Hello! And welcome to Werth Your While Nutrition where we are focused on helping the whole family heal from feeding and eating disorders. We work to repair relationships with food and exercise and help everyone fuel for success.

We offer 1:1 nutrition therapy for those with disordered eating, eating disorders, gastrointestinal disorders and athletes. We also offer parent support programming for loved ones of those in eating disorder recovery.

Meet the Team

My name is Julia Werth and I am the owner of Werth Your While Nutrition, a non-diet dietitian and journalist focused on making all foods fit through the principles of Intuitive Eating. I am passionate about helping the whole family of those with disordered eating feel supported through the recovery journey.

As a kid growing up I was a terrible picky eater – although you’d never believe it now. As a middle schooler I slowly learned to eat (and even love!) most foods through the fun of cooking. Unfortunately, by 16, my desires to perform better as an athlete and the persistent pressure to be thin brought me into a six-year-long battle with bulimia. Through the help of friends, family, professionals and the discovery of intuitive eating I have been able to heal my relationship with both food and exercise.

Today, I live in Hamden, Connecticut with my husband and daughter, Rosalie! I love pizza and anything to do with running (the shoes, the clothes, the races…all of it.) To keep up to date with me and all things going on at Werth Your While Nutrition follow my blog and podcast.

My name is Rachael Utstein and I am a non-diet dietitian who practices with an Intuitive Eating and Health At Every Size
approach. I am passionate about guiding individuals and families on their journey towards a more positive relationship with food and their bodies.

Before becoming a dietitian, I struggled with my own disordered relationship with food, exercise, and my body. When I learned about the principles of Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size and began implementing them on my own, it truly changed my life and led me to practice these
principles in my professional life as well.

Prior to joining the team at Werth Your While Nutrition, I worked as the lead dietitian in an eating
disorder treatment program at the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care. Throughout my time there, my interest in supporting individuals and families through all stages of recovery grew stronger.

I absolutely love what I do, which includes helping individuals find meaning and value in themselves outside of their body and eating habits and guiding individuals in rejecting diet
culture and truly embracing food freedom.

I currently live in New Haven with my fiancé where I enjoy spending time outside (preferably in the sun!), exploring new foods and restaurants, listening to podcasts, and dabbling in watercoloring.

My name is Nataliya Putnam and I am a Registered Dietitian with undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Nutritional Sciences, as well as a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition. I have been interested in the intersection of food, nutrition and health for almost my entire life thanks to my diverse background and upbringing. I was born in Ukraine, and moved to U.S. just before starting kindergarten. I grew up with an acute awareness to the differences in food cultures (our preferences, our traditions, our values) and how these can impact our health beliefs. 

I have a strong clinical nutrition background, especially in gastro-intestinal, cardiac and renal conditions and their intersection with disordered eating. I approach medical nutrition therapy with a patient centered approach with emphasis on the social-cognitive aspect of health behaviors. I hope that my unique experience as an immigrant, a psychology major, and as a person who simply loves food will enable me to help others to establish a positive relationship with food and achieve their health goals.

A little more about me. I live in Wallingford with my wonderful husband and dog, and enjoy cooking, hiking, and dancing. Some of my favorite foods include, but are not limited to, sushi, pierogies, coffee, and anything chocolate!

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