Columbus Nutrition Company Taking the Stigma out of Dietitian with Realistic Approach

Sarah Crock is one dietitian you won’t be silently cursing under your breath as she helps you to a healthy lifestyle. The former ballerina is taking a no-nonsense approach to nutrition with her new business, the Columbus Nutrition Company.

“I am very realistic,” Crock says. “I myself eat cookies and pizza and ice cream and chocolate, so I really emphasize these types of food some people might consider to be bad can fit in a healthy lifestyle.” 

Sarah Crock

For Crock, food should be fun. Nutrition should be common sense and not overly complicated. Moderation and tweaking recipes are a part of the plan instead of elimination and restriction.

“I think dietitians have a stigma and I’m really really working to get rid of that,” Crock says. 

Columbus Nutrition company offers personalized nutrition counseling to its clients. Whether they are seeking a nutritional education to build a strong foundation for a healthy lifestyle, or needing to change their diet due to disease or other health issues, Crock’s clients fall all across the board.

I don’t have one specific type of person that I see which is very, very fun and rewarding,” she says. 

Each client that wants to work with Crock must go through an initial consult.

“This is a way for me to fully assess people as humans,” she says. It helps her get to know her clients on a more personal level while discovering how different facets of their life might be effecting their nutrition. 

Moving forward, clients can choose Columbus Nutrition Company’s three-session or six-session HealthyMe packages, or continue on a session-by-session basis.

During the sessions, Crock covers topics like basic nutrition and education – what carbs are, what whole grains are, what are healthy fats, etc. – and also touches on meal planning, shopping on a budget and the general nutrition plan that’s customized to the client’s needs.

“Recipe modification and proving them with recipes is a huge component of what I do,” Crock adds. She’s found and developed several recipes herself, and can also modify recipes clients bring in to be more nutritious.

Growing up as a ballet dancer, Crock was exposed to a lot of nutrition information, some of it accurate, some of it not. She did a lot of research on her own about what worked and what didn’t.

“I found I loved sharing what I learned with other people,” Crock says. 

She pursued dancing professionally for a few years before deciding to focus on nutrition.

“That was great,” she says. “I was so happy I pursued that dream to be a professional ballet dancer, but I was still missing something.” 

Crock would make her way to Ohio State where she earned her degree in dietetics, also becoming a licensed dietitian and registered dietitian nutritionist. She initially set out to be a clinical dietitian, but while moving through her internships discovered she preferred a slower pace and personal connections.

“I love nutrition education,” she says. She wanted to be able to focus on one-on-one relationships and implement her own philosophies.

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