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Ana believes that following a healthy food plan can help you become more of who you were meant to be!

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Amanda knows that incorporating movement of your body through activities you love to do is the key to success in reaching an optimal state of health!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ana Elisabeth Zeller, RD, CD-N - President & Founder

Ana Zeller, Founder of Practical Nutrition

A little bit of my background.
For those of you who know me, you’re familiar with the journey I have been on for the past six years of realizing the powerful role that real, nutrient dense food has in the ability to heal and restore the mind and body. Six years ago I spent a year and a half recovering from a snowboarding accident, which left me with a broken back and the possibility of never walking again. Through lots of prayer and love from family (and good food too!) I am able to sit up right and explain how my passion restoring health through proper nutrition began.

That brings me to where I am at today.
I am a Registered Dietitian/Certified Nutritionist and an alumnus of the University of Connecticut’s coordinated program of dietetics. I have completed a rigorous 1200-hour internship, which included practicing clinical nutrition in various health care facilities, including St. Francis Hospital, The Diabetes Care Center at St. Francis, Medical Nutrition Therapy Associates, and Hartford Hospital’s Jefferson House. In addition, I have pursued education in the realm of natural medicine and holistic nutrition, which has broadened my scope of practice to include a natural approach to overall health and wellness. A few of areas of health I address with my clients include Diabetes and weight management, sports nutrition, and holistic detoxification.

We all have a relationship with health.

Be it healthy, unhealthy, functional, or dysfunctional. Whatever it is, there is always room for improvement, creativity, breaking up the norm, and for change.

Confusion reigns in the arena of health care.
By using a variety of tools, resources, experiences, and philosophies I have gathered over the last 6 years, I hope to clear up any confusion you may have about “what’s good” for your health. I hope to help guide you on a journey of your own, and allow you to realize the potential you have to allow optimal health and wellness heal, restore, and naturally renew you and those around you. By providing you with and adding to your foundation of knowledge, my goal is to equip you to take over the journey of health on your own, and together learn how to make everyday healthy and positive choices. Practical Nutrition isn’t another fad that will quickly fade away…it’s a lifestyle change which happens organically as you are empowered by knowledge and transformed one healthy choice at a time.

Amanda Modeen, RD, CD-N – Associate Dietitian

Amanda Modeen, Sports Nutrition Expert

A little background about me:
Growing up food was always a big part of my life. It was always the center of attention at all family gatherings, graduation parties, and birthdays. Food has a way of bringing people together and bringing joy to our lives. I have always had a passion for food and as I got older and became involved in different sports, I developed a passion not just for food but for nutrition and how much what we eat affects our overall health and well being.  I look at food and diet as the heart of our overall physical, mental, and spiritual health. If we can figure out what way of eating works best for each of us individually, then we can overcome health problems and live happy, fulfilling lives.

The path I took to get here:
This passion for health and nutrition lead me to attend the University of Connecticut and complete the coordinated Dietetics program. During the program, I completed a 1200 hour internship where I practiced clinical nutrition, community nutrition, food service, and counseling skills. I practiced clinical nutrition at Saint Francis Hospital, UConn Health Center, Manchester Memorial Hospital, and Johnson Memorial Hospital. I also practiced food service at various hospitals in CT and at Horace W. Porter School in Columbia, CT and counseling in Oncology, Dialysis, and Diabetes at UConn Health Center and Community Health Services. Overall, I had a great experience in the program and was fortunate enough to study many different areas of nutrition.

Hobbies and Interests:

Outside of researching and learning new things about health, food, and nutrition, I am a coach and competitive CrossFit athlete for Yankee CrossFit, in Farmington, CT and a pole fitness instructor where I explore the fun and challenging combination of strength and beauty that I am able to share with my students. I love any sort of gymnastics and acrobatics training as well. Any day spent in the sun is a good one!

One of my favorite quotes:
“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” -Buddha

 

CUTE BENCH

We all need motivation! Everyday we encourage each other and our clients to stay healthy through positive thoughts, nourishing meals, and lots of laughter!


Affiliations

Crossfit: Yankee, Simsbury, and Playground 
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
University of Connecticut Coordinated Program of Dietetics
Restoration Health, Redding, California
Standard Process; Whole Food Supplements
Outer Peace Health and Wellness (West Hartford, CT)

Contact Us
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Office Locations

Avon: 

1 Darling Drive, Avon, CT  06001

Phone: (860) 605-3039

Farmington: 

24 Spring Lane, Farmington, CT 06032

Phone: (860) 424-6962

 


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