Hi, I’m Jessica, and I am passionate about helping folx gain a sense of freedom and joy with food and their bodies.
As someone in recovery from an eating disorder, I understand how important and empowering it can be to find peace with food and a sense of respect and appreciation for the body. Both my lived experience and my training as a registered dietitian have given me the tools to support my clients in finding their own body autonomy and rediscovering how to listen to their body’s needs and desires.
I also believe that:
- Body size does not indicate health. I am fat-positive and a firm believer in body inclusivity, HAES (Health At Every Size®), and a non-diet approach to nutrition. I’m also trained in Trans+ care, and am committed to continued education on the ways systemic issues (including but not limited to how anti-fatness and systemic racism) impact my clients’ lived experiences.
- Body autonomy is the most important part of my nutrition counseling work. You are the expert of your body and I am here to help you rediscover how to nourish it in the way that is best for you.
- True nourishment requires a deeper understanding of how your relationship with food developed the way it did, so you can sort out the parts that still work well for you, and the parts you want to release and unlearn
- Food can be more than just food. It can be connection, comfort, pleasure, and that is more than just OK — it can be a really beautiful and enjoyable part of life!
- Nutrition information is confusing when you’re trying to sort through what’s credible, what’s a fad, and what’s just trying to sell you something. My hope is to be able to help educate you in a way that allows you to make choices that are best for you and your body without the pervasive pressures of diet culture.
- Learning a mindset of radical acceptance can be a game-changer when it comes to body liberation at the individual level, and also to create the change we need in the wider world.
I specialize in working with neurodiverse clients, those struggling with eating disorders and/or those impacted by disordered eating, athletes, and folx within the LGBTQ+ community.
When I’m not working, I love to paint, spend time outside, engage in joyful movement, and spend time with my partner, Jess (yes, we have the same name LOL) and our two dogs, Oliver and Sven. Though I enjoy variety with food, sometimes I think I’d be content eating oatmeal for every meal — that’s how much I love it!
Want to Work Together?
To schedule nutrition counseling with Jessica, please fill out this form and we will be in touch.
Jessica works with athletes, those struggling with disordered eating and eating disorders, neurodiverse clients, and queer and trans+ clients. Jessica is in-network with BCBS PPO and out-of-network with other insurance providers. If you would like to submit a claim to your insurance provider, we can provide you with a superbill.
Jessica Steinbach, MPH, RD, has a Masters in Public Health with specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics from Loma Linda University. She received a BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from University of Redlands. Jessica is trained in how to offer dietary counseling and support to those diagnosed with ARFID as well as trained in Trans+ care. Jessica has been working with those struggling with eating disorders and from disordered eating for over two years. She is educated in vegan and vegetarian nutrition and utilizes this knowledge in both her personal and professional life.