Teri Underwood, R.D., M.S., C.D. is the founder of Sustainable Diets, a nutrition education company specializing in one-on-one nutrition counseling, functional medicine, teaching, and environmental nutrition.
She is an award-winning registered dietitian with over 30 years’ experience as a counselor and clinical nutritionist. Teri has a Bachelor and Master of Science degree in nutrition, dietetics, and food science from accredited universities and advanced training and certifications in functional medicine, adult weight management, stress management, and health promotion. She has held numerous leadership and teaching positions with non-profits, universities, colleges, and professional groups. Her diverse work background spans wellness/disease prevention; clinical nutrition/functional medicine; sustainability/environmental nutrition; culinary arts/cooking; behavior change/teaching; publishing research/writing.
During her career Teri has worked with >10,000 people to improve their health. As a personal nutrition counselor, wellness teacher, and clinical nutritionist she has helped people: Regain vitality from debilitating health conditions such as cancer, autoimmune and thyroid disease; Lose fat, correct metabolic disease/insulin resistance/lipids, lower blood pressure; Adopt permanent healthy habits and make lifestyle changes; Discover food sensitivities/intolerances, heal the gut, or rebound after surgery; Maximize sports performance.
Teri has worked in a variety of settings, including worksites, medical clinics, hospitals, and universities. A sample of her experience: award-winning behavior modification research; managing a diabetic clinic; teaching sports nutrition; sports nutrition research; working with a gastroenterologist treating digestive disorders; created a cardiac rehab program; over two decades teaching and implementing heart health, weight loss, and wellness programs.
In addition to her love for wellness and nutrition, since 1975, after taking a college course in Human Ecology, Teri has been passionately involved in environmental health. After many decades of study and experience in the environmental and nutrition fields she has a great understanding of the profound connections between the American diet, disease, and the environment.
In 2009 Teri launched Sustainable Diets. The company is dedicated to promoting a sustainable diet that achieves good health for people and the planet.
In her personal life, Teri is married and lives in Park City, Utah. She has a passion for cooking, art, gardening, outdoor recreation of all kinds, wildlife, and nature.