Hi, I'm Jenna.
I'm a nutritionist, cookbook author, recipe creator, kitchen manager for a preschool, gardener, book worm, and animal lover.
I believe the true path to feeling well is less about bio-hacks and more about basic everyday elements.
Let's explore, shall we?
Let's get back to the basics.
After studying for my master's degree in holistic nutrition and immersing myself in the world of wellness, it became clear how overwhelming it all is.
Buy this new powder and that new cream and eliminate these 10 food groups - maybe then you'll feel well.
Oh, and don't get me started on the constantly changing, ever-contradictory nutrition science research that leaves most of us feeling paralyzed and unsure of what to eat.
But what if wellness (and by that I mean feeling good in your mind, body, and soul) is what is left when we strip all of the questions/research/influencers/trends away?
I believe it is.
What if self-care doesn't mean adding 57 tasks to your morning and bedtime routines but instead means choosing to slow down?
I believe it does.
Getting back to the basics can look like saying "screw those diet rules" and eating what we want, when we want (*ahem...intuitive eating*). It can look like putting down our phones to connect with other humans, in real life. It can look like putting our hands in the earth and growing something for ourselves. It can look like offering a helping hand to someone in our community.
Creating, laughing, failing, dancing, crying, screaming, playing, exploring, connecting, and just being are the basics I feel we've lost touch with. I know I have at times.
So what do we do about it?
We learn, unlearn, discover, explore, try on, shed, grow, and mess up. You know, basic human things.
And that's why I created Jenna Bee Basics; to help you quiet the noise and tune in to yourself.
I'm so happy you're here.
I'm a curious human with so many passions and I hope you are, too.
I love to explore topics of diet culture, relationships, food and social justice, hormonal health, environmentalism, intuitive eating, financial wellness, gardening - the list is ever-growing.
Master of Science - Nutrition (MScN) | My graduate studies at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon combined evidence-based holistic nutrition, hands-on culinary experience, and interactive coaching practice.
Bachelor of Science - Nutritional Sciences | My studies at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, were heavily science-focused and allowed me to
cultivate my passion for the human body and science of nutrition.
Food, Environmental, + Social Justice | I am committed to creating a space that is equitable and inclusive for all races, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and socioeconomic statuses. I believe everyone deserves access to affordable, nutritious food, clean air + water, and equitable opportunities. We each have a role to play in making these basic human rights accessible to all.
Each quarter, I redistribute 5% of my net profits to organizations with aligned values (previous orgs include Urban Gleaners, Equitable Giving Circle, and Feed the Mass).
I have the sweetest rescue pup, Kygo | He is a 70 pound border collie mix with the biggest heart and even bigger appetite.
I'm a Preschool Kitchen Manager for my 9-5 | and I have an ongoing note in my phone with the most hilarious quotes from kids to prove it.
I've had the nickname Jenna Bee for as long as I can remember | My middle name is Brianne, so my grandma dubbed me Jenna Bee at birth!