Meet the Team
Kari’s enthusiasm about health and nutrition is incredible! Once you meet her, you’ll understand more about her deep-rooted passion for the power of food and nutrients. This passion started over a decade ago when Kari hit a major life roadblock. Instead of giving up, Kari took up marathon training. All that running made her hungry! Having to eat more pushed her into looking more closely at how food affected running performance. Not only did she discover that eating the right foods could improve her running time, but they also shortened her recovery time. Fascinated by her experiments and research, she found herself diving deeper into other aspects of food: agriculture, production, processing, and more. Before she knew it, she was in love! And pursuing a new career.
Today, Kari is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian specializing in functional nutrition. With additional training specific to food sensitivities, she is also a Certified LEAP Therapist. Coupling education from the College of St. Benedict and Iowa State University with life experiences, Kari helps people reach optimal states of health and function. She is diverse in the population she serves in that she provides individualized nutrition services for those with food sensitivities, chronic pain and disease, weight loss goals, athletic performance goals, and more using whole food therapies, supplements, and mind-body exercises for the health and healing of clients.
Kari is currently partaking in a higher-level functional nutrition training course that will eventually have her certified in functional medicine nutrition. Every new thing she learns and applies to her patient’s customized programs improve their outcomes!
Kari’s passion is inspiring! You’ll love working with her, and you’ll love the outcomes you obtain through your unique nutrition plan.
- Listen to an interview with Kari at WJON Health Talk about the benefits of fat on health matters. Click here.
- Listen to an interview with Kari at WJON Health Talk about protein. Click here.
- Got Raw Milk – Study and Results Click here.
Angie Stang is the Administrative Assistant for A to Zinc Nutrition. She has many years of business experience from managing two at-home small businesses, many hours of volunteering, and overseeing her household. Angie has rejoined the workforce after raising three children.
Angie enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids. She especially enjoys attending performing arts events such as plays, the symphony, ballet, and music concerts. Angie and her family enjoy skiing, fishing, and hanging out with friends. She is an avid gardener and has grown many types of fruits, vegetables, and herbs, many of which make their way to her basement for the winter. She has recently begun researching local foraging options and will walk her property looking for these healthy options. She has always been interested in nutrition and is eager to help people with their nutrition goals.
Happy Anniversary, A to Zinc Nutrition!
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