Cultivate a life well nourished

Jennifer Heinen, a licensed registered dietitian and nutritionist based out of Boston, MA, provides a non-diet, science-based approach to eating well, staying fit, and building balance in every day life. Here you can find inspiration for healthy living with good food and an active lifestyle. Jennifer provides in-person or web-based nutrition education, counseling and consulting services, as well as writing and speaking engagements. 

"Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude"
– Thich Nhat Hanh

I look forward to guiding you on your journey towards a well-nourished life! 


Jennifer Heinen MS RD LDN, Founder

Photo Credit: Peter Hellberg

I began Nourish For Life because I am passionate about all the good things that feed our most fundamental desire to be happy and healthy. This not only includes eating good food, but also staying active, reducing stress, spending time with our loved ones and enjoying the small pleasures in life.

My love for all things edible began while working in the food and restaurant industry, as a food photographer and writer. I studied wine at the famed Windows On The World Wine School, and took a course in food writing at The French Culinary Institute under the talented Alan Richman. I knew from early on that I wanted a career that involved sharing my knowledge of good food.

So, how did I get into nutrition? Through helping manage my family's nutrition-related illnesses, my own desire to be healthy and physically fit, and the encouragement of colleagues. One day I asked myself how can I put my experiences and passions together as a full-time job? I then realized that nutrition is a profession and I decided to return to school to get the proper education needed to become a registered dietitian.

Nutrition is so exciting to me. I love food as medicine, and I love how food brings people together and can form deep bonds. I also love multicultural flavors, and how you can travel the world and tell a story through a meal. I am happy to be sharing this excitement for what not only nourishes your body, but also your mind and spirit!

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