About Angela

Posted on Tuesday, June 10th, 2008
Written by: Angela, Nutritionist

Angela Pifer, MSN, C.N. is a certified nutritionist in Washington State, owner and creator or Nutrition Northwest, Corp. (Formerly The Nourished Body), In-House Nutritionist to the International Ballet Theatre, and the Nutrition Advisor to the Nationally Syndicated Talk Show, The Dr. Pat Show. She works privately with children and adults out of her Carillon Point office in Kirkland and the Lake Union Wellness Center in Seattle.

In her own words…

I create customized nutrition programs that inspire, educate and provide my patients with a safe and supportive environment that help them to become fit and fabulous from the inside out. I have worked extensively with young and adult athletes, emotional eating, digestive conditions (IBS, IBD, Crohn’s), diabetes, food sensitivities, weight loss, detoxification and countering the effects of menopause. I am is a sought after public speaker and a frequent contributor to local and national health and fitness publications. I also consults with large companies on how they can incorporate corporate wellness into their employee’s lives.


I was born and raised in the greater Seattle area. I earned my undergraduate in Psychology and Premed from the University of Washington, where I worked for two years training in motivational interviewing and counseled peers with eating disorders.

I then earned my Masters of Science from Bastyr University and worked one year as a student clinician at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health in Seattle, WA. While attending Bastyr, I was President of The Student Association of Nutritionists and Dieticians and started a mentor program for incoming students. While serving as President, I started and acquired funding for an 800 square foot organic garden at Marymoor Park in Redmond. I still run the organic garden and serves on the board of the Marymoor Park Garden as Vice-President, 2006-2008. 

I worked for over 15 years as a volunteer at the Woodland Park Zoo. I am the youngest volunteer allowed entry into the Docent program. As a public educator, I led tours and provided talks to visitors, with topics ranging from Endangered Species to the Ecological and Societal Impact of Poaching. I also worked behind the scenes with many of the keepers on research projects.

While attending the University of Washington I combined my passion for animals with my love of psychology, while I worked for the behavioral research scientists for a year observing the lowland gorilla troop at the zoo. I have kissed a giraffe, held lion and tiger cubs, stood face to face with an African elephant, fed a full grown Kodiak bear by hand, held hands with an orangutan, scratched a tapirs chin, and held an indigo snake (my favorite).

For the past two years I have worked as a volunteer for the MEOW Cat Rescue Shelter in Kirkland, Washington. I was thrilled to be asked to MC the 2006 and 2007 Fine Wines & Felines Auction, held on Mercer Island. The 2007 auction goal was met! $30,000 was raised! When I retire I will open a cat shelter of my own.

I believe that health care professionals should live by the principles they teach. I stay in shape and maintain a youthful appearance by eating a diet low in processed foods and incorporating activity into my daily schedule. When choosing a certified nutritionist, I believe clients need to find someone they feel comfortable with and someone who inspires them. I lead weekly hikes and walks with my clients, emphasizing that activity can be fun and inspirational.

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