I have always battled my own eating habits. What’s worse, I’ve witnessed my father develop Type 2 diabetes from his own life-long battles. Most people in our society are not properly educated on how to eat healthfully. Moreover, they are not aware that while staring at a menu at a restaurant in the US, they are considering a meal between 720 – 1670 calories, per the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. We know there’s a better way to make proactive, healthful decisions. That’s why we’re building NourishWise.
Susan Welch, RDN, LDNRegistered and Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist
Susan Welch is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist who also holds a BBA in Management from Belmont University. Susan is excited to be launching a cutting edge private practice in Personalized Nutrition (www.nutritionofnashville.com) where she will be offering “lifestyle blueprints” using science driven tools and wellness assessments. Susan enjoys spending time with her children and friends, playing tennis, running outside, living out her faith, watching and following sports, especially SEC football and the Predators, as well as, practicing mindfulness in her daily life.
Lara Murphy, MS, RD, LDNutrition Analyst
Lara is a graduate of the University of Dayton (BS Nutrition and Fitness) and Loyola University Chicago (MS Dietetics and Dietetic Internship). Her interest in nutrition started as an Irish dancer aiming to improve her performance. This interest quickly turned into a passion as she realized the power food has on the way we feel, inside and out. Lara loves exploring the Nashville food scene, cooking, reading, being active, and spending time with family and friends.
I graduated from Belmont University as a Pathway Scholar with a degree in Computer Science and a minor in Entrepreneurship. Since graduating I have worked at HPA, building automation tools for enterprise software applications. My interest in nutrition came when I was in college and gained the freshmen 15. I didn’t like the way I felt, after gaining weight, and was unsure how to solve the problem. Since then I have been passionate about eating the right kinds of food and exercise. I think building a tool that makes living a healthy life easier and more accessible is absolutely amazing.
Nan Allison, MS, RD, LDNNutrition Analyst
Nan Allison, MS, RD, LDN, is co-author of “Full and Fulfilled: the Science of Eating to Your Soul’s Satisfaction,” and owner since 1987 of Allison Nutrition Consulting. Her ongoing interest is in why individuals and cultures choose to eat the way they do and how to facilitate change at the individual, corporate and community levels. She has done nutrition analysis and menu consultations for many local restaurants and food manufacturers. Nan joined Nourishwise because she believes that it carries nutrition and food information to people in a way that will ensure healthy relationships with food and eating
Tim Olszewski, MS, RD, LDNNutrition Analyst
Tim Olszewski, MS, RD, LDN, is a proud graduate of the University of Dayton (BS) and Lipscomb University (MS). During his dietetic internship, Tim earned his Master’s degree in Nutrition Science, as well as performing recipe analysis for Pick Tennessee Products. He and his wife reside in East Nashville and in his free time, he enjoys cooking, weight training, and going to the dog park with his lab-shepherd mix, Kermit. Tim also creates individualized diet plans for general weight loss, athletic performance, and injury prevention; learn more at www.yourgoals.today.