Johanna Coutinho Vogt, ms, RDN, LD
Johanna Coutinho Vogt is a Cuban American originally from Miami, Florida. After working in the veterinary industry in Gainesville for over 12 years, her interests progressed towards human nutrition while struggling with an autoimmune disorder. Johanna began questioning fad diets and became eager to study the science of nutrition. While learning more about thyroid disorders and successfully reversing prediabetes through lifestyle changes, Johanna discovered her health improved when she stopped trying to measure wellness by numbers and began trusting her body. She moved to Jacksonville in 2014 to pursue a new career in dietetics, eager to help others repair and nurture their relationships with food.
Johanna earned both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of North Florida. She ended her 1200-hour dietetic internship at Preferred Nutrition in November 2017 and stayed on to grow with us! Johanna is passionate about taking a non-diet approach to health, as she believes individuals are not defined by numbers or disease state. She promotes the power of lifestyle changes related to nutrition, movement and stress management, over efforts focused solely on weight loss. She maintains a strong interest in medical nutrition therapy, particularly in the scope of autoimmune disease and/or endocrine disorders, such as thyroid disease and diabetes.
Outside of nutrition counseling, Johanna enjoys hiking with her dog, Daenerys, yoga & meditation, reading & writing, horseback riding, and spontaneous road trips. She took ballroom dancing classes for six years and loves the Cha-Cha! Johanna also teaches Anatomy & Physiology at Jacksonville University as an adjunct instructor and facilitates a diabetes support group for the Florida Department of Health in Duval County.
Johanna’s goals as a registered dietitian/nutritionist include providing consistent and individualized services to all individuals while celebrating body diversity; helping clients trust their bodies to eat more intuitively and increasing variety in their diets; expanding nutrition services to individuals within the Hispanic population whose primary language is Spanish; and helping others recognize the best versions of themselves through mindful practices.