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About

Amy McKinnon is a nutritionist, type 1 diabetic and long-distance runner.

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 5 years I have run six marathons, qualifying for the Boston marathon three times. 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.

Qualifications

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

 

Special interests

Diabetes (pre-diabetes, type 1 & type 2)

Weight loss

Young women

For more information on coaching and nutrition services please contact Amy by clicking here