Hi! My name is Michelle. And I’m the lead dietitian and owner here at Sensibly Sprouted. We’re a dietetic practice located right in the heart of Fairhaven where we have a passion for helping our patients – just like you.
Whether you’re looking for help to achieve your healthy weight, reverse chronic disease, or if you’re just really struggling to find the foods that make you feel your best – we would love to help. We understand that it can be a little scary reaching out to a dietitian, so we just wanted to break it down for you a little bit.
When we first get started, and you give us a call, you’ll get greeted by one of our two amazing office staff – where they’ll be happy to help you navigate the world of insurance (it’s not as scary as you think) and get you paired with a dietitian that’s not only going to be perfect for the goals that you have in mind, but also with your personality.
During your work with your dietitian, we want to make sure that you know that you’re not alone.
Even when you might have struggled in the past with your goals, that doesn’t have to be the case anymore. With your dietitian, you’re not only going to have a cheerleader, but you’re going to have a tour guide – someone to support you all along your wellness journey.
So, if you’re ready to get started and you’re excited to make some healthy changes – we’d love to chat with you. Don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Don’t take our word for it. Here’s what some of our amazing patients have to say!
I have been working with Laura for about two months now. I am down 18 lbs. and wearing pants that I haven't been able to wear for quite some time. It's slow and steady and working.I have tried every diet known to man and every time I only gain weight. This time I decided to get coaching for my particular body. I have hypothyroid from Hashimoto's disease. Now I am learning the best foods for my body and healthy eating habits that are tailored to me. I'm trying new foods and finding that I have favorites that I never knew about, AND they are good for me!I like Laura's style of coaching. She is working WITH me. We eat out sometimes and I'm finding that it's okay as long as I take nutrition and calories into account. I have other obstacles yet we find ways to manage them with success at the end of the day. My eyes have truly been opened!If you want a personalized plan, and not some crazy "eat only this or that" type of yoyo diet, then I highly recommend Sensibly Sprouted. It's actually been a fun journey and an awesome adventure.
17:38 03 Aug 20
Michelle is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to nutrition. She has truly changed the way I see food. Her weekly encouragement is enough to keep me going, and I enjoy and look forward to our sessions together. She understands life, struggles, emotions, stress, etc. and works to help create a sustainable and balanced plan that is easy to incorporate into everyday life. Visiting Michelle is one of the best decisions I have made in a long time. I highly recommend!
01:52 30 Apr 20
I am so happy with Sensibly Sprouted!! I came for help with blood-sugar issues primarily and the care I am receiving has been amazing. I work with Alex and I could not be happier. She is thrilled with the progress I make, no matter how small. She is attentive, and an excellent listener. I know that my plan is created and tailored just to my needs. Alex and Michelle have researched the best ways to address the issues I carry. They are extremely personable and really love what they do. I highly recommend them. My sugars have dropped considerably!!
Walli Ann W.
22:28 09 Jul 20
Choosing a person to work with to achieve your nutritional goals is not something you should do lightly. I spent well over a month researching practitioners in the area before scheduling my first appointment with Michelle; it was time well spent. Michelle's approach to nutrition and overall wellness is delivered in a very human-centered way, and reinforced with science, experience, and evidence. The ability to identify the ways in which the foods I eat directly correlates to how I feel, or how my symptoms do or do not manifest has been the greatest achievement in my complex medical journey. It's not often that you find a wellness provider who is so personable that your appointments become a highlight of your week, but that's exactly what you can expect with Michelle. She took the time to truly learn about my history before making any recommendations. The goals that are set each week are developed collaboratively, not prescriptively. Of all the things I appreciate about Michelle (and there are many), the one that stands out the most is that she is the first provider I've worked with who was able to demonstrate how food directly impacted my mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing in a way that makes complete sense. It's no wonder her practice is called "Sensibly Sprouted".
06:06 21 Apr 20
Sensibly Sprouted saved my gut! Alex guided me through the complexities of eating a balanced diet, helped me develop better eating habits, and opened my eyes to the deep connection our gut health has with our overall health, be it in body, mind, or spirit. I know I’ll continue to work with Alex and Sensibly Sprouted so I can continue to put my best gut forward! Thanks Alex!
15:43 02 Nov 20
You will love working with Sensibly Sprouted and Michelle! She is an outstanding nutritionist, coach, mentor and she makes it fun along the way. She provided me with the motivation and skills to make a lasting transformation not just with nutrition but with my overall health and well-being. Michelle helped me to transition to a plant-based diet and with her guidance I have lost 25 pounds and still going. With Michelle, it is so much more than simply losing weight. There are many non-scale victories - being happier, healthier, and better equipped to make changes. I highly recommend the 3-month program to get started.
