An Apple A Day Nutrition Needs 

Nutrition for Women in Midlife

~get off the diet roller coaster~

~find your healthiest self~

Virtual Nutrition Coaching

Hello and Welcome! I'm Susan Black, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Get off the diet roller coaster for good! I help you create healthy eating and lifestyle habits to improve your health, have more energy, and thrive in midlife. You deserve to feel good!

  • Are you struggling to lose weight, sick of dieting, and tired of stressing about what to eat?

  • Do you want to have more energy, curb cravings, and stop the stress eating?

  • Are you frustrated and exhausted from the "eat less and exercise more" routine for weight loss?

  • Do you notice brain fog creeping in, more achy joints and pain, and struggling to get decent sleep?

  • Are you concerned about your health and increasing cholesterol, blood pressure, fatty liver disease, or prediabetes?

  • Ready to end the yo-yo dieting and ditch diets for good?

  • Would you like to spend your time and energy enjoying life rather than counting calories, macros, or points?

  • Do you suffer with symptoms of perimenopause or menopause that leave you feeling more like a "hot mess" and less like yourself?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you're in the right place!

​I work with you to build a healthy lifestyle plan to feel your best in midlife (and beyond!). I don't believe in diets, counting calories or macros, eliminating foods you enjoy, or that the number on the scale is the only measure of success. I believe that if you focus on change, you will get results. Small changes get big results! 


I look at the whole picture of you by addressing nutrition, eating habits, lifestyle, behavior, exercise, environment, inflammation, gut health, hormones, stress, sleep, self-care, beliefs, habits, thoughts, feelings, and your relationship with food. Learn a more balanced, flexible, and mindful approach to better health with sustainable results.

You do not have to suffer and struggle through perimenopause or menopause symptoms! As a woman in my mid-fifties, I completely understand the challenges and body changes in midlife. Nutrition and lifestyle changes can make a big difference and get you back to feeling like you again. 

If you're ready to create a healthy lifestyle plan, without the stress and overwhelm of dieting, schedule a free 20-minute call with me. Let's talk about you, your health goals, and where you struggle.


I have over 30 years experience as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist helping clients build healthy nutrition and lifestyle habits without the stress of some unrealistic and frustrating diet. I became a dietitian because I wanted to help others learn how to use food to improve their health and feel their best. Healthy eating doesn't have to be complicated or restrictive; it should be easy and enjoyable and fit into your life. 


I've always believed in the proverb "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." One positive step can lead to so many positive actions in our lives. 

I enjoy exercising, spending time with my family and friends, gardening, traveling, and trying new things. Life is an adventure!

I accept HSA/FSA cards and credit/debit cards. I am an in-network provider with Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield and provide preventive care for weight loss with a BMI of 30 or greater, high cholesterol, and fatty liver disease.

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Education and Certifications

  • Bachelors of Science in Food Systems Management and Dietetics from Oregon State University 

  • Dietetic Internship at West Virginia University Hospitals

  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Commission on Dietetic Registration

  • Licensed Dietitian, Oregon Health Licensing, Board of Licensed Dietitians

  • Certified Health Coach, National Society of Health Coaches


Begin your journey with a complimentary call


"I found Susan to be a compassionate, insightful, and knowledgeable coach. She took the time to understand my personal struggles and needs, then she partnered with me to improve my health and relationship with food. I heartily recommend her!"


"Working with Susan is such a joy! She is compassionate, charismatic, nonjudgmental, and a great listener. She sculpts health plans for each individual she sees taking the time to understand their background, challenges, and needs.  Susan focuses on making sustainable lifestyle changes, not restrictive crash diets that are hard to stick to. She has always advocated for me with much needed guidance and encouragement.