Learn about nutrition, cooking and food with these dietitians from different backgrounds. Open floor Q&A after. 12:30-1:00pm
Currently Lead Registered Dietitian at Total Health and Fitness. I completed my Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences at San Diego State University. Prior to my current role as a Health Coach and Personal Trainer, I worked at Huntsman Cancer Hospital as the Bone Marrow Transplant and Oncology Dietitian and also Scripps Hospital in La Jolla. With a background in a clinical setting I have extensive experience working with many types of conditions including: cancer cachexia, diabetes, thyroid disorder, cardiac health, GI disorders (IBD such as Crohn’s disease and Celiac as well as IBS), food intolerances and weight management. I am passionate about athletic performance and nutrition. I am a long distance runner and have qualified for and run the Boston Marathon and will be running it again this April. As a vegetarian I enjoy working with other vegetarians, but I realize this isn’t a lifestyle choice for everyone and love working with all types of clients.
Paige Smathers, RDN, CD
Paige Smathers, RDN, CD is a registered dietitian nutritionist in Salt Lake City who specializes in helping people heal their relationship with food. After working in the hospital setting for several years, Paige decided to start a private practice in nutrition consulting where she has found her passion in helping great people improve their lives through making peace with food and their bodies. Paige consults with a local drug and alcohol treatment facility teaching weekly nutrition classes geared toward developing a healthier relationship with food during addiction recovery. Paige is also the proud host of a podcast called Nutrition Matters Podcast which explores what really matters in the world of nutrition and health with a sensitive and realistic approach. She is also a freelance writer with KSL News. She recently developed an in-depth 10-week online course helping people bridge the gap from dieting to intuitive eating. Paige spends the majority of her professional work individually with clients working toward a healthier, happier life and focuses her interventions on intuitive and mindful eating.
Ashley Quadros, MS, RD, CD
Dietitian for Harmons Grocery, Lehi, Utah
Prior to studying nutrition, Ashley completed a professional massage therapy program and a Bachelor Degree in Behavioral Science. After working in wellness for six years, she went on to complete the Master’s Program in Nutrition at the University of Utah. With this comprehensive background, Ashley brings a balanced, practical, and straightforward approach to nutrition that acknowledges the whole person.
As a Harmons Dietitian, Ashley offers a variety of customer services including counseling, workshops, store tours, and presentations. She is active in the community through supporting Utah non-profit and community services and attending nutrition and health-related fairs and expos. Finally, she works in the marketing space by creating content for outlets such as local news, blogs, and social media. Harmons internal roles include supporting our corporate wellness program, executing our Dietitians Choice program and healthy checkout lanes, and consulting on innovation initiatives for fresh foods.
Given her background, you can see Ashley has always been passionate about food, health, and wellness. She is happiest when she can share the message that eating can be enjoyable AND nutritious! When she’s not working, you can find Ashley practicing yoga, cross country skiing, hiking, listening to live music, dancing, planning her next trip, being obsessed with her dog and of course, as a foodie, cooking and baking in her kitchen.