About Yana

I’m an enthusiastic dietitian who’s passionate about health and all aspects of it; whole food nutrition, movement and mental/emotional wellbeing. For me, optimal health is not the end goal, but rather the means to live with passion and thoroughly enjoy life. A plant-based diet and healthy lifestyle have given me the energy, focus and strength to challenge myself and fully enjoy other passions.

This has enabled me to gain experiences and insights which I can now use in what I offer you. I have trained seriously in different sports, amongst which martial arts, in which I competed at national and international tournaments. And besides my work as a dietitian, I was a coach at holistic gym bbb health boutique, where I helped women to be their best in terms of food, body and mind.

In 2020, I gave birth to my first son, after a healthy, plant-fuelled pregnancy. My husband and I are raising our son on a plant-based diet, and thanks to my knowledge about this, I have complete confidence that his food intake is nutritionally adequate. I love to keep learning and challenging myself so I can eventually use this to help others.

About Yana

I’m an enthusiastic dietitian who’s passionate about health and all aspects of it; whole food nutrition, movement and mental/emotional wellbeing. For me, optimal health is not the end goal, but rather the means to live with passion and thoroughly enjoy life. A plant-based diet and healthy lifestyle have given me the energy, focus and strength to challenge myself and fully enjoy other passions.

This has enabled me to gain experiences and insights which I can now use in what I offer you. I have trained seriously in different sports, amongst which martial arts, in which I competed at national and international tournaments. And besides my work as a dietitian, I was a coach at holistic gym bbb health boutique, where I helped women to be their best in terms of food, body and mind.

In 2020, I gave birth to my first son, after a healthy, plant-fuelled pregnancy. My husband and I are raising our son on a plant-based diet, and thanks to my knowledge about this, I have complete confidence that his food intake is nutritionally adequate. I love to keep learning and challenging myself so I can eventually use this to help others.

How I started

In 2014, I was inspired by dr. Michael Greger’s speeches on the benefits of a plant-based diet to prevent, treat and reverse many diseases. After more research, I decided to adopt a fully plant-based diet. My passion for health and nutrition grew immensely after experiencing the benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet myself, and it has only grown more during my studies and career.

Education and dietetic practice

In the same year, I started studying Nutrition and Dietetics and learned more about the benefits of a plant-based diet and the optimization of this diet. After finishing my studies in 2018, I opened my own dietetics practice where I focus on whole food, plant-based nutrition. It gives me so much joy and energy to see the progress my clients make. As a dietitian, you never finish learning, and I love to keep challenging myself to learn more.

Specialized in plant-based nutrition

In 2020, I specialized further in plant-based nutrition by following the Plant-Based Nutrition Course by the T. Colin Campbell Center and eCornell. I would like to share with you what following a plant-based diet has given me, and with my expertise in this area I can show you how to enjoy all the benefits a plant-based diet has to offer you.

My vision

As a dietitian, I always give advice customized to your food preferences and lifestyle. Besides this, I recommend a whole food, plant-based diet. That means a diet consisting of unrefined, plant-based products such as vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, nuts and seeds. More and more people are becoming aware of the ways a plant-based diet can reduce the negative impact we have on the environment and animal welfare, but the benefits of a plant-based diet don’t stop there.

Benefits

A whole food, plant-based diet has many benefits to our own health as well. A diet rich in plant foods, and low in animal products, contains more dietary fibre, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and less or no cholesterol, saturated fats and trans fats. This results in many health benefits, such as lower chances of heart disease, diabetes type 2 and obesity. A well-planned, plant-based diet is appropriate and beneficial for people from all stages of life, including children, elderly people, pregnant women and athletes.

Suited to your needs

This, of course, doesn’t mean I will impose a plant-based diet on you. On the contrary, every step towards a diet rich in unrefined plant foods is beneficial to your health, no matter how small. It’s my mission to help you get the most out of your diet, in a way that makes you feel empowered. And precisely with that approach we can gain so many health benefits, reduce your risk to many diseases and complaints, and reach your personal goals. And with that, you’ll also be making a positive contribution to the Earth.

Registrations

I am registered as a qualified dietitian in the Dutch Quality Register for Paramedics (Kwaliteitsregister voor Paramedici), my KP-number is: 19103993789.

I am a member of the Dutch Association for Dietitians, Nederlandse Vereniging voor Diëtisten. My membership number is: 00536157.

Education

Four-year hbo education Nutrition and Dietetics at The Hague University of Applied Sciences

Minor in Ethics and Awareness Expansion

T. Colin Campbell Center & eCornell Plant-Based Nutrition Course

Alpro Professionals Educative Event: Plant-based nutrition for children

Alpro Professionals Educative Event: Nutrition for diabetes, a more plant-based perspective

I keep up to date with the latest developments in nutrition, by individual reading of scientific literature, and following all the NVD Academy education modules.