Hi everyone, I am Amy McKinnon -
A nutritionist, type 1 diabetic and long-distance runner, dedicated to working with people to achieve ultimate health and happiness through nutrition coaching.
I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2000, during my first year of high school.
I changed to a plant-based lifestyle in August, 2013. This not only greatly improved my overall health and energy levels, but also greatly improved my diabetes management and athletic performance.
Over the course of the past 6 years I have run ten marathons, qualifying for the Boston marathon four times. Most recently I have been running longer distances including 52 miles in the Grand Canyon National Park - RimtoRimtoRim. My biggest adventure to date.
In 2016, to raise awareness for type 1 diabetes, I ran 40 half marathons while traveling alone around Latin America.
I am also a Diabetes Sports Project Athlete and their team nutritionist, providing nutritional recommendations and coaching to their athletes who live with diabetes.
I found my healthiest way of living after watching the documentary Forks Over Knives. From there I initiated self-driven study through books, online courses and educational documentaries.
This led Amy to to begin her nutrition business, helping others live a healthy life through food and its infiltration of our mind, body and soul.
Monash University Food as Medicine Online Course - 2018
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) Nutrition and Pregnancy Online Course - 2018
Standford University Food and Health Online Course - 2018
Attended The 2015 International Plant-Based Nutrition Conference, Anaheim California
Cornell University Plant-Based nutrition online course – 2014
Rouxbe Cooking School – Culinary Rx online course – 2014
Diabetes (pre-diabetes, type 1 & type 2)
Health in young women
Nutrition for endurance athletes
For more information on coaching and nutrition services please contact Amy by clicking here