About Bev Benda
If you are looking for a caring professional with a credentialed background in nutrition and coaching, you have come to the right place. Having spent almost 30 years in public health, health promotion, and healthcare, you could say I am very much a “people person.” My passion is working with motivated individuals who want to live healthier, more intentional lives.
I graduated from North Dakota State University with a B.S. in Foods and Nutrition and completed my dietetic internship at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics in 1987. I became a Licensed Registered Dietitian at that time, and since then, have gained experience in maternal and child health, worksite wellness, health policy, clinical nutrition, and health promotion. In 2007 I completed coach training through Guiding Mindful Change in San Diego, CA. I am Board-Certified (BCC) through the Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc.
In August of 2021, I made the difficult decision to change my career focus and leave the professional field of dietetics. As a former Registered Dietitian, I am now able to pursue other interests.
Working in public health for 17 years fed my passion for promoting wellness to all populations. I believe in:
- promoting wellness to all populations regardless of size, economic status, or other factors
- creating healthier nutrition environments in schools, childcare centers, and other organizations for children
- promoting healthier workplaces for all adults
- advocating for industry policies in order to create healthier food environments
- meeting people where they are.
As a coach, I continue to work with motivated individuals and families who desire to make changes on the home front, at work, and at play.
All of my work experiences taught me “one size doesn’t fit all.” Each environment, group, and individual deserves customized care. Coaching, through its model of building awareness, designing actions, setting goals and managing progress and accountability, is my primary methodology. My coaching style integrates honesty and frankness with kindness and compassion.
I would be honored to work with you.