18 N. Main Street, Concord, NH

About Us

At Nutrition Works, we offer in-person and virtual holistic nutrition counseling. By examining how the different aspects of your life influence your eating and activity patterns, we suggest customized interventions that will move you toward your goals.

A balanced dietary pattern, regular activity, adequate sleep, and other self-care behaviors should be the first line of defense for optimizing your health and preventing and/or managing disease.

Meet the Team

Ann Petersson, RD/N, LD
Licensed Dietitian

Ann Petersson, RD/N, LD
Licensed Dietitian
Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor®

Education:

  • University of New Hampshire, Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Dietetic Internship with Wellness Workdays
  • Simmons College, Bachelor of Arts Degree

Ann Petersson, RDN, LD is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN, LD) who is the owner of Nutrition Works! NH, LLC in downtown Concord, New Hampshire. She purchased Nutrition Works NH LLC from Hilary Warner in the spring of 2019. Ms. Warner opened Nutrition Works in 2001; Ms. Petersson is proud to continue serving the community. 

Ms. Petersson’s experience includes roles as a clinical dietitian, behavioral health dietitian, campus dietitian, and outpatient dietitian. She enjoys working with clients of all ages, shapes, sizes, and genders to offer medical nutrition therapy for conditions such as hypertension, elevated cholesterol and lipids, diabetes, and more. Ms. Petersson and her team also specialize in disordered eating patterns and eating disorders, providing counseling to individuals, their caregivers, and treatment team.

In 2022, Ms. Petersson was awarded the Emerging Leader in Dietetics Award by the New Hampshire Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NHAND) in recognition of her competence and numerous professional activities. She currently serves on the New Hampshire Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NHAND) as Immediate Past President, and has served on the board of the NHAND in various roles since 2017. 

Ann is available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at our downtown Concord office or virtually. 

Professional Affiliations:

  • Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor
  • Multi-Service Eating Disorder Association (MEDA) Professional Member Network
  • Member of Dietetic Practice Groups: Behavioral Health Dietitians and Integrative & Functional Dietitians
  • International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians (IFEDD) Member
  • Eating Disorder Registered Dietitians & Professionals (EDRDPro)
  • New Hampshire Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NHAND)
    • 23-24 Immediate Past President
    • 22-23 Board President
    • 21-22 Professional Development Chair
    • 20-21 Professional Development Chair-Elect


Specialities:

  • Intuitive Eating
  • Eating Disorders
  • Disorder Eating
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Hyperlipidemia (High triglycerides)
  • Hypercholesterolemia (High cholesterol)
  • IBS-C
  • IBS-D

Kristen Jimenez, RD/N, CSSD, LD
Licensed Dietitian

Kristen Jimenez, RD/N, CSSD LD
Licensed Dietitian

Education:

  • University of New Hampshire, Bachelor of Science in Nutrition
  • Dietetic Internship at UMass Amherst
  • Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD)
    • 2,000 documented hours of sports nutrition practice as a Registered
      Dietitian with 5-year reexamination

Kristen Jimenez is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Board-Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD). In addition to working with athletes and active individuals fuel for optimal performance, Kristen takes a special interest in disordered eating and eating disorders. She works with clients utilizing a non-diet approach, practicing from an Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size® framework.

In 2021, Kristen was named Young Dietitian of the Year by the New Hampshire Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NHAND) in recognition of her competence and activities as a young dietitian in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Ms Jimenez is on the Board of Directors for the NHAND, serving as secretary since 2020. 

Kristen is available Monday through Thursday in our downtown Concord office or virtually.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Eating Disorder Registered Dietitians & Professionals (EDRDPro)
  • Multi-Services Eating Disorder Association (MEDA) Professional Member Network
  • Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA)
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Sports and Human Performance Nutrition (SHPN) Dietetic Practice Group; Behavioral Health Nutrition (BHN) Dietetic Practice Group
  • New Hampshire Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NHAND)
    • 19-22 Secretary 


Specialities:

  • Sports and Performance Nutrition
  • Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders
  • Weight and Body Image Concerns
  • Intuitive Eating

Doreen Burns, RD/N, LD
Licensed Dietitian

Doreen Burns, RD/N, LD
Licensed Dietitian

Education:

  • Framingham State University (MA), BS,  Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD) Supervised Practice Program

Doreen Burns is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian accepting new clients in person and virtually in our Concord office. For more than 13 years, Doreen has been providing nutrition therapy for concerns such as disordered eating, eating disorders, food allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Doreen enjoys working with clients of all ages to reach sustainable nutrition goals and lifestyle changes.

Ashley Hardy, MS, RD/N, LD
Licensed Dietitian

Ashley Hardy, MS, RD/N, LD
Licensed Dietitian

Education:

  • Boston University, Master of Science, Nutrition and Dietetic Internship
  • University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability, Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Disability (NH-ME LEND Program)
  • University of New Hampshire, Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (Didactic Program in Dietetics) and EcoGastronomy Dual-Major

Ashley Hardy is a licensed and registered dietitian accepting new clients in person and virtually. She has more than four years experience providing weight-neutral nutrition therapy to individuals and families with nutrition concerns related to diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, IBS, PCOS, and more.

