I am a registered and licensed dietitian in the state of Texas and am the owner of Taste of Life, LLC. I am a member of the American Dietetic Association and Past-President of Houston Eating Disorders Specialists. I worked for four years as a dietitian and wellness coordinator at The Methodist Hospital in Houston and was in private practice as a dietitian for five years through The Healthy Weigh. In 2010 I began my own private practice, Taste of Life, LLC and also joined Krista Highfield, Licensed Professional Counselor, in the development of Sentido Center LLC, an outpatient eating disorders and wellness facility.
Throughout high school I struggled with anorexia, followed by compulsive overeating in my college years. I relate to the difficulties of changing your relationship with your thoughts, altering ineffective habits, and developing healthy skills. I see now what life is like without eating disorder symptoms, and I feel privileged to help others experience this as well.
In addition to being a licensed dietitian, I have received training as a wellness coach and Nia instructor. I enjoy combining my nutrition and wellness coaching backgrounds to help people achieve their goals and reach their potential.
I am a registered and licensed dietitian in Texas and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. I received by Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics from Texas A&M University. I completed my required dietetic internship rotations in Houston through the University of Delaware. After becoming a registered dietitian, I began my Master of Science in Human Nutrition, which I received from Logan University. In the years prior to becoming a dietitian and in the years since, I have had diverse and well-rounded experience in the clinical, outpatient, and residential settings. I love how food can bring people together, and it is my passion to help others have a positive relationship to food and their body in order to live the life they were meant to without the baggage of our culture. I enjoy sharing the kitchen with others, trying new recipes, and exploring the diverse cuisine of Houston. My hope is for people to be able to use nutrition knowledge as a self-care tool in order to improve their life and well-being.
I am thrilled to work as a dietitian at the Taste of Life. My journey to become a registered dietitian started at Texas A&M University where I received my bachelor’s degree in nutrition. I received my Master’s of Science in Nutrition at Texas Women’s University and completed a dietetic internship at The Houston VA Medical Center in December 2000. My career in dietetics began working two part time jobs at both The Wellness Center at Texas Children’s Hospital for 3 years and at The Healthy Weigh for 20 years. After working at Texas Children’s Hospital, I taught a nutrition class in the Culinary School at The Art Institute of Houston for 4 years. 2009 my husband and I welcomed our son Noah to the world. Since that time, I not only enjoy being a wife and mother but also enjoy working part-time as a contract dietitian in two psychiatric hospitals. I also love to be active, be outside, volunteer in the community and bake. I have always loved food! I love that it connects us to our community, our loved ones, our emotions, and can impact our health and wellness. I believe that all food fits into a healthy diet. I also believe that being healthy doesn’t fit into one shape or size.
I am happy to be working with Taste of Life as a registered and licensed dietitian. I received my BS Nutrition and Dietetics degree from the University of Central Missouri and completed my internship through the Baptist Health System in San Antonio, TX. I am a member of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. My work experience is at Texas Children’s Hospital as a pediatric clinical dietitian in the Aerodigestive Clinic, Obstructive Sleep Apnea Clinic, Swallowing Clinic, and Complex Care Clinic.
Whenever people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would answer: “I’m not sure how yet, but I want to help people.” After marrying my husband who was in the Air Force at the time, we began exercising together and started researching how to cook healthy meals. This led me to my interest and pursuit of a career in nutrition. Personally, I have struggled with an unhealthy body image and eating to cope with stress or boredom for much of my life. Every day provides a challenge, but through therapy and being vulnerable to myself and others, I have been able to look in the mirror with compassion and learn to love my body.
My husband and I stay busy with our three rambunctious little boys and two sweet rescue dogs. My hobbies include being active and playing outside with family and friends, cooking, reading historical fiction and gardening.
I want to help as many people as I can learn to love their own bodies. I believe a healthy diet can encompass all foods: from lasagna with warm brownies for dessert, to a crisp salad and flavorful roast chicken!
My name is Sarah Herman and I am a Certified Personal Trainer and a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. I graduated from Texas A&M University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Over the last couple of years, I discovered a passion for wellness and have worked to increase my knowledge in the field of nutrition and movement in order to pursue that passion. I am so happy to join the Taste of Life team as a certified personal trainer and recovery coach.
I have struggled in the past with an eating disorder, and it is what brought me to where I am today. After going through recovery myself, and discovering how healing food and movement can be, I realized my desire to help others discover the same thing. I want to use my knowledge of exercise and movement, along with my personal experiences, to help others realize how powerful and uplifting joyful movement can be.