Hi, I am Dr. Mallory Franklin. I have a bachelors degree in Food Science, a doctorate degree in Nutritional Biochemistry, and am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Research has brought us closer to understanding the intricate role nutrition plays in physical and mental health. However, like many areas of research, the more we discover, the more confusing it can become. During my nine year tenure in nutrition and food related research, I learned how frustrating nutrition information can be for consumers. Whether in the news, diet books, or from the food industry, the volume of misleading and contradicting information can be overwhelming. The good news is, to be healthy, you don’t have to be an expert in nutrition research. You just have to focus on what works for you, which is part science and part personal. I founded Food Matters LLC and offer nutrition counseling at Twin Cities Therapy and Counseling Associates. My goal is to help guide my clients through the confusing world of nutrition and food. Together we can determine what your health goals are and what steps work for you to get there. I believe that one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to lifelong health and happiness. Food is a very intimate part of one’s life. That is why I am passionate about getting to know clients beyond the foods they eat. By establishing an open conversation based in trust and free from judgement, we can work together to pick health goals and the most sustainable way to attain them.