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I’m a board certified holistic nutritionist, who specializes in family nutrition, Hashimoto's and thyroid health. I’m also an avid public speaker on health and nutrition, and the co-author of a bestselling baby food cookbook. Nearly two decades of nutrition expertise, combined with my experience as a mom, has resulted in a formula for success in working with all of my clients. People with autoimmune diseases, thyroid disorders, digestive troubles, infertility, and food sensitivities. My wellness philosophy is holistic and realistic. I strive to change the way people view their bodies and encourage them to live healthier lives. You too can change your personal nutrition outlook and acquire the skills necessary to making lasting, positive changes. I can show you how. Click on the button that best describes your current health situation.
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I believe that resolving underlying health issues results in a lifetime of vitality, enjoyment, and a new love of eating.

- Sara Peternell, MNT

Why family nutrition matters

You and your family have important goals and dreams.

But, if you are not feeling your most vital, healthy and whole self, those goals will be difficult to achieve. Your dreams might be like mine and many other families I know:
  • fewer sick days, less time missed for work and school

  • improved learning and creativity

  • more play time, fun doing things together

  • positive behavior, sleep and moods

  • stronger relationships inside and outside the family

  • inspired work in their jobs, schools, community and beyond


Healthy people can achieve anything!

For me, everything I studied and mastered with nutrition really clicked when my kids needed nutritional support at an early age.

Whether it was digestive, skin or behavioral issues, I knew as their mom, and as a nutritionist, that nutritional therapy was our foundation for true healing. My instinct to provide “food as medicine” has never let us down in any situation. Most diseases have a root cause. Years ago, while becoming a Master Nutrition Therapist (MNT), I applied holistic principles to my own life and healed (reversed!) my autoimmune diseases. That may sound like a miracle to some, but many health conditions are reversible through changing diet and lifestyle habits and balancing the immune system. ...all have something in common... The root of these disorders may be stress, poor food or lifestyle choices, prescriptions, genetics, a virus, or all of the above. I can help you, and your family, uncover your root cause and get you on a path towards greater health and achieving all your goals and dreams because together we will
  • Advocate for personal management and understanding of your health goals and needs.
  • Measure and assess your individual nutritional requirements.
  • Develop and implement a customized nutritional plan.
  • Discover healthy food choices, smart grocery store shopping, savvy food-label reading, and proper knowledge of food origin, quality and composition.
  • Collaborate with other health care providers to support your continuity of care - it takes a village!
Find out how you can work with me.

Listen to your body, slow down, take stock of what needs to shift.

- Sara Peternell, MNT

Events & Workshops

The only Hashimoto's retreat anywhere in the world! New for 2022...

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Featured & Press

Books I've Written

I co-authored Little Foodie: Recipes for Babies and Toddlers with Taste, a best-seller on Amazon and in bookstores. This liberating cookbook is for the newest eater in your family and encourages foodie parents to think beyond the baby food aisle. You can find over 100 recipes for babies and toddlers, and for the whole family. The book includes detailed nutrition information and step-by-step support for introducing baby’s first foods. All your Q&A about feeding baby - and your family - can be found in one fun, and beautifully photographed cookbook.
Ten Spring Inspired Baby Food Recipes is a gorgeous eBook with fresh, original and delicious spring fare just for babies. I co-authored this book, and provide all of the nutritional analysis of recipes and foods. You will enjoy making the recipes and feeding them to your little one. References about the health of the foods let you know you are on track for supporting baby’s health. I wrote the forward for The Hashimoto's 4-Week Plan: A Holistic Guide to Treating Hypothyroidism because it took me years of trial and error and in-depth nutrition studies to find my way to better health. I wish I had had The Hashimoto’s 4-Week Plan when I was first diagnosed. This is the book I recommend to my own clients who come to me seeking nutritional advice for managing their Hashimoto’s.


Affiliations & selected continuing education

In order to serve families with the best, most current research and advanced nutritional science, I have attended numerous continuing education conferences, summits, trainings and workshops.