McKel Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN is a leading voice in nutrition and mindful health, awarded “Top 20 Role Models” named by Arianna Huffington. As a Dietitian, Coach, and Author her mission is to make it simple to apply the science of nutrition and practice the art of healthy living to achieve your best health.

McKel has been featured in national and international publications listed below, including The Nutrition Stripped Cookbook published by William Morrow, HarperCollins 2016.

  • Top 10 Champions in Wellness: Nutritionist by VeryWell 2020

  • The Best Healthy Living Blogs of 2020 by Heathline

  • Top 100 Responsible Health & Wellness Influencers of 2020 by New Hope Network

  • Shorty Award Nominee in Health & Wellness 2017

  • Nashville Business Journal 2018 Winner Women Of Influence “Entrepreneur”

  • Award-winning Food Blog by Nashville Lifestyles 2017

  • Must Follow Nutrition and Food Blogs by Greatist

  • Top 50 Clean Food Blogs by Academy of Clinical Nutrition

  • Top 20 Role Models In Health via Fuel List by Arianna Huffington

  • Well + Good Council nutrition expert


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McKel Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

Registered Dietitian, Founder of Nutrition Stripped, and Creator of the Mindful Nutrition Method.

As a Dietitian and leading voice in mindful eating, named “Top 20 Role Models” by Arianna Huffington — in McKel’s work, she teaches how to reclaim balance with food by creating practical and effective habits that are easy, aligned, and enjoyable using her proprietary Mindful Nutrition Method™.

She merges the science and art of mindful health to empower people with the knowledge and tools they need to cultivate a mindful mindset and design eating and lifestyle habits that deeply nourish. Her work is featured in Oprah.com, Women’s Health, Today’s Dietitian, Healthline, and more.