Food Smarts Nutrition began when Anna Hartman, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, saw a need for accessible, affordable, convenient, and customized nutrition care in her community. While continuing to work full-time, Anna started a small counseling practice in an effort to get people the prompt, expert nutrition care they needed. As more and more people began reaching out, Anna decided to make her private practice official, and Food Smarts Nutrition was born. Today, Anna provides a variety of nutrition and wellness services for individuals and groups. In addition to counseling, teaching, and coaching services, she also provides nutrition resource-development services for healthcare organizations, physician offices, and other nutrition practices.
At Food Smarts Nutrition, you can come exactly as you are. No matter your current nutrition lifestyle or fitness level, you are welcome. There is no one-size-fits-all. Anna will guide you toward achieving your goals to help you be your healthiest self and feel your best. Adopting good nutrition practices isn’t about being “skinny,” looking a certain way, or having a specific number on the scale. While measurements and numbers may serve as guideposts along the path to better health, they aren’t the end-all-be-all. Food Smarts Nutrition celebrates body diversity and embraces individual choice in health goal-setting. Here, you can expect personalized care, where your goals and preferences are considered every step of the way.
Anna is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), and is fully registered and licensed through the Commission on Dietetic Registration, and the Kentucky Board of Licensure and Certification for Dietitians and Nutritionists. Anna began her career 2009, as Nutrition Coordinator for Yum! Restaurants International, while earning her degree in dietetics from Eastern Kentucky University. Later, Anna enjoyed life along the sunny Florida beaches, as she completed her supervised practice in dietetics at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System; but her love for her family and the bluegrass drew her back to Louisville, where has spent the past six years serving as a clinical dietitian in hospitals for adults and children.
Anna serves on the Board of the Kentucky Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and she is a member of the national Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Anna has made a personal commitment to life-long learning, and has a personal policy to complete at least 30 hours of continuing professional education every year. This allows her to stay abreast of the latest research and techniques, to bring the very best care to her clients.
In addition to being a smashing home cook and a passionate nutrition and health educator, Anna is an avid gardener who loves to work outside growing flowers, herbs, and food for her family. There’s usually at least one DIY project going on in the garden or in the house, and there’s typically at least one rescue cat or dog “helping.”