Ashley has a strong background in diabetes education and is working toward accreditation as a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES). As a former LEND trainee, she is particularly passionate about providing accessible, inclusive care to individuals with disabilities affected by complex nutrition concerns.

Michelle Smith, MS, RD/N, LD
Licensed Dietitian

Michelle Smith, MS, RD/N, LD
Licensed Dietitian

Education:

  • University of New Haven (CT), MS, Human Nutrition
  • Framingham State College (MA), BS, Food and Nutrition, Coordinated Program Internship
  • Rouxbe Plant-based Cooking Program

Michelle Smith is a Licensed, Registered Dietitian with over twenty years of experience providing nutrition therapy for clients with variety of concerns, including but not limited to: diabetes, eating disorders, dyslipidemia, hypertension, food allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). 

Michelle takes a non-diet approach to support her clients in making small, attainable lifestyle changes that fit their individual goals. Ms. Smith is a certified motivational interviewer and certified lifestyle coach through the CDC Diabetes Prevention Program. She has designed and facilitated lifestyle programs, including cooking classes, nutrition tabling events, and webinars for wellness clients to prevent or delay medical complications. 

You can meet with Michelle in-person or virtually on Thursday afternoons or Fridays.

Monica Dunn, MS, RD/N, LD
Licensed Dietitian

Monica Dunn, MS, RD/N, LD
Licensed Dietitian

Education:

  • East Carolina University, MS Kinesiology
  • Dietetic Internship with Mississippi State
  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Bachelor of Arts Degree

Passionate about helping everyone build healthy relationships with food and move into recovery from disordered eating and eating disorders, Monica Dunn is accepting new clients at Nutrition Works! NH, in-person or virtually.

In addition to Monica’s work in our practice she recently accepted a position at Dartmouth University to provide Nutrition Counseling for Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating. Monica is also an Assistant Professor at Plymouth State University teaching courses in health and nutrition curriculum. 

Originally from the San Francisco area, Monica recently settled in central New Hampshire after traveling throughout the US for her education. Monica’s experience includes working with clients in eating disorder treatment centers as well as working with college athletes.

Monica gained valuable knowledge, experience, and accolades and awards throughout her academic career. As Monica was pursuing her degrees in nutrition and dietetics she worked for the school’s sports nutrition department, specializing in Olympic sports (e.g., women’s basketball, track, cross-country, swim and dive). For her master’s thesis, she researched the racial and ethnic disparities of body image dissatisfaction in college-aged women, as body image issues are the highest predictor of eating disorders.

Monica was awarded third place at the Southwest American College of Sports Medicine conference for her research regarding the new fit ideal internalization measure in the United States. For her master’s practicum, she created an eating disorder protocol based on the counseling she received while networking with Ivy League sports dietitians.

Monica is in our downtown Concord office, or available for telehealth appointments, on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

Lauren Laufersweiler, RD/N
Administrative Dietitian

Lauren Laufersweiler, RD/N
Administrative Dietitian

Education:

  • University of Connecticut, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics
  • Dietetic Internship at UCONN’s Coordinated Program
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Lauren Laufersweiler is the part-time Administrative Dietitian for Nutrition Works! NH, LLC.

Working behind the scenes, she helps create meal plans for clients, adapts recipes for a variety of preferences, and explores new tools to assist clients in meeting their nutritional goals. In addition to being a full-time mother of three, Lauren volunteers with the Cooking Matters program through the New Hampshire Food Bank helping families cook in the kitchen with a variety of low cost foods to make tasty, colorful, wholesome meals.

Check out her blog for family-friendly meals and nutrition tips at Happy Healthy Active.

Our Nutrition Philosophy

Nutrition Matters!

But, maybe not as much as society tells us. It's important to remember that what and how we eat can affect our health and how we feel on a daily basis, along with many other factors.

All Foods Provide Nutrition.

Every single one of them. All foods fit and can be enjoyed. The only foods one should eliminate from their diet are those with an allergic response.

Health & Weight Aren't the Same.

Behavior changes can improve health regardless of what happens on the scale. People can learn to tune into their bodies to determine what, when, and how much to eat.

You Are Unique.

Food choices are also unique. What works well for one person may not work for another. Bodies come in all shapes and sizes; this diversity should be celebrated.

Dieting Does Not Work.

Dieting (restriction for the goal of intentional weight loss) does not work and is one of the leading predictors of eating disorders and subsequent weight gain.

Eat Enough, Always.

Avoid eating too little. Your body always deserves nourishment. You are the expert of your body. You know your body best. We trust you.

What's an RD/N, LD?

When you meet with a Registered, Licensed Dietitian and Nutritionist (RD/N, LD), you know you are meeting with a nutrition expert.

An RD/N, LD is a professional who has studied diet and nutrition at an approved college or university, completed a supervised 6-12 month practice program, passed an exam, and obtains required continuing education to maintain their RD/N, LD status.

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