Mia Donley (she/her) is a Registered Dietitian and soon-to-be New York State Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Auburn University, and earned her Master of Public Health degree at the University of Minnesota. She also completed her dietetic internship through the University of Minnesota's Coordinated Program.
Mia originally pursued nutrition to bring culturally relevant nutrition education to the field, which had led to working as a fellow with children with disabilities, in the community as a SNAP-Ed nutrition educator, and in schools as a nutrition consultant. Through her work in public health, she developed a lens for seeing systemic inequalities and a passion for increasing food access and mindful nutrition. She believes everybody deserves inclusive care that centers their lived experiences.
Mia has a special interest in disordered eating and helping clients improve their relationship to food and their body, as well as managing Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Crohn's disease, child feeding, and other health concerns. She brings warmth, gentle curiosity, and a Health at Every Size (HAES) approach to her nutrition counseling to create a nonjudgemental space. She strives to create a partnership with clients and empowers them to be in the driver's seat on their journey to find peace with food.
Outside of counseling, Mia helps create spaces for Black dietitians and dietitians of color working in eating disorders and the nutrition field. She also is an advisor and facilitator for Diverse Fort Collins, a community project advocating for antiracism and equity.
In her free time, Mia can be found roller skating, practicing dance moves both on the ground and on wheels, fostering dogs, and walking on the trails. Although based in Denver, Colorado, Mia has lived in many places from Baltimore to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and loves exploring food anywhere she goes.