby Health & Wellness provides practical methods for redefining the role food plays in our lives. Lynae incorporates humor and empathy in her no-nonsense, non-diet approach. Lynae has a small group practice with offices in Portland and Bend. Nutritionist by day, she enjoys nature with her dog in her free time.

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Q What can I expect at my first visit?

We’ll talk about what you want to work toward with your health and food goals. We’ll explore your health history, relationship with certain foods, what foods you like and don’t like and what nutrition goals will work best for you.. We’ll develop a wellness vision and get you started on that path.

Q What do I need to bring to my first appointment?

Please bring your photo ID and insurance card if you’d like to use insurance. Paperwork is electronic and can be filled out ahead of time. If you prefer paper copies, please arrive 30min early to complete paperwork.

Q What if I'm embarrassed about how I eat?

We strive to provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for you to explore your food concerns. We won’t be labeling foods “good” or “bad”. In fact, my clients frequently report significantly reduced shame around food after working together.

Q Are you LBGTQ friendly?

Absolutely, we enjoy working with people of all genders, any sexual orientation, religious or cultural background. We strive to provide a safe space for all.

Q Will you be talking to my other providers?

Yes, we prefer to collaborate with your other providers to ensure you get the highest quality of care. Those struggling with eating disorders need a “team” which hopefully includes, a dietitian, therapist, and primary care provider. If you need help finding the support we can offer local referrals.

Q What is your credential and education? Are you licensed? What do those initials behind your name mean?

My education and background are in nutrition RDN stands for Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. It is a national credential for nutrition specialists.

LD licensed dietitian in the state of Oregon

CD certified dietitian in the state of Washington

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