About Food Freedom, LLC
Food Freedom, LLC was founded in 2017. It is a private nutrition practice owned by Michelle Kuster, a registered and licensed dietitian. Michelle's office is located in beautiful Downtown Burlington, on the 7th floor of the F&M Bank building. Parking is along the street.
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I know that finding the right nutrition professional is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation so we can discuss your concerns, my approach, and see if we are the right fit.
I was born and raised in Burlington, IA and have been practicing as a registered and licensed dietitian since 2011. I completed both my Bachelor of Science degree and supervised practice Dietetics Internship at Iowa State University, in 2010 and 2011, respectively. I practiced the "traditional" way for a few years before interactions with clients left me feeling ineffective and unsatisfied, and clients likely felt this way too. I sought out additional training in a philosophy I was introduced to by a favorite professor: Intuitive Eating. I obtained my certification as a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor in 2015 after one-on-one training with Elyse Resch, coauthor of Intuitive Eating. The certification was only the beginning, leading me to spending most of my free time pursuing additional training on non-diet philosophies and eating disorders. Networking with professionals who practice from a non-diet, weight-neutral, Health at Every Size and pro-eating disorder recovery framework lit my soul on fire and I knew I had found my niche within my profession.
I have a passion for helping people see food differently. Rather than nitpicking the nutritional profile of foods and following rigid eating plans, I aim to make nutrition easy, affordable, delicious and practical.
My work with clients is collaborative - I may be an expert on nutrition and eating behaviors, but you are the expert of yourself. I would be honored to walk with you on your journey to finding freedom with food and cultivating a positive relationship with your body.
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Science, Dietetics
Professional Credentials & Certifications
• Registered Dietitian (RD) #1019122
• Licensed Dietitian
Iowa - #002008 (LD)
Illinois - #164.007340 (LDN)
West Virginia - #1131 (LD)
• Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor
through Elyse Resch, MS, RDN, CEDRD, F.iaedp, FADA, FAND
•In progress: Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD)
through supervisors Jessica Setnick, MS, CEDRD-S and Sue Clarahan, RD, LD, CEDRD-S
•Eating Disorder Coalition of Iowa (EDCI), Board of Directors, 2016-2019
2016-2018: Board Secretary
2018-2019: BIEDA Representative
•International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians (IFEDD), Member since 2016
•International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iadep), Member since 2017
•Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH), Member since 2018