Meet Janai Meyer
When it comes to questions about nutrition, breastfeeding, and disease treatment and prevention, it’s important to have someone with significant passion and years of experience under her belt, which where Janai Meyer comes in.
Janai has cultivated her skills and expertise as a Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist, and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant throughout villages and islands in Southeast Alaska. Plus, her fierce dedication to busting common wellness myths lends a practical, straight-forward element to her counseling and when you’re working with your body and its many needs, straight talk is more precious than gold.
Janai’s missions include de-stigmatizing the valuable practice of long-term breastfeeding, revealing the trickery of dieting fads, and promoting the notion that fitness is not measurable by one’s shape or size. In essence, Janai strives to promote total wellness and the ability to listen to and trust our bodies’ cues as well as our own intuition.
She is active in health promotion and has developed education plans, research wellness and food habits, taught at the University of Alaska Southeast, and served on the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Weight Realities Board. She’s expanded her work with outpatient and individual services in the areas of community wellness, community and professional education classes, community gardens, subsistence food gathering, and preservation.
While Janai has been featured as a speaker at nutrition conferences in Washington D.C. and throughout the Pacific Northwest in addition to being profiled in Today’s Dietitian Magazine, the true testament of her skills and knowledge is her dedication to sharing her practice with the people in her home state of Alaska. After earning her degree at the University of Idaho, Janai earned her RD license, and returned home to help the Alaskan people. Her goal was to work with small, tight-knit communities in a way that married their strong traditions such as food gathering, preservation, and breast-feeding with her scientifically-supported expertise.
Janai’s background and her unrelenting passion for wellness beyond image and appearance make her an invaluable asset in your journey to complete health and wellness.
- Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
- Licensed Dietitian
- International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
- Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size® Provider
- Red Cross Certified Pedicatic / Adult CPR, First Aid. AED Instructor