Sarah Skovran, RDN LD, is a mom with a strong science background. Her experience as the parent of an allergic child combined with her love for solving problems led her to return to school, earn a degree in nutrition, and become a registered dietitian nutritionist.
When I first started studying nutrition, I was looking for answers: answers to questions about the “perfect” diet and solving all of life’s problems through one restrictive way of eating or another. Through my education and my subsequent experience as a nutrition practioner, I have learned that there is no one perfect way to do anything!
My goals for my clients are that they have peace with themselves and how they relate to food while confidently (and as easily as possible) managing any medical or lifestyle realities they experience. If this sounds good, please get in touch!
I first became interested in studying nutrition when my infant son was diagnosed with a food allergy. As a nursing mother, I had to modify my diet, using only information that I could find myself. At the time, I thought that more resources for this type of situation would be really helpful. All I wanted to do was feed my baby and not hate the food I was eating, and I was sure there were other mothers just like me.
Several years later, while teaching fitness classes, I was asked many nutrition questions that were outside my scope of practice as a fitness professional. As I looked for ways that I could responsibly help my clients, I came across a range of nutrition certificates and degree programs. I remembered the days when I had wanted to show mothers that they could eat in a way that supported their babies’ needs as well as satisfy their own. And I myself was leaning more into plant-based eating. All of this interested me! If I wanted to help people with lots of different issues, becoming a registered dietitian nutritionist was the perfect path to take.
So, for five years I attended classes and completed a comprehensive internship program. During that time, my son (then in middle school) began to get more serious about sports and had nutrition questions of his own, which I was thrilled to be able to answer. When I passed the registration examination for dietitians, I started my private practice. And here we are!
- Bachelor of Science, Human Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Maine
- Master of Arts in Teaching, Elementary Education, Willamette University
- Bachelor of Science, Engineering and Applied Science, California Institute of Technology
Certifications and Licenses
- Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Commission on Dietetic Registration
- Licensed Dietitian, State of Maine
- Certified Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise
- Certified Group Fitness Instructor, American Council on Exercise