Street Smart Nutrition

Mission, KS

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

Are you ready to break the cycle of dieting? As a Registered Dietitian, I have the knowledge and experience to create a powerful partnership with you as you start your journey to wellness. I'm passionate about creating health, not just preventing disease, and working with you on your personal health goals to create a sustainable lifestyle change. I have experience working with clients for weight management, diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular conditions, GI conditions, food allergies and sensitivities, sports nutrition, family nutrition, corporate wellness, and more. Individualized health is all about you - no cookie-cutter meal plans here, just straight-forward, evidenced-based, and credible nutrition advice that's practical for real life.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I take great pride in bringing unbiased, safe, and practical information to my clients. The most rewarding moments are witnessing the "ah-hah" realizations that good health is not out of reach. I love working with those who are motivated to make changes and serious about reclaiming their health or achieving results. The field of nutrition is diverse and exciting, which means each and every one of my clients brings an opportunity to play, learn, and explore together in the world of food and wellness.
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Location

Mission, KS 66205

Background check

Complete

Years in business

1

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

16

Reviews

10 Reviews
  • Lauri B. Apr 27, 2017
    Nutritionist
    Verified Review
    Cara was professional and did a great job of tailoring her services to our needs.
  • Lindsay F. Apr 22, 2017
    Nutritionist
    Verified Review
    Cara was very helpful getting me back on track with my eating plan and even helped me change my plan after our initial meeting. Very quick reply with any questions as well!
  • Monica P. Apr 12, 2017
    Private Cooking Lessons
    Verified Review
    Great to work with!
    She was very knowledgeable and easy to work with. We learned some great recipes! Loved her passion for plant based foods!
  • Eric D. Apr 10, 2017
    Nutritionist
    Verified Review
    Great Value
    Cara was responsive, courteous and full of useful information. On top of an in depth discussion on my personal nutrition needs in her beautiful KC office I walked away with recipes, calorie and protein intake recommendations, and even personal chef and meal prep recommendations; all specific things I requested. Time spent with Cara is time well spent!
  • Brad Z. Dec 30, 2016
    Cara is great!
    Cara has spoken at a couple of programs we have put together for runners and walkers we work with and she does a great job. He comments are concise, targeted towards her audience and she leaves plenty of time for questions and answers so that everyone has the opportunity to get the information they came for. She is also accessible to attendees before and after her programs so people can approach her one on one. She uses her experience as a runner to make sure what she says is relatable and doesn't preach to attendees but rather tries to help them all find some nuggets that will work for them. Highly recommend!
  • Elizabeth W. Dec 27, 2016
    Nutritionist
    Verified Review
    Helpful First Step!
    At first I didn't know what to expect. I didn't know anyone who could recommend a nutritionist to me and when I looked online, I became a bit wary of whether or not it would be worth it to seek out a nutritionist on my own. But, not only was Cara accommodating schedule wise--so I could meet with her at a convenient time and location--she also provided me with great information, encouragement and steps I could take in order to further improve my health over time. Definitely glad I scheduled an appointment.
  • Marcia M. Sep 27, 2016
    Nutritionist
    Verified Review
    Street Smart Nutrition did a great job for me.
    Cara did a great job telling me about nutrition and formulating a plan specific for me. She listened well and had great suggestions.
  • Corbin J. Sep 2, 2016
    Nutritionist
    Verified Review
    Awesome service
    She was great at explaining how the most important aspects of nutrition come into the picture when trying to reach goals. She was very clear and helpful!
  • Dianna S. Aug 30, 2016
    Cara is a genuine, knowledgeable dietitian who helps her clients succeed. She is able to relay evidence-based nutrition and wellness recommendations in a way that is practical for everyday life. I highly recommend Cara of Street Smart Nutrition for anyone looking to lose weight, better manage chronic conditions, or improve sports performance through nutrition.
  • Nikki H. Aug 22, 2016
    Cara came and held a nutrition class for our small group and did a fantastic job!! Everyone left inspired, excited and with tons of helpful tools!

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I generally charge for nutrition services by the hour, however, combining sessions into a package is a great value for the budget-conscious client. While it may appear that clients simply meet with me for 30-60 minutes, there is much more invested into my client behind the scenes. I assess and analyze their health and nutrition history, make individualized recommendations, and support clients in continued follow-up through phone or email after the session ends. That type of service is difficult to capture in a single hourly rate, so if you have questions about rates please do not hesitate to ask!
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
For an initial consult, I sit down and get to know you - your health history, your relationship with food, your likes and dislikes, your routine, your goals - it's all about you. From there, I provide the information needed to answer any and all questions and together we develop a plan of action. No goal is too small or too large, all I ask from my new clients is a willingness to share, learn, and be open-minded through the process. Going forward, I provide the on-going support and accountability needed for lifelong, sustainable changes.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a Master's degree in Clinical Nutrition through the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS. I am registered through the Commission on Dietetic Registration and licensed in the states of Missouri and Kansas. I actively participate and volunteer with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on the national and state level, connecting me to a wide network of experts in the areas I specialize in, such as sports nutrition, media and communications, and recipe development and culinary nutrition. I participate in annual continuing education events to ensure I remain updated on the latest findings in the field of nutrition research. I have the knowledge and experience to then translate that information to you in a way that is practical and realistic to implement in real-life scenarios.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I became a dietitian because I LOVE FOOD. Plain and simple, I love everything about it. Naturally, that sparked my curiosity and I dove into this field to learn more about how nutrition supports total health. Now, I find great joy in cooking, experimenting with flavors in the kitchen, and developing fun, new ways to refresh old advice. I'm a lifelong learner, so my inner nerd truly enjoys staying up-to-date on nutrition and food trends, the latest research, and new ways to better serve my clients.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with individuals, families, small groups, companies, brands, and local & national media sources.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Before working with someone for nutrition or dietary changes, ask them about their educational background and credentials. Ask them about their experience in the field and the types of clients they've worked with in the past.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
How ready am I to make a change? What am I willing to invest to meet my goals (time, effort, money)? What do I value and why is it important for me to improve or maintain my health? These questions will help you understand your starting point and help me to better understand if we are a good fit to work together!