Glad you want to learn more about me, and WhyFoodWorks!


I’m Sarah, a nutrition enthusiast with a (healthy) obsession for food.  I’m also a “why” person – if I don’t know why I’m doing something, I find it hard to stick to.  So for people like me, I want to explain not just what to eat, by why it’s important.  That approach also subtly slides you into a positive frame of mind – if you’re focusing on the benefits of food, you’re more likely to seek healthy options, value them, and eat more of the good stuff.

WFW food beliefs:

  • Everyone can eat for performance, from athletes to office workers – anyone can choose foods that will improve focus, energy, and make you feel good.
  • The same diet is not best for everyone – it depends on lifestyle, personal choice, health conditions, and access to food. Whether it’s lower carb, higher protein, Paleo, DASH, or gluten-free, there IS a best eating pattern for you!
  • Food should taste good.
  • Food should feel good.
  • Food should be valued and shared. WFW donates a Dinner Party to charity or provides one for a group that can’t afford it for every 10 Dinner Parties held!

I did my Bachelor’s degree at Franklin & Marshall College, my Master of Science (MS) in Human Nutrition at Drexel University, and a dietetic internship through Utah State University’s distance program to become a Registered Dietitian (RD).  I grew up on a dairy farm in Pennsylvania, do pottery as a hobby, and love to do yoga, kickboxing, and run to stay active.  I also work for Chesley Vegetable Farms selling produce in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington DC on Saturday mornings.

I’m also a health coach for Wellness Corporate Solutions in the DC area, and online for Fitsmi, a site that inspires teen girls to start healthy habits.  If you want to know anything else, don’t be shy!  Find me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest, or learn more here.



Sarah Waybright, MS, RD, LD
Owner, WhyFoodWorks, LLC
Licensed to practice dietetics in Washington, DC
ServSafe Certified
Member of the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics