By Anna Bohnengel
Hi! I’m Anna, a new mom, registered dietitian and the co-founder of Alavita Perinatal Nutrition Associates, LLC. in Portland, Oregon. The work I do is all founded upon the belief that women deserve to enter motherhood feeling informed, confident and well-nourished.
Virtually or in-person, I offer a fresh, lighthearted and realistic approach to eating well. Trained at the NIH, I have spent most of my career at Oregon Health & Science University specializing in women’s health. Through my private practice, Alavita, I help women conceive naturally, carry a healthy pregnancy and then thrive postpartum.
When not at Alavita, I’m often found playing with my baby boy, born in August of 2017. I always knew I wanted to be a mom but had no idea I could be so head-over-heels in love.
It is a rare day that I don’t make time for movement, whether that’s pushing a stroller, at a fitness studio, or slinging pots & pans on an ambitious batch-cooking day. It's an even rarer day that I don’t hit the sack by 9 p.m. Sleep, play and good food are essential to my happiness, so I make them non-negotiables. Making time for self-care is my secret sauce for enjoying motherhood. Hope to help you find the same joy in growing your sweet family.