“If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.” – Joseph Campbell

Hi, I’m Minh-Hai (“Min-Hi”) and I’m so glad you’re here.

I love working with people on their relationship with food not because I’m so interested in nutrition but because it’s truly life-changing work. It’s a privilege and joy to support my clients towards feeling more ease, confidence, pleasure and freedom with food.

Struggling with food can feel like having a dark cloud constantly following you, even if things appear okay on the outside. Maybe a part of you thinks you can keep coasting this way for a long time, but I truly believe you deserve to “not merely survive, but to thrive,” as Maya Angelou famously said.

My approach is strengths-based, weight-inclusive (Health At Every Size based) and grounded in cultural humility. I recognize the harmful impacts of fatphobia, weight stigma and other forms of oppression that impact how our society views bodies, health and worthiness. I especially enjoy supporting people struggling with chronic dieting and stress or binge eating.

I’m also a yoga teacher and grateful to be able to offer breathing and movement tools to support your presence, embodiment and wellbeing. Both my nutrition therapy and yoga teaching are trauma-informed and influenced by a wide range of teachings and modalities. By working together, I hope you’ll be able to gain compassion, insight and tools to allow you to feel more resourced and confident about how you feed and care for yourself.

A Bit About Me

I grew up in the restaurant industry (in my Vietnamese Catholic mom’s NY-Style Jewish delis in Dallas, TX…long story) and knew I wanted to become a registered dietitian since the 8th grade.

Back then, my thinking was simply, “You mean there’s a job where I can talk about food and help people without the restaurant hours? I’m in!”

Since then, I’ve helped formulate multivitamins and supplements and co-founded Zing bars, a line of energy bars available nationwide. I’m now grateful to be doing work I truly love, coaching people to a better relationship with their food, body and mind.

I’m also a partner and mom to two curious boys. I love listening to podcasts, taking walks, sharing meals with friends, reading, writing, and catching episodes of Succession, Indian Matchmaking and TopChef.

Professional Background & Selected Trainings

  • Nationally certified Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
  • Washington State Certified Dietitian
  • Master of Science in Nutrition with Clinical Counseling Emphasis from Bastyr University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, Coordinated Program in Dietetics from Texas Christian University
  • Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor + years of supervision with Evelyn Tribole, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S, co-creator of Intuitive Eating
  • Advanced Counseling Skills in Somatic Nutrition Therapy with Tracy Brown, RDN
  • Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), Whole Life Yoga
  • Yoga trainings in eating disorder recovery, trauma-informed yoga & somatics, and polyvagal theory
  • The Coaching Way with Tara Mohr
  • Member of Association for Size Diversity & Health (ASDAH)

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I have referred more clients to Minh-Hai than I can count. The consistent response from my clients is that she “gets them.” Minh-Hai is one of the most gifted dietitians I have worked with in my 20 year eating disorder treatment career

Allison Puryear, LCSW, CEDS

Private practice eating disorder therapist + owner of Abundance Practice Building

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