Who We Are
Whole Health Nutrition is the only nutrition-consulting group in the state of Vermont. The company is centered on a shared vision of health and wellness. We teach our clients to optimize health and well being through the use of delicious, functional foods. Registered dietitians are recognized nutrition experts for the delivery of medical nutrition therapy. Whole Health Nutrition providers have advanced training in the way nutrition services are delivered; this training informs our work with groups, individuals, the community, corporations, and athletes. The feedback from our clients is that they find our approach organized, refreshing, and energizing.
Why a Registered Dietitian
Whole Health Nutrition Registered Dietitians (RD) have advanced training in functional medicine and integrative nutrition. RD’s have completed a minimum 4 year science based undergraduate program, a one year accredited internship, have passed a comprehensive board examination toward registration, and are required to complete 75 hours of continuing education every 5 years. Most insurance companies provide coverage for nutrition service when provided by an RD.
All of our providers offer telehealth visits, billable to most insurance companies.
Whole Health Nutrition RDs are participating providers with several insurance companies.
United Health Care
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont
Vermont Managed Care
Leslie Langevin, MS, RD, CD
“My deep love of food and nutrition allows me to work with clients and share this excitement to them in their food choices. Eating better is about eating healing and amazing foods not just “dieting” and taking out everything you enjoy.”
I am a born and raised Vermonter and haven’t ventured too far. I attended the University of Vermont for my Bachelors and Masters degrees in Dietetics and Nutrition. I love to do yoga, garden and cook! Turning food into a fun vehicle for health is why I wanted to become a dietitian. I have a wonderful family that includes my husband Eric and my two boys. I believe in balance and moderation, there is always room for some fun food in any healthy food plan. I strive to help patients balance the should have with their food wants and recipes to help make this happen.
Leslie is a co-owner of Whole Health Nutrition and Author of The Anti-inflammatory Kitchen Cookbook.
Leslie sees clients at our primary office in South Burlington, at Essex Pediatrics and Richmond Family Medicine.
Abby Wadsworth, MS, RD, CD
“The food choices we make on a daily basis have a direct effect on our quality of life. My deep-seeded respect and passion for the healing and performance power of our food is coupled with the excitement of its sensory properties “
Having spent most of my childhood and adult life in Vermont, I consider myself a true Vermonter at heart. I grew up in Shelburne and attended the local elementary and high school there, before venturing off to the University of Vermont to pursue a Bachelors and Master degree in nutrition and dietetics. Throughout school I was very active with sports, particularly soccer having played Nordic for over 10 years, resulting in lots of travel, bruises, and sprains along the way. Although my soccer lifestyle has died down over the years, I am still on the go with running, biking, gardening, and am an avid traveler that loves to explore world cuisine.
Abby is a co-owner of Whole Health Nutrition.
Abby see clients at Mountain View Natural Medicine, Vermont Integrative and Naturopathic Medicine, Winooski Family Health, and Collins Aerospace in Vergennes.
Stephanie Smith, RD, CD
"Being a Registered Dietitian and being able to teach people about nutrition has made me understand and appreciate food in a way I never thought possible. My goal as a Dietitian is to help people thrive with the way they eat. Nutrition is a powerful tool; we just have to know how to use it."
New Yorker by birth, but Vermonter at heart. I am an avid rock climber, skier, triathlete and photographer who received a B.S. in Dietetics from SUNY Oneonta and completed my Dietetic Internship at The University of Virginia. Most recently, I worked at the Biggest Loser Resort Niagara while living in Buffalo, NY. There, I also met my fiancé at a Food Truck Event – a perfect start to a foodie relationship. We recently relocated to Vermont to be close to the great outdoors, amazing food and to be part of a health conscience community.
Steph see clients at our primary office in South Burlington, The Rehab Gym in Barre, and Richmond Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.
Gina Rancourt, MS, RD, CD
“I love food and I am inspired by the power of food to fuel, nourish, and heal our bodies in ways that truly, nothing else can. Good nutrition is our best tool for living healthy and happy lives. “
I grew up in Massachusetts then took a roundabout way to settle in Vermont. I graduated from the coordinated program in dietetics at the University of Connecticut with my undergraduate degree, then graduated from Boston University with my masters degree in nutrition. I moved to Grand Cayman for a taste of the island life then relocated to Denver, Colorado for the complete opposite – snowboarding in the Rocky Mountains. I now live in Stowe, Vermont with my husband.
Kali Younger, RD, CD
I am empowered by nutrition and its' effect on our mental and physical well-being. Getting to share my knowledge with others and help them navigate the hundreds of food related choices we make on a daily basis is what I love most about being a Dietitian.
I grew up in the busy suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After stressing over a career path and transferring colleges, I finally found my calling in nutrition. I completed my undergraduate degree and dietetic internship at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. I feel fortunate to be able to say I now live where I used to vacation - in the beautiful state of Vermont. I am currently enrolled in graduate courses for a certificate program focusing on eating disorders through Plymouth State University. My other areas of interest are in weight management, diabetes and nutrition support. In my spare time you can find me paddle boarding, hiking, snowboarding or spending time with my family and two cats.
Kali sees clients at Rutland Integrative Health.
Susie Polgreen, MS, RD, CD
What we choose to nourish our bodies with can have a profound effect on our current and future well-being. Unlocking the power of nutrition, and using this knowledge to help others optimize their own health is the most rewarding experience I could ask for.
I am an avid traveler who developed a deep passion for food along the way. After noticing that people seemed healthiest in places where food was fresh and wholesome, I became fascinated with nutrition and knew I had discovered my calling. And while I never stopped traveling, I went on to complete my B.S. in nutrition and dietetics at Russell Sage College in Troy, New York, and my M.S. and dietetic internship at Lehman College in New York City. After years of living and working in New York, I fell in love with Vermont while attending a conference and decided to relocate- the second best decision I’ve ever made (first of course was becoming a dietitian!)
Susie sees clients at our primary office in South Burlington.
Michelle Tomasi, Office Manager, Certified Health Coach
I'm very fortunate to be able to work in the wellness field, making a positive difference everyday.
After working for a telecommunications company for many years, I decided it was time for a change. This life change was my opportunity to explore my passion for health and wellness by helping others. I became a Certified Health Coach through the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute. After completing my certification, I started working in corporate wellness, meeting with employees one on one in helping them achieve small attainable goals, sustainable for lasting change.
Staying active and eating healthy is a must in our home. I enjoy weekly fitness classes, along with, hiking and running. I also enjoy cooking delicious nutrient dense meals for my family. I'm passionate about sharing my knowledge with friends and family, so they have the tools to make healthy choices as well. I'm very grateful to say I have found my passion and career!
Kristi Batchelder, Office Administrator, Certified Health Coach
I appreciate everyone’s unique health and wellness journey. So much of the journey is about awareness, education and experimenting with what’s best for your body.
A native Oregonian, I ventured out to visit a friend in Burlington, Vermont over 20 years ago and have been in this beautiful state ever since. I now live in Charlotte with my husband, 2 active teenage boys and 2 cats, Pickles and Pepper.
I have a Business degree from Saint Mary’s College of California and for over 15 years, I’ve studied nutrition, gardening and cooking creative, whole foods. I wanted to help others make simple changes towards better health so 6 years ago I took my nutrition knowledge to the next level by becoming an Institute of Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. I've been a health coach to both individuals and in a corporate setting. Currently, I enjoy using my business and health coaching background to support WHN.
In my down time I love spending time in my perennial and vegetable gardens, hiking around Shelburne and Charlotte, and slowing down in a yoga class.