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Jane Calvert, RD

Pronouns: they/them

Contributions: Food Adventures for Self Care: Mac & Cheese

Identities: transgender, non-binary, queer

Language(s) Spoken: English

Phone: 724-840-3808

Address: Buffalo, NY

Website: www.foodfocusednutrition.com, or find my business on Facebook!


Get to know me:

I’m a Registered Dietitian based in Buffalo, NY. I have a passion for making delicious food accessible for everyone, and supporting my clients in having healthy relationships with food. I’m also a huge board game nerd!

What does kitchen accessibility mean to me?

I meet my clients where they are, and work within the physical space, equipment, kitchen skills, and food access available to them. I facilitate client-centered adventures in creating delicious food, no matter the perceived limitations.

What populations do I work with? What is my level of expertise (friendly, knowledgeable, expert) for each of those populations?

  • LGBTQ+ | expert
  • Black, Brown, Indigenous, People of Color | knowledgeable
  • Vegetarians/Vegans | expert
  • People with food allergies/dietary restrictions | expert
  • People with medical conditions supported by Medical Nutrition Therapy | knowledgeable

What is my approach to food?

Connection starts in the kitchen – food is one of the most common ways for people to connect with each other. I work to eliminate food shame and barriers to cooking so that everyone can access this vital connection.

What issues am I most skilled at addressing as a nutrition professional?

I am most skilled in supporting clients in changing the ways they prepare and eat food. Change is hard, especially with a task we’ve all done our entire lives! I have the nutrition and kitchen expertise to make change accessible, delicious, and fun.

Education & License

Education: BA Chemistry, BS Dietetics and Nutrition

Years in Practice: 7

School: Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Buffalo State College

Year Graduated: 2008, 2013

License #: 1098429

Additional Credentials: ServSafe Certified

Finances

Fee Range: $20-50 for large groups to individuals. Scholarship available for those with marginalized identities.

Accepted Payment Methods: check, credit card via PayPal