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Tara Shafrath,

Tara has a great combination of academic achievement, broad-based knowledge, and real world experience. Her background in nutrition, exercise, and food science incorporates many of the components of a healthy lifestyle. What makes Tara unique is her ability to develop and implement health programs that meet the needs of real people. She helps people find the right wellness program for them – their lifestyle, abilities, goals, preferences, and health status.

Tara works to find ways to develop a culture of health and wellness using evidence-based practices. By building relationships, having empathy, and encouraging fun, she has made a tremendous difference in the lives of her clients. It's this exact outlook and combination of skills that makes Tara a perfect fit for Minnesota Women's Care.             

Background and Education

Tara's educational accomplishments include a Master's of Science in Nutrition, Exercise and Food Science, Transdisciplinary Obesity Prevention Graduate Certification, and a BS in Exercise Science and Health Education. She has additional certifications as a Clinical Exercise Physicologist, a Weight Management Specialist, Boxing Coach, Yoga Teacher, and CPR Instructor. 

In her words

About her work, Tara says,

"I am passionate about women's health and guiding people toward health improvement with a holistic approach. I love being able to help people find their own path to health and wellness."

Activities and Family

Tara is traveling and out in nature hiking any spare minute she gets. She enjoys camping and being active in the outdoors with her husband and dog, Olive.