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Hi! I’m Jessica, registered dietitian and founder of Sustained Roots.

I am your personal nutrition detective and root-cause solution finder. I help people who are struggling with inflammatory symptoms, who feel “stuck” and frustrated about not being able to find something that works for them long-term

Together, we will unlock the secrets that have kept you from your nutrition and wellness goals.

We’ll uncover the inflammation that has prevented you from feeling energetic and thriving. You deserve to feel confident in your body and food choices. It doesn’t have to be so complicated or hard. I can help.  You may be surprised to learn that even though I am a registered dietitian (RD), health hasn’t  always come easily or naturally to me.

I am happy to be able to work with clients — just like you— who know what it’s like to work hard against a strong family history of diabetes, obesity and other chronic inflammatory diseases. Even as a kid, I struggled with gaining weight easily and I didn’t have the best food habits: think boxed meals with a side of corn as the usual “vegetable.” Spoiler: corn doesn’t count as a vegetable.

And as an adult? I have tried almost every fad diet, developed thyroid issues, and struggled with brain fog, bloating, leaky gut and food sensitivities (the whole gamut).

And as an adult? I have tried almost every fad diet, developed thyroid issues, and struggled with brain fog, bloating, leaky gut and food sensitivities (the whole gamut).

That is part of the reason why I became an RD – to learn how to use food as medicine. With these skills, I’ve been able to heal my body, from the inside out. My personal health history means I really get it when my clients tell me what it feels like to struggle with health issues. My professional training means I am well equipped with the tools and skills needed to customize a nutrition solution that will finally allow you to achieve your goals.

My greatest joy is when my clients are thriving. No more feeling stuck and hopeless, no more dreading the start of another diet or skipping social events because you feel bloated or fatigued! 

The struggle around gut health and nutrition is real. Science shows that gut health is the foundation to achieving just about any health and wellness goal, but that most of us have issues: leaky gut, inflammation and more. And friends, this is why you’re struggling. It isn’t your fault. 

But not enough people – even registered dietitians – are sharing this important information!

This is why I founded Sustained Roots: I knew that I could have a greater impact on the world through nutrition counseling. I’m ready to help people, just like you, become the CEO of your healthiest, most enjoyable life.

With 13 years of experience as a registered dietitian, I offer hope to clients who want to thrive with optimal digestion and help find a personalized nutrition plan to meet their goals.

I work with clients in Kansas and Missouri, virtually. I can’t wait to meet you and to hear your story. I know that your next chapter will be fueled with greater energy and changes that stick.


• Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
• Licensed Dietitian in Kansas and Missouri
• Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES)
• Certified Integrative Health Coach


• Favorite food: close tie between cauli crust pizza, salad, and sushi
• Favorite vacation so far: Backpacking trip across Europe
• Dream future vacation: Greece and Croatia
• Favorite food blog: Nom Nom Paleo, Detoxinista, and The Family Freezer
• Favorite activity: Being outside- jogging, camping, gardening, playing with my kids, gathering with friends and family, or watching the sunset