Hi! I’m Tayler Silfverduk & welcome!
I am a Dietetic Technician Registered (DTR) in Columbus, Ohio, with a passion for helping people find love for food and for themselves. I believe in approaching nutrition with a positive mindset; a healthy lifestyle goes beyond a number on the scale. It involves eating foods that leave you feeling nourished and engaging in physical activity that you enjoy.
I want to help people rebuild their broken relationship with food by teaching them how to trust their bodies and their food. Finding safe eating habits and patterns that make you feel good can be a struggle and it is my ultimate goal to support and equip people with the tools they need to succeed.
Through my services and this website, I hope to inspire people to explore their kitchens and provide resources that make navigating a healthy lifestyle simple
When I was young, I never thought twice about my food. I’d eat what I was served and I had no concept of what was healthy, nor did I care too much. I struggled with digestive issues for years but didn’t have any idea how to fix them. I sought after advice from doctors since I can remember and no one could give me concrete answers. Then I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and my whole world flipped upside down.
After so many years of not considering my diet, my gut needed healing, so I dove straight into the gluten-free lifestyle. I became fascinated with learning about gut health and nutrition and ran my own fermented food business before deciding to seek further education in order to truly build a career in nutrition and dietetics.
I completed a rigorous ACEND accredited associates degree in nutrition and dietetics along with 450+ hours of supervised practice, and I am now a practicing Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR). Within my academic programs, I’ve spent a lot of time focused on medical nutrition therapy. My nutrition philosophies have also been inspired by my extracurricular learning: as someone who advocates treating the whole person, I am continually doing my own research, reading, and independent internships to deepen my knowledge of nutrition and wellness. In particular, I have a passion for Health at Every Size (HAES), Mindful Eating, and pushing back against the self-sabotaging nature of diet culture.
In my practice, I fully believe that promoting and practicing self-care, self-compassion, and mindfulness is key to a healthy lifestyle. I am committed to approaching my clients’ goals in ways that are sustainable and body-positive as opposed to the mainstream negative diet culture. While weight loss is a common goal that can be a measure of healthy progress, before we can even focus on weight loss, we have to focus on your relationship with your body. That’s why I focus on teaching and encouraging habits that help build trust and love for yourself and for food before anything else.
Who I am Outside of Dietetics:
Dietetics is a huge part of my life, but just as I advocate for treating the whole person, I want to share my whole self with you! Outside of my job, I love interacting with food and people in almost every area of my life. I’m a local foods fanatic, a self-proclaimed master fermenter, and I’m always on the lookout for new recipes and flavor combinations to try. I spend a lot of my time with my family – including my dog, of course! – and I love to be outside with them, whether we’re hiking or kayaking or walking around the neighborhood. And when I’m inside, you’ll often find me playing a video game or painting with watercolors. Sometimes, you just have to treat yourself!
Overview of Current Experience:
I am a Dietetic Technician Registered (DTR) in Columbus with over 450 hours of supervised practice under my belt. My supervised practice was completed via the Dietetic Technician coordinated program at the Columbus State Community College and involved me working alongside Dietary Managers in surrounding high-schools, local long-term care facilities, and the OSU Wexner Medical Center. I am studying Human Nutrition at OSU in order to become a Dietitian within the next few years.
I am also taking advantage of my ability to work as a Dietetic Professional by consulting with LTC facilities around Columbus.
I have my Complementary Care Certificate from CSCC. I am passionate about healing and balancing the whole self. With nutrition being a form of complementary care, I thought it appropriate to be aware of other complementary care modalities. I try to incorporate that of what I learned on mindfulness, and herbology into my care.
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