Edge to Health-Renee Edge
Edge to Health
4 Brookmoor Rd, Avon
I am a Functional Nutrition Coach, which means I take a holistic approach to health by incorporating food, sleep, stress, fitness and toxic environmental factors, in the effort to reduce the impact of stressors or specific diagnosis on the body. I specialize in supporting children with anxiety, ADHD, autism, depression or trauma histories. I offer group workshops and trainings, in addition to individual coaching and nutrition consultations.
What drew you to this profession?
I am a formerly frazzled mom, whose experience grew from trial and error experimentation with my own children and propelled me back to school to study nutrition. Seeing the impact of food on the attention, behavior and moods of my own children fueled the desire to share this knowledge with other families who were struggling with the behavior of their own children. Now I specialize in nourishing better behavior by helping families to change their child’s attention, behavior and mood using food everyone in the family will enjoy.
How does your work differ from others in your profession?
There are two significant differences working with a Functional Nutrition Coach. First, it isn’t just about food—we consider all of the factors in your life, and how they impact you and your food choices. Second, it is not just about me prescribing foods to you, it is about building from what you are already eating to a healthier version that meets your nutritional needs. Foods you value, or culturally specific foods, are integrated into your healthy eating plan. We integrate mindfulness to aid you in developing a greater awareness of and understanding of your choices.
What should someone expect from working with you?
In working with me, you will find that it is possible to honor your cultural foods and preferences, while making small changes to increase your overall health and wellness.
What changes do you have planned for 2022?
This year will see the return of live workshops and sessions in addition to expanded virtual offerings via Zoom.
What is most important for Natural Awakenings’ readers to know?
In addition to your overall health, mood, behavior, sleep and stress are all impacted by the food you consume. Healing is possible with what you put in your grocery cart!