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If you're looking to reshape your body - to look better, for health reasons, or both - the cold hard truth is that exercise alone simply won't get you there.

Whether or not you meet your goals will overwhelmingly be determined by your ability to consistently make good (and informed) choices about your diet and nutrition.

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You'll never hear us push "get-results-quick" diets because they usually fail to deliver sustainable, long term results.

We don't believe in cookie-cutter approaches because we know everyone is different.

Most importantly, we recognize that many of us have a "complicated" relationship with food, so it's seldom as simple as just following a meal plan. Mindfulness, emotion, and lifestyle factors are often a huge part of the battle.

But we can help you come up with a plan that works for your body and your individual needs. And we'll also coach you through how to make mindful decision making about your diet and nutrition a foundational component of how you live your life.

Our Approach to Nutrition


At Chatham Works our Nutrition Consulting services are based on the principles of Functional Nutrition, which takes a holistic, highly personalized approach based on physiology and lifestyle factors and real food that real people enjoy eating.

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Functional Nutrition is about finding the right way for each of us to eat as individuals through sustainable changes that become long term lifestyle choices. The ultimate goal of this approach is to help you come up with a diet that you'll actually want to stick with that's designed to promote optimal health and prevent diet - and lifestyle - related disease.

Sample meal plan

Need more help with meal planning? We offer customized meal plans that are based on your personal goals, and are based on foods you actually like to eat. Your meal plan will be complete with grocery lists, recipes and a schedule that is personalized to fit your lifestyle.

These include customized solutions for a variety of goals, including:

  • Weight loss
  • Improving body composition
  • Optimizing health parameters such as blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar
  • Reducing or eliminating fatigue and pain

Our Nutritional Expert

Barbara Blackwell - Certified Nutrition Specialist, PT has been working in the healthcare field since 1996. Her impressive credentials include:

  • Certified Nutrition Specialist practitioner (Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists)
  • Post Master's Certificate in Nutrition & Integrative Health (Maryland University of Integrative Health)
  • Master of Physical Therapy (Old Dominion University)
  • Certified Integrated Manual Therapist
  • Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist
  • Functional Strength Training Specialist (American Council on Exercise)
  • Pampered Chef Consultant

Barbara’s extensive experience as a Physical Therapist imparts a medical base of knowledge that greatly enhances her understanding of the critical role nutrition that plays in overall health and well being.

As a Functional Medicine trained clinician, she treats the whole person through a collaborative partnership with the client, providing effective strategies and tools to improve your health with the same evidenced based nutrition assessments and plans used by Functional Medicine physicians.

Our Nutritional Consulting Options


  • Nutrition Works ($275): An initial deep-dive Nutrition/Lifestyle Consult + Meal Planning with 5 personalized recipes + 1 Follow-Up Consult.
  • Nutrition Works+ ($425): An initial deep-dive Nutrition/Lifestyle Consult + Meal Planning with 5 personalized recipes + 3 Follow-Up Consults.

À la Carte Services:

  • Initial Consult ($150): An initial deep-dive Nutrition/Lifestyle Consult, with dietary analysis and recommended food plan.
  • Follow Up ($100): Check-in with plan modifications.
  • Meal Planning - 5 Personalized Recipes ($50)
  • Meal Planning - Full Week Menu (meals & snacks) ($100)

Interested in learning more?

Barbara is available for consults on site at Chatham Works on Mondays from 3 to 7PM, Thursdays from 8AM to noon, and by appointment.

Contact us to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you meet your goals. Whether you're trying to lose weight, gain muscle, or improve your overall health, we're confident that you'll find Barbara to be an invaluable resource.

Email us at:, call us at 508-469-0123, or inquire at our front desk.

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