About Janne (Yenna)

Health is Not a Size


My approach focuses on building on existing habits to transition to a healthier lifestyle.


Weight loss is often a byproduct of the transition, but I prefer to focus on the successful implementation of new skills for lifelong health maintenance.

My Story


I came to Alaska 25+ years ago, and have lived in Fairbanks since 1997.   


My interest in diet and health is lifelong, but professionally I began  in 2009 doing nutrition research with the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

I published my masters research in Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4619959/ 

I have been a nutrition teacher both at UAF and working with local non-profits since 2011, and I have worked through Golden Heart Health (formerly NovoVita) as a health coach and health educator since 2015.

In 2019 I earned national and Alaska State license as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and I continue to offer nutrition counseling through Golden Heart Health.

I am available for Tele-health consults, and for in person individual and family consults. A full description of rates and available services can be found on my Services & Availability  page.