Food Freedom
Compassionate nutrition for every BODY

Non-Diet Dietitian

Michelle Kuster


Nutrition should enhance your life, not add stress.

How much time do you spend thinking about food? Calculating calories, points, macros... researching the next best diet fix... debating on social events due to the food offered... Let's put food back in its place.

Food is just one aspect of our health - but the way food is talked about will have you believing a single food can either cure you or kill you. When one makes changes to their diet to focus on health, typically the focus is on which foods to avoid. The prevalence of this way of thinking about food affects ALL of us - whether or not we have an eating disorder or feel overwhelmed, stressed and guilty about eating - we all live in a culture where dieting is the norm. This disrupts our intuition about how to eat well and care for ourselves through nutrition.

I want to simplify the food confusion. I want to help you understand your body's cues and let them guide your eating decisions.

Interested in learning more? I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation so we can discuss what you're looking for, my philosophy, and whether we are the right fit. Contact me today to get started.




F&M Bank Building

218 North 3rd Street
Suite 716
Burlington, IA 52601


(319) 208-9038


A peek into my office space  Photo credit: Katy Dodds, The Hawk Eye

A peek into my office space

Photo credit: Katy Dodds, The Hawk Eye

Services at a glance

Eating Disorders

The most effective eating disorder treatment involves a team including a dietitian, therapist and physician. Recovery is possible and I would love to help you change your relationship with food and your body so that you can get back to living your life.


Sharing information about the ineffectiveness of dieting, the benefits of Intuitive Eating, the research behind Health at Every Size (HAES) and awareness of eating disorders is one of my biggest passions. I would love to speak to your group about these topics.

Intuitive EAting

I am a trained as a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. I want to help you stress less about food, so you can enjoy the foods you love without guilt or distress.

Complementary Services

I offer a number of complementary services including supermarket outings, meal outings, walking or other activity sessions, and multiple other options for both education and support in working through challenging situations related to food, activity and body image.

Medical Nutrition Therapy

Nutrition can be an important treatment modality in a number of health conditions. I can help you manage nutrition to promote health and healing with many disease states.

Support Groups

I am accepting new clients to join groups for both intuitive eating and eating disorder recovery. Please contact me with your interest.

HIPAA-compliant, virtual nutrition counseling and medical nutrition therapy is available to residents of Iowa and Illinois, where I currently hold licenses.

While I do not accept insurance, you may use your Flexible Spending or HSA for payment of nutrition therapy sessions.


When the joy goes out of eating, nutrition suffers.
— Ellyn Satter


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