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Dana Sturtevant

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Dana Sturtevant 

Engagement strategies for person- and family-centered health care systems, tobacco cessation strategies

Dana Sturtevant, M.S, R.D., is a registered dietitian who has been incorporating motivational interviewing into her clinical practice for 16 years. A member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers since 2002, Dana has facilitated over 300 workshops throughout the United States. Her trainings introduce participants to the theory, principles and spirit of motivational interviewing, and focus on its use in health care settings. Dana has trained doctors, dentists, dental hygienists, health educators, nurses, dietitians, tobacco counselors, case managers, personal trainers and diabetes educators. Participants of her trainings are guided through a sequence of learning activities to explore and shape counseling practice behavior, and to begin a process for developing proficiency in motivational interviewing. In addition to training, she has spent numerous hours coaching and mentoring people, as research shows this is the best way to build skills.

Dana lives in Portland, Oregon, where she co-founded Be Nourished, and works as a trainer, mentor, yoga teacher and nutrition therapist specializing in Health at Every Size® and Intuitive Eating. Dana holds a M.S. in Nutrition Science from the University of Florida and a B.S. in Food and Nutrition from Southern Illinois University. For more information about Dana, visit


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