• B.S. Nutrition and Dietetics
  • B.A. Psychology, Anthropology
  • St.Louis Department of Veteran Affairs DI
  • M.S. Nutrition and Human Performance
  • Specialization: Sports and physical fitness nutrition

Specialties

  • Plant Based Nutrition
  • Disordered Eating/Eating Disorders

Shena Jaramillo, MS, RD

Hi I’m Shena. I am a registered dietitian and health activist. I believe in choosing plants first, mind and body synergy, and that all foods can fit into a healthy dietary plan.  I myself have been a vegetarian for 20 years, but you need not be face free for us to work together and have a beneficial relationship.   My goal is to to appreciate the unique backgrounds and independent challenges for every client.

The first thing I know about nutrition is that no behavior or experience emerged in isolation. We exist as part of complex social and cultural systems that influence every aspect of our behavior and food making decisions. 

 My educational experience is unique in that I first fell in love with the mind, and then I fell in love with the science behind the human body and medicinal field.  I completed my first two bachelors degrees in psychology and anthropology. 

While I am a registered dietitian by training, I really am more of a cultural analyst. A behaviorist at heart.  It wasn’t until a year after graduating with my first two degrees when I discovered there was no more integral relationship with ones self or with those around us, than the relationship involving what is put into our bodies: food.  

The body and mind are fascinating, synergistic entities.  We cannot hope to modify one without considering the influence on the whole. This is where the science of nutrition connects with the reality of our day to day methods.  

I am here to work with you to create behavior modifications through applied behavior analysis techniques. I am here not only provide you with the nutrition education, but also work with you on ways to apply it.  After all… it’s not nutrition until it is consumed. 

In my spare time I am involved in the rescue & rehabilitation of feral and orphaned cats.  I serve as a vice president for Kittitas County Friends of the Animals. Like a true behaviorist as well as a devoted animal rights activist; my favorite hobby includes taming ferocious cats.   

Shena Jaramillo, MS, RD