Samina Qureshi is the registered and licensed dietitian, nutritionist (RDN, LD) and owner of Wholesome Start. She has experience with providing hundreds of clients with one-on-one coaching in chronic disease prevention and management, intuitive eating, sustainable weight management, navigating food allergies and intolerances, gastrointestinal disorders, chronic fatigue, inflammation, and more. Samina received her B.S. in Nutritional Sciences/Dietetics from the University of Texas at Austin where she also completed her dietetic internship to become an RDN. Samina is also a board certified integrative and functional nutrition practitioner (IFNCP). Samina combines the science and art of integrative and functional medicine and believes that wellness is not a one-size-fits-all approach. She practices nutrition counseling with a Health At Every Size (HAES) approach which focuses on empowering you with the tools you need to adopt healthy habits for the sake of health and well-being instead of weight. Samina's holistic approach to wellness encompasses evidence-based nutrition therapy, mind-body practice, intuitive eating, joyful movement, sleep hygiene, stress management, and other lifestyle interventions to help you feel your best. Through her nutrition counseling sessions, Samina’s clients learn how to ditch diets for good, reclaim their health and live a happy and wholesome life. In her free time, Samina enjoys experimenting with new recipes, exploring the best restaurants in town, practicing yoga, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
Samina stays up to date on nutrition trends and research by with being an active member of the following professional organizations:
Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group
Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner (IFNCP)
Why Registered Dietitians (RDs) are the food and nutrition experts
Registered Dietitians (RDs) are the food and nutrition experts who can translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. With an overload of wellness information from celebrities to self-proclaimed "nutritionists" claiming a magic pill or diet can cure all it becomes very confusing and often times dangerous for the public to seek out nutrition or dietary advice on their own. RDs have degrees in the fields of dietetics, nutrition, public health or a related field from well-respected, accredited universities (Hook'em!). Graduating with your degree in nutritional sciences isn't enough to call yourself a Registered Dietitian! In addition to getting your B.S. in dietetics, one must be accepted into an accredited dietetic internship that is often linked with a master's degree program, complete 1200+ hours of supervised dietetic practice, pass a national board exam, become licensed in your state, maintain licensure with continuing education, and stay up to date with cutting-edge research. With all of this education and experience under their belt, you can trust Registered Dietitians to help you make unique, positive lifestyle changes to improve your overall health.