Skillful Eating is the professional practice of Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator Chantal Gariepy, based in Santa Barbara, California.

Whether you are looking to improve your diet, organize a nutrition class for a small group, or want to provide nutrition and wellness support to your employees, Skillful Eating can help either in person within Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, or via tele-health anywhere.

Practice areas include:

  • Plant based diets: vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Diabetes and diabetes prevention
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Sports nutrition
  • Longevity nutrition
  • Child, tween and teen nutrition
  • Weight management
  • Eating disorders, disordered eating
  • Corporate wellness

Nutrition Consultation

Overwhelmed by the jungle of nutrition information you find while doing research?  Diagnosed with a new medical condition and don’t know what to eat to optimize your health?  Tired of struggling with a chronic condition despite taking numerous medications?  Wonder what a nutrition science has to offer for a condition or symptom you have?  Individual nutrition counseling can definitely help put an end to the confusion.

The 60-75 minute initial consultation includes a complete medical and dietary assessment, health goals setting & prioritizing, a personalized plan that takes into account your lifestyle, budget, and palate. 

A follow-up session answers your questions, identifies strengths & challenges, reviews your progress if any, amends initial plan and/or goals if necessary, and provides useful resources in line with your health goals.

Price: $165 (60-75-min initial consultation)
$150 (55-min follow-up)

Nutrition Class

For groups of 5 or more, a nutrition education class is customized to your interest and needs, on a topic of your choice, including:

  • Eating for Longevity
  • Weight Management
  • Eating to Win
  • Diabetes Prevention
  • Going Plant Based
  • Mindful Wating

Classes may include presentation, interactive discussion, hands on activities, food tasting, and educational material.  60-90 minutes.

Prices available on request.

Workplace Wellness Program

Empower your employees to make positive healthy changes with a tailored workplace wellness program. Skillful Eating will inspire, engage, motivate, and educate your employees to promote and support healthy lifestyle habits.  This can be done through a combination of the following:

  • Health screening and assessments
  • Nutrition education sessions
  • Weight loss programs
  • Lunch ‘n learn nutrition seminars
  • Individual nutrition coaching
  • Health fairs

By providing wellness services, an organization can reduce employees’ sick days,  workers’ compensation and disability management cases, and overall health costs.

Prices available on request.

"Chantal is a life saver for our son and his multiple allergies. Chantal was very professional, listened carefully, analyzed our son's diet, prioritized each issue, and offered a detailed plan. She provided us with useful resources and recipes. It was by far the most useful and constructive medical experience we've ever had in USA and we've had quite some international and local experience. It was worth every dollar!"
Santa Barbara
“Thank you for everything - I called my doctor and told him how professional and knowledgeable you are - and how fun the visit was”.
Santa Barbara
“I just had to write to tell you what an excellent job you did with this evening’s pre-diabetes class. I have attended numerous "nutrition"" related classes and this one was the very best. You made everything so clear and real. My husband was just as impressed.”
Santa Barbara
Chantal has an excellent way of dealing with tweens and teens. My son has multiple strong food allergies and sensory issues. He had fear about trying new foods. Chantal helped both of us understand our roles around food and nourishment, and I am delighted to say that my son is now trying new foods regularly--and liking them! What I truly appreciate about Chantal is her firmness. She's kind, but not overly sweet trying to get the person to like her. Her highest goal is for her client's welfare and growth and she achieves that with her wit, wisdom, and insightful communication. Her impact on my son, and by default our family, has been profound.
Santa Barbara

Organizations Skillful Eating has worked with: