A Focused Approach
At Kindred Nutrition, our providers have over 60 years of cumulative experience.  Although we are trained in all realms of medical nutrition and behavioral therapy, we acknowledge that this can be very broad. When Amy started Kindred Nutrition almost 12 years ago, her goal was to provide the community with the most evidenced based approaches, techniques, and tools. To do this Amy quickly realized she needed to narrow her specialties.  This has allowed the creation of a unique team approach which focuses on individualization, collaboration, communication, expectations, and accountability. We are sought out nationally as Eating Disorder and Sports Nutrition Specialists and house the only dietitian in Maryland who is certified by the Monash University for FODMAP nutrition.  Our strong partnerships with the medical community in the state of Maryland allow for an ability to assist with assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of specific Medical Nutrition Therapy.
Eating Disorders
10-15% of Americans suffer with Eating Disorders. You are not alone.  At Kindred Nutrition you will be safely monitored by providers who have over 50 years of collective experience in the field of Eating Disorders.   Our dietitians Amy, Becca, and Dawn lead the clinical team by assessing clinical safety and providing guidelines for proper nourishment while our therapist Kim works to establish new behavioral tools through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Exposure therapy and Eclectic therapy.  In addition to individual meetings we provide family support, patient support groups, meal exposures, and online support. Read more about our program by downloading our FREE PAMPHLET.
Sports Nutrition
At Kindred Nutrition we understand the role nutrition plays in your training, performance, and repletion. Not only do we have 30 years of collective training in Sports Nutrition, but Amy and Becca also have personal experience training for half marathons, triathlons, Crossfit competitions, and other competitive sports. At Kindred Nutrition we will focus on providing you with a nutrition prescription  individual plan that will help you peak your performance through FUEL. Our program sees clients of all ages but mostly club level adolescents, highschool, pre-college, College, and Adult athletes. Our recommendations focus on nutrition, hydration, timing and recovery. 
Digestive Health
Whether you’ve been diagnosed with a specific ailment such as Crohn’s or Celiac Disease, or if you have suffered with IBS symptoms (diarrhea, constipation, or both) with no definitive reason,nutrition counseling is beneficial in alleviating your symptoms. At Kindred Nutrition, Dawn will work with you on a realistic nutrition plan that will provide your body with the nutrients it needs while eliminating the foods that trigger GI symptoms as well as headaches, joint pain, and fatigue that may be associated with poor gut health. Dawn Croft is also the only dietitian in the state of Maryland Certified by the Monash University for FODMAP nutrition education and can integrate into care when appropriate.
Medical Nutrition Therapy
You are what you eat and as our bodies change they can affect the course of a chronic condition.  At Kindred Nutrition we work with evidence based science to provide education, meal plans, and nutrition prescriptions that will help decrease symptoms, alleviate pain, and prevent worsening symptoms.  Specific chronic conditions we treat are autoimmune disorders such as Hoshimoto's, Graves Disease, and other Thyroid complications, Chronic Kidney Disease stages 3 and 4, Type 1 Diabetes, Lupus, and Rheumatoid Arthritis.  We also work closely with clients with POTS, PCOS, infertility, and more.  Our provides Dawn and Becca will collaborate with the medical team to manage the progression of your disease.  Don't see your diagnosis listed? Schedule a 15 minute call with Amy today. 
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Meal Planning
Not really sure if you need to meet with a dietitian?We acknowledge that you may just need guidance on planning and implementation.  We are happy to provide that resource. Kindred Nutrition and wellness has partnered with Living Plate RX, a meal plan subscription made up of nutrition and culinary experts. If you have a positive relationship with food, are self motivated, and like to cook here's your chance to sign up for a FREE meal plan trial. Our meal plans provide the recipes, nutrition information, and a free grocery list that's already complete! If you like what you see you can purchase month to month at a very affordable price.  Click on some of our sample plans below.
28 Day Meal Plan
Our 28 Day Refresh Plan focuses on a combination of sheet pan and crock pot dinners, two to three fish meals, chicken and plant based meals. The approach is to focus high quality protein, plant protein adn quality fats.  It is suggested you add 1-2 snacks a day with this plan.
Anti-Inflammatory Plan
The  Anti-Inflammatory Plan focuses on whole grains, whole fruits and vegetables, lean protein, and high quality fats thta focus on Omega 3 Fatty Acids. Red Meat is limited but not restricted. 
Meal Prep Master Plan 
The  Meal Prep Master Plan contains SIMPLE recipes that can be made in 30 minutes or less.  This plan is suitable for your entire family and comes with a weekend prep guide and suggestions of what to make ahead.
Weight Loss
Unfortunately our society is ridden with fad diets, magic supplements, special shakes and more. We understand that it is very attractive to try something that will give quick results and we'll admit that sometimes the strategies above work for a SHORT period of time.  Unfortunately for most, restrictive dieting leads to a constant cycle of gaining and losing. This can affect body image, self esteem, and core beliefs which sometimes lead to disordered eating.  At Kindred Nutrition we believe weight loss is important but that the focus should be on overall health, an efficient metabolism, and positive self esteem. While weight loss AND weight gain is often a common side effect when increasing your health, it is not a primary focus in our practice.  If you are solely looking for a weight loss plan it may be more beneficial and financially feasable to start with our meal plans.  If you feel you need guidance to assess metabolic conditions, behavioral obstacles, or disease prevention and treatment in COMBINATION with weight managment  we are here to help. 
Wondering if you are a weight loss candidate?
Schedule a FREE 15-minute discovery call with Amy!