A Columbus, Ohio native, Sarah Simpson, RDN, LD, is the owner and founder of Columbus Nutrition Company. She is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist who provides nutrition counseling and nutrition education to adults and teens with various medical conditions.
Sarah completed her dietetic internship through The Ohio State University's Human Nutrition Dietetic Internship Program after graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology, Dietetics from The Ohio State University.
Prior to becoming a dietitian, Sarah was a professional ballet dancer. After high school, Sarah attended Indiana University as a Ballet Major within the Jacobs School of Music. Following this, she deferred her degree and went on to dance with the Professional Division of the Pacific Northwest Ballet and the Nevada Ballet Theatre.
With these experiences, Sarah returned to Columbus to earn her bachelor's degree and RDN credential with the mission of forming a nutrition counseling company focused on helping others eat to live healthier, longer, and happier lives.
In Her Own Words
“I work to help individuals develop realistic, sustainable healthy habits to reach their goals and feel their best without feeling restricted.
Food is so much more than just 'fuel’ or ‘calories in and calories out’; it is social, spiritual, and familial. Food is joy, excitement, and love. Food should taste good and make us feel good, both mentally and physically. I always say, if we live to be 150 years old, but are miserable eating foods we dislike just because they are “healthy”, we have solved no problems!
The key, then, is finding balance. The tricky part about finding this balance is our uniqueness! We all have different food preferences, medical conditions, families and schedules. Because of this, nutrition is not black or white; the food and behaviors that promote good health for one person, may not offer the same benefits for another. Our individuality is why diets don’t work, especially long-term.
Ditching the diet mentality allows us to get back in touch with our bodies to find balance— the first and most important step to achieving good health, no matter the health goal!”
Bachelor of Science, Human Ecology/Dietetics | The Ohio State University (2014)
Dietetic Internship | The Ohio State University Human Nutrition Dietetic Internship (2015)
Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management | CDR (2014)
Certificate of Training in Integrative and Functional Nutrition | DIFM (In Progress)