Sonthe is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist, who specializes in weight loss and eating disorders. She is a Food and Nutrition Counselor and has completed the CDR Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management. Sonthe earned a Masters Degree from the University of North Florida and graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition. She has worked as a Public Health Nutritionist, Clinical Dietitian with UAB Hospitals, Research Dietitian counseling & monitoring individuals in weight loss studies and Community Nutritionist teaching Nutrition Education classes in the community.
Sonthe’s specialty is working with individuals and families to develop and restore healthy eating habits and healthy beliefs about food and exercise. Many people have misleading and inaccurate beliefs about nutrition and these beliefs are putting them at risk. Eating right should be simple, easy and fun. Education and accountability are key in learning how to eat right. Sonthe also helps workplaces establish wellness incentives and provides educational seminars to corporations.
Nutrition counseling is personalized and based on the individual’s medical history, assessment, goals, activity and food preferences. Sonthe’s recipe for your success is based on real food with real results. Restoring healthy eating habits requires planning and support. Sessions will focus on importance of meal planning, physical activity, understanding where calories come from and how our bodies utilize them. You will learn how to select nutrient rich foods you like and learn how much and when to eat. You will also learn how to understand food labels, make healthy choices when grocery shopping and eating on the go. Behavior modification tips to stay on track will ensure your success.
As a Registered Dietitian with many years of experience, Sonthe is happy to be at Personal Relationships, Inc. where individuals are offered a team approach to weight management and eating disorder therapy. To make an appointment with Sonthe for Nutrition Counseling call 205-979-6822.
Sonthe is a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and active in the Birmingham District Dietetic Association serving as Past President. The Birmingham District Dietetic Association recently presented Sonthe with the Outstanding Dietitian Award for 2012.