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At The Sage, we believe in eating to feed the mind, body, and soul. Food finds its way into every aspect of our lives: celebrations, births, deaths, stressful times, caring for a loved one, or just pure adventure. We bring this to life in our articles, recipes, cooking videos.

We believe in transparency. In a world full of TV doctors, bloggers, "nutritionists," and "fitness experts," finding accurate and easy-to-understand nutrition information can be hard to come by. That is why we provide information with references to the most up-to-date accurate evidence-based research available.

We ask those with culinary and nutrition expertise to provide our recipes and cooking videos. We love fruits and vegetables. But sometimes things are fried; sometimes things should be fried. We believe every food has its place; if it is less nutrient-dense, consume it less. We do not think "healthy" food should be without taste, variety, or interest.

Most importantly, we thank you for visiting us. We want you to know who we are, so check out our amazing staff of dietitians and chefs below!

Zachari Breeding, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND is a professional chef and registered, licensed dietitian in Philadelphia. He is the owner and site operator of The-Sage.org and is lead dietitian and executive chef for The Sage's personalized nutrition and off-site catering services. He holds lectures nationwide, both at the University and corporate levels, on a wide array of nutrition-related topics. Zach is also the Clinical Nutrition Manager for Kate Farms.

Zach started working in foodservice at the age of 13, attained his Culinary Arts Degree at The Restaurant School in Philadelphia in 2007, a Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition from NYU, and studied abroad in England, Italy, and France. Zach provides nutrition counseling and food therapy to those living with eating disorders at Hornstein, Platt, and Associates Wellness Center. In addition, he works with the Philadelphia Department of Health to conduct healthy cooking classes for soup kitchen cooks. He also collaborates with Philadelphia Magazine and Audrey Claire Kitchen to host 5-course tasting menus where he promotes nutritious eating to patrons.

Within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, he is a contributing author to Food and Nutrition Magazine and the Stone Soup blog. He holds experience as the chair of the Latinos and Hispanics in Dietetics and Nutrition member interest group and the chair of the Cystic Fibrosis Nutrition sub-unit of the Medical Nutrition Practice dietetic practice group.

He has been acknowledged for his efforts in the field of nutrition and dietetics by being granted Fellowship by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, acknowledged as a Food and Nutrition Hero from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, receiving the “Unsung Hero” award by the cystic fibrosis community’s Wishes and Dreams organization, and the “Spirit of the Industry” award from his undergraduate alma mater. He is also the author of The Slice Plan: An Integrative Approach to a Healthy Lifestyle and a Better You.

Dan Yohe, MS, RDN, LDN, is a registered, licensed dietitian in Philadelphia. He is a clinical dietitian of the Crozer-Keystone Health System.

He received his undergraduate degree in Biology at Penn State University and his Masters Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Drexel University. He has worked as an adolescent nutrition educator and garnered experience in critical care and outpatient counseling. He has also provided personalized nutrition education and menu planning to the Drexel Athletic program and Philadelphia Union. He is excited to contribute to the evolving body of nutrition research and applying that information to patient care. Dan's interests are focused within the following areas: Diabetes, Critical Care, Sports Nutrition, and Research. His passion is teaching people how to make positive changes in their lives.

You can contact Dan at danyohe4488@gmail.com.


Kamran Ahmad, MS, RD, LDN is a registered, licensed dietitian working in Philadelphia. 

 

He received his Master’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Marywood University and his Bachelor’s in Nutrition and Foods at Drexel University. He completed his dietetic internship while at Marywood University, gaining clinical experience in both the hospital and nursing home setting, as well as foodservice management and community experience. Kamran provides individualize nutrition counseling, corporate wellness seminars, health education and outreach sessions, and community-based culinary demonstrations. Kamran’s passion is enhancing nutrition knowledge and bringing fresh produce to Philadelphia communities. In addition, Kamran has lectured widely on various nutrition topics including diabetes management,cardiovascular health, and weight management.

 

You can contact Kamran at kamranahmadrd@gmail.com.

Kevin Klatt is a PhD student in Molecular Nutrition at Cornell University.

Kevin's research focuses on the intersection of 1-Carbon nutrients and lipid metabolism within the context of maternal-child nutrition and reproductive biology. His research use animal and cell culture models combined with molecular and biochemical methods to examine nutrient needs during pregnancy and the mechanisms by which nutrients alter maternal/infant physiology. Kevin plans to complete a dietetic internship towards the end of his PhD and continue on for post doctoral training. His current aspirations include research in the field of nutrigenomics and maternal nutrition. He has a passion for educating the public, RDs, and other healthcare professionals about nutrition and enjoys interpreting new research to provide the best recommendations that science can support. Check him out on his blog nutrevolve.blogspot.com.


He is an avid runner and swimmer in his free time, and enjoys cooking/baking that breaks out of the fat-salt-sugar paradigm. His past research at Johns Hopkins Medical School has looked at the effects of maternal nutrition on offspring gene expression and methylation; his current research looks at the evolution of apolipoprotein variants and breast milk/formula composition.

Kevin enjoys his role at the-sage.org and enjoys the dynamic that he and Zach have, allowing them both to feed off each other’s unique strengths. If you would like to contact Kevin, please do so through his email, kck731@gmail.com.

Alexandria Wolz is a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist

working as a clinical dietitian for Morrison in New York City at a long term care/sub-acute facility. She worked as an adolescent nutrition educator while receiving her BS in food and nutrition science at Drexel University. Alexandria completed her dietetic internship through Drexel University at Hospital of University of Pennsylvania and Michael J. Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Alexandria thoroughly enjoys working with the geriatric population and utilizing her dietetic knowledge to help people. She has a broad range of interests in the field of nutrition that also include (but are certainly not limited to) chronic disease prevention, cultural competency, renal nutrition therapy and sports nutrition.

Nathan Myers is a Registered, Credentialed Dietitian-Nutritionist with a M.S. in Clinical Nutrition from New York University.

His areas of interest include clinical nutrition and nutrition for athletic performance and wellness. Nathan is committed to delivering evidence-based nutrition recommendations, promoting preventive medicine, and supporting efforts toward sustainable food systems.

When not researching, writing, or working as a clinical dietitian at one of New York's best hospitals, Nathan’s favorite pursuits include grocery shopping and experimenting in the kitchen, attempting to read everything on the internet, tending his avocado trees, and volunteering with youth programs. Nathan runs long distances when his legs cooperate and belongs to the S.W.I.F.T running club; he also enjoys yoga, hiking, snowboarding, and playing pick-up sports. He is a proud resident of the upper west side.

Nathan and Zachari met as classmates at NYU and have developed both a friendship and professional partnership since day one. Contact Nathan at his email address, myersne@gmail.com.

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