About Me

Stacey Dohman, MS, RDN

Owner, Berries and Oats

Family at Illini game


My interest in food and nutrition began during my career as a young tennis player. I grew up in Chicago and learned to play, from my dad at the age of four. I enjoyed the commitment and dedication necessary to be successful in my sport and realized that nutrition before, during and after competition played a big part in performance. I wondered what foods would properly fuel my body, give me the energy I needed, help me recover and help me compete at the highest levels.

After graduating from high school (1993), I accepted an athletic scholarship at Western Illinois University. This is where I pursued programs in the field of nutrition and family and consumer sciences. How nutrition plays a role in optimal performance led me towards an undergraduate degree in Nutrition, as well as a graduate degree in Nutrition with an emphasis in Sports Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University (1999).

How food influences “health” has always intrigued me. Initially, my interest in this area was for personal performance, but over time and now having a family, it has developed into a passion for helping other families introduce more whole foods to their meals.

I am currently working as a corporate dietitian focused on support services for a large healthcare company, founder and owner of berriesandoats.com, and co-founder and board member of a local non-profit, Game Set Match Chi .

I have an amazing husband (who has always been supportive and shares my love of entrepreneurial endeavors) and three wonderful children who keep me busy and always challenged in the field of nutrition!! My husband and I are travel enthusiasts and love being active as a family. I also love to cook and get the kiddos involved in the kitchen!

My Philosophy

Food should support your health, be satisfying, unite your friends and family and most importantly, be delicious! Our bodies function, perform and thrive as a result of the food we consume.

About Berries and Oats

The goal of Berries and Oats is to serve as a resource for families looking to improve their health through nutrition and lifestyle choices. This site offers…

  • Guidance on making the transition to a more balanced way of eating with a focus on plants and nutrient-dense foods by offering free meal plans and recipes
  • Techniques on getting the whole family involved
  • EASY plant-forward recipes inspired by global travels
  • Simple to follow meal plans for breakfast lunch and dinner
  • and, the list goes on…

Berries and Oats is full of practical tips, insight, and inspiration for helping you and your family introduce and embrace plant-forward meals. It has always been important to me to “practice what I preach” and I am frequently asked questions about what I feed my children. The most common question is “how do you get your kids to eat vegetables?” By emailing my weekly meal plans, I hope to show people how I incorporate plant-forward meals into my family’s meals as well as some practical methods for applying this knowledge.

Nutrition can seem simple, but it is a complex field of study. We as a nation, are bombarded with media . At the same time, we all have to eat and it’s hard to argue that a variety of real, whole foods should be our focus.

Credentials:

  • R.D.N. – Registered Dietitan Nutritionist, 4/1/99 – present
  • M.S. – Nutrition with emphasis in Sports Nutrition, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX August, 1999
  • B.S. – Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences, Western Illinois University, August 1997
  • 2022 USTA League Nationals Championship Winner, 40+ Singles Player
  • NCAA Arthur Ashe Scholarship Award Recipient
  • Captain, Western Illinois University Tennis Team

Disclaimer:
The information provided within this website has been chosen, reviewed and/or written to express my opinions. Such opinions should not be used to act as, or replace, professional medical advice of any kind. The information provided within this site should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Medical clearance from a licensed physician should be obtained before implementing a new diet, exercise or lifestyle program. If you’ve been diagnosed with a medical condition, I encourage you to continue treatment as recommended by your health care provider.

>Perusal of this site does not make you a client of Stacey Dohman. The author claims no responsibility to any person/entity for any liability, loss, or damage caused,or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly as a result of the use, application, or interpretation of the information presented herein.

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