Stanton Nutrition Counseling
Here at Stanton Nutrition Counseling, we are real people who want to meet you right where you are in real life. We believe in providing exceptional, individualized and mutually respectful care. We are weight-inclusive, people-first clinicians actively working to improve the lives of our clients.
We welcome all people, all bodies, and all experiences.
Whether you are looking to make a big change or just to find more peace in life, we are here to help.
How can we help?
Nutrition is not just about WHAT you eat. Nutrition is how you eat, why you eat, your feelings about food, and your ability to eat it. Healthy eating involves knowing what foods support your body (and mind) and having the confidence to eat them without fear, guilt, stress, or worry. It is possible, and it is waiting for you!
If your answer is "yes" to one or more of the questions below,
contact us so we can work together to bring the good back into your nutrition!
Break Away from Chronic Dieting
Do you feel as though you must always be on some type of diet to be healthy or have value?
Is it difficult to remember a time when you could eat without a long list of rules or having to avoid bad foods?
Do you often find yourself delaying or missing out on life experiences because you have not yet met your "diet goals" ?
Treatment for Disordered Eating
Do thoughts of restricting food or dieting seem to dominate your life?
Do you have intense feelings of guilt or feel the need to compensate after eating?
Do you find yourself eating in secret? Or do any of your eating habits feel out of your control?
Medical Nutrition Therapy
Do you want to better align eating with your values and health goals?
Does chronic disease run in your family or have life circumstances put you at a higher risk to develop one?
Have you been given a diagnosis and asked to make changes but aren't sure where or how to start?
Meet the Dietitians
Kayla Stanton, MS, RDN, CEDS
Founder / Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Hi, I'm Kayla, an anti-diet dietitian helping people find more peace in a "diet crazy" world. One of my greatest joys is in helping my clients develop positive relationships with food and restore trust with their bodies. I also love nutrition education and helping my clients cut through the noise of toxic nutrition misinformation while breaking away from any shame and guilt associated with eating food.
My approach with clients is non-judgmental and collaborative, meeting people exactly where they are and working with them to create meaningful and sustainable changes. I believe anyone can improve their health AND learn to trust their body and mind when it comes to food and eating... no matter their current situation or past experience.
Ruth Breeden, RD, LDN
Clinician / Registered Dietitian
Hello! I’m Ruth, a Registered Dietitian who loves helping others achieve balanced nutrition to fuel their lifestyle. I am passionate about empowering clients to take small, individualized, sustainable steps today by meeting them where they are- because there is no “one size fits all” approach that works or lasts. I work with a range of clients helping them with both chronic illness management (diabetes, renal/kidney, digestive, heart, etc.) and preventative nutrition counseling. I'm especially enthusiastic about women’s health and the many facets that impact overall wellbeing.
When I’m not meeting with clients, I enjoy trying new recipes, listening to podcasts, traveling and spending time outdoors with my husband and two Auskies (Aussie/Husky mix).
Avery Scuderi, RDN, CDN
Clinician / Registered Dietitian
Hi, I’m Avery, a HAES-aligned registered dietitian who is passionate about helping others on their journey to find food freedom. My mission is to support those trying to break free from diet culture and re-learn how to eat without guilt or shame. I support clients of all ages in making peace with their relationship to food and body.
I value the importance of compassion and flexibility, recognizing that treatment is never a formulaic approach. I believe breaking down goals into small, digestible bites is what builds foundational and sustainable change. I enjoy educating and coaching those looking to overcome food rules and become more attuned to the inner wisdom of their body and learn to trust themselves again.
Brooke Lancaster, MS, RDN
Clinician / Registered Dietitian
We are so excited to have Brooke as the newest member of our team!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Registered Dietitian?
Anyone can call themselves a "nutritionist" even without formal qualifications or experience. Someone who only calls themselves a nutritionist may be practicing without any formal education or any governing body to hold them accountable.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RD/RDN) are nutrition experts and health care providers who have met (at minimum) the following criteria:
Completed at least a bachelor’s degree at an accredited university
Completed an 8-12 month accredited supervised practice program.
Passed a national exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) and maintained active registration status
Regularly complete ethical and professional continuing educational requirements to maintain certification
Will my insurance pay for appointments with a RD/RDN?
All of our providers are in-network with Cigna, and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Kayla is also in network with United Healthcare, while Avery, Brooke, and Ruth are in the process of credentialing with United Healthcare. Until their applications are approved, they are considered out of network
However, many insurances will still cover services with an out of network Registered Dietitian. Prior to your appointment, be sure to call the member services number on your card to check your benefits. If your insurance has out-of-network nutrition counseling benefits, you will be provided a document called a "Superbill" that has all the necessary information to submit to your insurance company, which may then reimburse you directly, according to your benefits. If you are not sure how to check your benefits, we are happy to help. Please contact us, and we will send you a list of questions to ask to find out exactly what will be covered.
For Health Care Providers
Please use the options below to refer a patient for medical nutrition therapy or nutrition counseling.
At this time, we are accepting referrals for people with eating disorders, disordered eating behaviors, chronic dieting / weight cycling, diabetes, kidney disease (all stages), cardiovascular, and digestive concerns.
Thanks for taking a valued interest in your patient's nutrition!