20:00 30 Oct 19
07:42 13 Sep 20
Michelle has been such a blessing to my life. I started working with her after receiving a pre-diabetic medical evaluation. After watching family members struggle with Type 2 diabetes, I knew that I needed to make some changes. Michelle has guided me with her knowledge, compassion, and humor back to better health. My cholesterol has dropped, my blood sugars have dropped, and yes, those unwanted pounds have also dropped. I am feeling healthier than I have in years, and I attribute that to Michelle's guidance and expertise.
02:23 25 Jan 19
Michelle has been a huge help my getting Cholesterol & Blood Pressure under control; with a revised (delicious & easy) diet plan & motivational tactics to get my butt off of the sofa & moving! With her encouragement & knowledge I've been able to avoid Statins, loose weight & keep it off And keep my numbers down & feel Better! Grateful for her assistance!
23:15 23 Jul 20
Best RD in Bellingham -- hands down
19:19 19 Feb 19
Just started coming here to see Michelle! She is truly amazing!!! Great vibe and energetic. The office receptionist is super kind and has great energy as...
Michelle is a gifted nutritionist. Her approach very much addresses the whole of who you are. She combines your goals and dreams with sound nutritional advice, coaching and encouragement to achieve great success. Her help is definitely not a quick fix that will fade over time, it WILL change your life, so be ready!!
23:55 20 Apr 20
I worked with Michelle for about a year on controlling my acid reflux and GI upset, and it was extremely helpful. I’ve learned how to eat better both generally and for the sake of controlling my symptoms, and was able to go completely off my stomach meds after just a few months. Highly recommend!
17:32 20 Sep 20
This was a lifestyle changing experience for me! I worked with Kristen to try to decrease A1C (high blood sugar). We met every week and Kristen educated me on many topics about food/body relationship. She also watched all my meals during our outgoing work together for about 4 months and gave me a feedback. I really appreciated her scientific approach. My A1C dropped to a normal range. I will not go to my old habits because now I understand the effects the food has on our bodies and became very conscious of what I eat and how much is enough.
02:17 18 Feb 21
I have been seeing Michelle for over a year now, and I am grateful for the connection that I have built with her. Michelle is someone I feel safe with and can open up to. Michelle takes a holistic approach knowing that nutrition issues are multifaceted. Michelle provides the accountability, care, and support that I need. I love that she is a plant-based nutritionist that works with individuals regardless of their choice of being plant-based, somewhere in between, or not. I feel Michelle and her team are very professional in a welcoming environment. If you are considering or looking for a nutritionist, I highly recommend Michelle.
01:49 02 May 20
I really appreciated the opportunity to work with Michelle Smith. I didn't start in particularly rough shape, health-wise, but I had a sense that the next step in being healthier and happier was to be a bit more thoughtful and strategic about what and how I was eating. Michelle was fun to work with, able to adapt to the things that were and weren't helpful for me, and took my own goals and style very seriously.I have slightly-funky insurance and her office staff person was super diligent about getting that all figured out. Thanks to the whole team there!PS- I've met with Michelle both in person and over telemedicine and both were delightful and helpful.
17:24 16 Apr 20
The staff is very friendly and great at answering questions. Michelle is awesome! Great at teaching and keeping me focused on my goals. She walks with you through the whole process explaining everything with great resources. She offers individual teaching and guidance.
22:12 20 Apr 20
Michelle is simply the best! After deciding to eat a plant based diet, I began meeting regularly with her to help figure this out. She helped educate me to make sure I was getting enough protein and vitamins. We analyzed meals together to help me make well rounded choices. She provided ongoing encouragement and support. My insurance covered the entire cost of this. As a result, I am more healthy. I am so grateful to Michelle for her guidance and a highly recommend her to everyone. My time with her was time well spent.
14:52 23 Oct 20
Michelle and her staff are amazing! There is no way our family could survive without them! This team gives us the support we need to make lasting and meaningful changes to meet our health goals. From helping us with insurance questions, working around our insane schedules, AND helping to plan every meal (literally every meal!)... taking into account the busy, full-time working parents and a picky kiddo eater... With Sensibly Sprouted we have successfully transformed our eating habits and everyone loves the food we are eating!
01:54 23 Jul 20
Sensibly Sprouted surpassed my expectations. Kristen was WONDERFUL, knowledgeable, supportive and creative... going above and beyond to meet my needs with...
**Highly recommend**As a decades-long diabetic, I've seen several dieticians and nutritionists. Michelle is the best by far. She really meets patients where they are and designs a plan that works with each individual. She checks in frequently and spends time looking over and fine-tuning clients' progress during the week. She's available and proactive between appointments to answer questions, make suggestions and give help. Most important: Michelle is upbeat, positive and absolutely supportive - she is completely and unabashedly in your corner - and you know you have a powerful and caring advocate on your team. I'm completely grateful to be her client.