There is a new health coaching practice in Great Bend. Morgan Hildebrand is a nutritional therapy practitioner, certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association in Olympia, Wash. The training program is a nine-month course that teaches a holistic approach to nutrition - using whole foods to support and balance health. The training involved both nutrition and anatomy and physiology education.
This certification allows Hildebrand to do health coaching, and teach, but is not a medical practitioner. “I do not treat or diagnose disease, I support function and remove stressors. Which makes a huge impact, but is still totally non-medical.”
She teaches classes a couple times a year, gives free presentations at local libraries and businesses, and offers one-on-one health coaching. “My passion is nutrition education with a foundational, whole foods approach. My goal is always to support function for real, deeper healing, not to just chase symptoms,” she said.
The class she teaches is called RESTART, it is a national class with over 300 instructors around the country. The class combines nutrition education, group support, and a three-week “sugar detox,” or “real-food challenge.”
RESTART is a five week class. Enrollees will meet weekly and learn about a specific aspect of health - digestion, blood sugar, fat metabolism, food preparation, etc. The three-week challenge is built into that, so each week also includes time for support from the group - whether that’s brainstorming recipes, figuring out how to deal with sugar withdrawals, or just sharing what it feels like to not eat sugar and processed foods. The program also includes weekly worksheets and handouts that people will have as a reference after the class is done.
“What I love about teaching this is that I’m not just walking someone through a fad diet or a quick fix,” she said. “When a person finishes this class they will have the nutrition and AnP knowledge for themselves. They’ll know not only what healthy eating looks like, but the nuts and bolts of why it works and how to do it. And they’ll have experienced it first hand as their body has literally been healing.”
She taught a small class in St. John, and one in Great Bend, in January.
Classes will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday starting Sept. 7 and ending Oct. 5. Cost is $150 and the class is limited to 10 people. The class will be held at The Oasis Pottery and Art Studio/Yoga Central of Great Bend, 6003 10th St. To register or ask questions, email, call or text Hildebrand at [email@example.com or 620-352-1316.