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MEET THE A4 TEAM

Why Choose Us?!

Our expert team of “dot connectors” builds a program that is designed to give you personal attention, support, and community you need to create a true transformation. Whether it’s reversing chronic health issues, maintaining a healthy weight, or reaching your athletic performance goals we create a new, healthier path - for life.  We also never forget about making this journey fun!

 

Christina is the Founder of A4 Health whose professional mission is fueling fun lives and supporting individuals and organizations to achieve optimized health.  Combining 20+ years in behavioral and nutrition science Christina’s approach is to make healthy easy and prove the Return on Investment (ROI) for each individual or group she serves!  


As a nationally recognized food and nutrition expert she received her undergraduate degree in Nutrition from the University of Minnesota (Go Gophers!) and her Masters of Science in Nutrition Education from the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago, IL. Christina is also a Certified LEAP Therapist that specializes in food allergies and sensitivities.


Christina has a real world, real food approach from her broad professional experiences in employee wellness, higher education, sports/fitness industry, medical nutrition, health and wellness food strategy and communications. 


Her favorite part of working with clients is witnessing the power of health changes in relieving symptoms like pain, mood instability, foggy thinking, insomnia, and gut health problems and replaced by increased energy, stamina, mental and physical performance and a new-found appreciation for nourishing food. 


Her favorite part of working with organizations is seeing how the transformation of health goes beyond the company or sports team she is working with. Each new health behavior achieved is shared back into families and communities to broaden the benefit.


Not only a lifelong nutrition nerd (aka registered dietitian), Christina is committed to the mind-body connection of wellness and leads yoga classes as a registered yoga teacher.

For more information on Christina’s professional experiences check out her LinkedIn profile.

Christina Jax MS, RDN, LDN, CLT, RYT

At your first encounter, you'll pick up on Jenna 's contagious energy, wealth of knowledge and unrivaled investment in helping others succeed.  

Jenna is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a bachelor of science degree in genetics and cell biology, and a minor in leadership. Jenna went on to obtain her master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition with an emphasis on sports nutrition from THE Ohio State University. During her graduate studies she worked under the Director of Sports Nutrition to consult with collegiate and recreational runners on enhancing iron absorption through food and improving bone health through nutrition strategies. Additionally, she worked in the medical center on pharmacology research for muscular dystrophy which broadened her knowledge base of how molecular compounds can directly impact muscle breakdown and repair.  Her passion for medical science and research is apparent in her presentation of nutrition information - sharing with individuals how the biochemistry of the human body interacts at the molecular level with the food it is exposed to.

Jenna has experience working for food-based performance nutrition companies across the country to educate on the role of food to enhance healing and performance. Jenna is Board Certified in Sports Dietetics and her work includes building the first ever nutrition program for the largest physician owned orthopedic company in the nation. She has been involved with additional sports nutrition consulting work including : CCM hockey camps for elite and youth hockey athletes around the nation, multiple D3 collegiate hockey programs, Minnesota Dance Medicine Foundation, National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA), the NHL, and now works as the sports dietitian for Macalester College and Director of Nutrition for the Minnesota Wild organization. She speaks nationally with sports medicine providers, sports dietitians, coaches, parents and athletes. Jenna strongly believes that through manipulating the diet and nutrient timing, individuals will reach peak performance levels and meet their goals.

Jenna Stangland MS, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CLT

6127438186

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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