December 8, 2023

Nutrition Influencer Insights: Q&A with upwaRD Winner Catherine Karnatz

When you create your content, what personal rules or values help guide you? 

When creating content, I ensure that it respects the diversity of individuals’ experiences, backgrounds, and dietary needs. It’s crucial to acknowledge that there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition. I’m also committed to providing accurate, evidence-based health messaging. I avoid promoting quick fixes, fad diets, or misleading claims. Presenting honest and transparent nutrition information to my audience is integral to me.

What types of brands or organizations do you get excited about working with? 

I get excited about working with brands committed to sustainable approaches to nutrition instead of quick-fixes and restrictive diets. Organizations that prioritize body inclusivity and aim to educate the public about the dangers of diet culture through evidence-based information also genuinely interest me.

What kinds of messages are you passionate about sharing? 

I’m passionate about challenging harmful diet culture norms that many people think they need to follow in order to be “healthy.” Health looks different for everyone due to our diverse backgrounds, lifestyles, and individual circumstances. Instead of defining our health by what we eat or the number on the scale, I’m driven to guide people towards fostering a more compassionate and sustainable relationship with food and their bodies.

How did you become passionate about nutrition communications?

I didn’t realize that I could pursue a career in nutrition communications until I started working in a corporate wellness setting immediately following my dietetic internship. Once I learned that I could combine my creativity with my passions for nutrition and educating others, there was no looking back.

Where can people find you?

I’m most active on my Instagram and TikTok nutrition accounts (both are @nutritioneducationrd) and my website,

What’s your favorite food?

My grandma’s homemade eggplant parmigiana. Nothing compares to it!

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