Lindsay is the best. The compassion she showed me as her client is unparalleled in her field. By accepting me she helped me accept myself. The fact that she still wished to help me even after our sessions ended attests to her dedication to her purpose to inspire women to love their bodies and make peace with food. I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to meet a healthcare provider that cares so much, and trust me I’ve met a lot of healthcare providers.
Client in Eating Disorder Recovery
Picking up the phone to call Lindsay and set up my first appointment was the best decision I ever made. After years of trying to make peace with food on my own and failing, seeing Lindsay changed everything. I finally feel like I’m changing for the better.
Client Learning Intuitive Eating
Lindsay is patient, positive and passionate about her clients!
Client in Eating Disorder Recovery
Thank you for pushing me when I wanted to give up. I am going to miss you a lot [when I move] but I will never forget your compassion and willingness to help with my recovery.
Client in Eating Disorder Recovery
If you are looking for a caring and compassionate dietician who will help you find a healthier relationship with food, please, save yourself the trouble of trial and error, and go to Lindsay at Nutrition Instincts! I’m so proud of the progress I have made. I’m no longer rigid with my food, I eat the things I enjoy, and for the first time in my life, I’m playing with my food, trying new recipes, and ignoring the calorie counts that ruled my life for so long. My relationship with food right now is the healthiest it’s been in my whole life!
Lindsay Stenovec, MS, RD, CEDRD-S, CLEC
OWNER & PRINCIPAL REGISTERED DIETITIAN
Hello! I’m Lindsay Stenovec and I’m the Principal Registered Dietitian and owner of Nutrition Instincts® San Diego Nutrition Therapy. My team and I provide nutrition counseling in the areas of eating disorders, intuitive eating, prenatal and postpartum wellness, diabetes, family feeding coaching and integrative and functional nutrition. We run a weight inclusive practice in alignment with Health at Every Size® principles. As Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitians (CEDRD) and Intuitive Eating Counselor I strive to provide San Diego residents with evidence-informed, weight inclusive care for those suffering from eating disorders and various levels of disordered eating due to dieting. In 2015, I founded an online nutrition resource and coaching program for moms, which includes a body positive podcast, Embodied and Well Mom Show, and a wellness membership that cultivates body confidence, self-care and a healthy relationship with food for moms and families. I received my undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, completed my dietetic internship at California State University, Long Beach and completed my Master’s in Science degree in Nutritional Science at San Diego State University.
I speak regularly to professionals and parents on the topics of eating disorders, intuitive eating, child feeding, maternal self-care, pregnancy and eating disorders, and postpartum wellness. As an approved supervisor (CEDRD-S) with the International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp), I offer professional supervision to Registered Dietitians and perinatal professionals.
My previous roles that continue to inform my current work included providing medical nutrition therapy for gestational diabetes, consulting for the government Head Start Preschool Program, teaching as an adjunct professor at a community college and being the lead dietitian for a PHP and IOP adult and adolescent eating disorder program. I provide trauma-informed care and have counseling training in motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy – which are therapy modalities I apply while remaining within a dietitian’s scope of practice. I thoroughly enjoy living in San Diego with my husband and 2 wonderful sons.
Professional Credentials and Certifications
Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD)
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN), # 1007650
Master of Science in Nutrition Sciences (MS)
Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences (BS)
Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor
Certificated Lactation Educator Counselor (CLEC)
Hey there! I’m Maddie White, an eating disorder and clinical dietitian passionate about helping others restore relationships with food, body, and mind. As a Health At Every Size® provider, I strive to provide inclusive, compassionate care to each and every client – regardless of weight, shape, color, size, orientation, disability, or disease. I believe Intuitive Eating holds a space for everyone. By taking an individual approach with each client, together we learn the best way to navigate your journey to food and body freedom.
I attended San Diego State University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition. I went on to complete the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Internship with Iowa State University, where I continued my experience in eating disorders as well as clinical nutrition. In between, I spent a year living in Rome, Italy. It was here where I began to see how clearly our American culture distorts our relationships with food and body. Upon my return, I began working with the American Diabetes Association, where I managed youth programming for San Diegans living with type 1 diabetes in addition to bringing awareness to those living with all types of diabetes through policy activism and community education and outreach. After transitioning to work in a San Diego eating disorder facility, I realized how fulfilling it was to be a part of someone’s recovery. Spending time with clients of all ages, I adopted skills in adult-centered learning, multiple therapy modalities, and communication with pediatrics and adolescents. While a little unconventional, these experiences have made me the dietitian I am today..
Aside from my time with Nutrition Instincts and the eating disorder community, I work at a local San Diego Acute Care Hospital incorporating Nutrition Instincts’ values in the clinical setting. In my free time I love to travel and explore San Diego because as a local, I STILL haven’t seen it all.
Maddie’s Professional Credentials & Certifications
Registered Dietitian through the Commission on Dietetic Registration
Candidate for Certified Diabetes Educator Certification
Hello! I am Tiffany Kelly and I am a virtual assistant for Nutrition Instincts. I began my assistant career at the age of 17 by becoming an office assistant for a commercial refrigeration company that my father owns. After working with my father’s company for eight years, I decided I wanted to go back to school and complete my undergraduate degree. As of December 2015, I completed my Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from California Baptist University, in Southern California. Throughout my time in school, I continued to work as an assistant. However, due to my heavy class load, the assisting became more virtual. After graduation, I began seeking other jobs for virtual assistants because I preferred being able to schedule my own hours. In May of 2016, Lindsay found me and I have been apart of the team ever since. This job allows me to have more time for fun with my nieces and nephew, whom I watch every Wednesday. I am also able to serve at my local church on a weekly bases. I eventually plan to return to school to complete my Masters in Social Work, but for now I am enjoying working in this field and gaining more experience.