About Amy

About Amy Archer RDN

I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT) and Certified Health and Wellness Coach (CHWC) through Wellcoaches®. My childhood in San Francisco as a gymnast and aerobic instructor kept me involved in health. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics, I became a Registered Dietitian in 1988.  My clinical training was at San Francisco General Hospital, St. Francis Bothin Burn Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center, and Levi Strauss (fitness center).

My first clinical job was at Seton Medical Center in Daly City, CA where my specialty was Cardiac and Critical Care Nutrition. After relocating to the Silicon Valley when getting married and after the birth of our son, I began consulting in nutrition. Our son had many food allergies so my personal experience helped me learn about elimination diets for allergies. In 2014, after my husband developed some food sensitivities, I became a Certified LEAP Therapist (the nutrition plan for Mediator Release Testing®). My husband was able to eliminate his symptoms from food sensitivities by following the LEAP nutrition plan.

Understanding that it is challenging to change health habits, I became interested in the Wellcoaches® program which is endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine. My certification was completed in 2014. Love of learning is a passion and my latest adventure is being a participant in the first certification class at the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy (IFNA) to be completed 2016.

I participate in all kinds of fitness including going to the gym, hiking, and skiing. My husband and I enjoy cooking healthy meals together and we love to dine at many of the great restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area. I also love helping in my son’s classroom, including teaching nutrition to the children.

My specialties include:

  • Food allergies
  • Food sensitivities
  • Wellness coaching including weight loss and maintenance, work-life balance, and increasing daily energy and productivity

My Education, Affiliations and Memberships:

  • B.S. in Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics, 1988 University of California, Berkeley
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, 1988
  • Participant in first certification class for the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy (IFNA) to be completed 2016
  • Certified LEAP Therapist, 2014
  • Certified Health and Wellness Coach, 2014
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition
  • Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine
  • Nutrition Entrepreneurs
  • Food Allergy Research & Education
  • California Dietetic Association
  • San Jose Peninsula District Dietetic Association

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