The Dietitian Duo

We are registered dietitian nutritionists committed to helping young professionals find balance in their nutrition + lifestyle.


We understand that life can get crazy & the thought of healthful nutrition can sometimes seem unattainable.

Excuse me if I can’t find the time to make that 28 ingredient organic, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, non-GMO smoothie before work by 6AM. We get it, and that’s why we are here to provide you with simple, yet realistic ways to improve your nutrition & wellbeing without feeling like you’re not doing “enough.”



It’s about progress, not perfection. We’re not the “food police” nor do we want to be.

We are grounded in an all foods fit approach, and believe that rejecting or restricting foods that you enjoy is NOT the answer. Instead, we will show you ways to create sustainable behaviors that can help you meet your health & wellness goals.

Weight Loss Program


Michael Hershey


I’m Michael Hershey, MS, RDN, LD.

Let me tell you a little bit about myself! I have a Masters’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Kent State University. Since becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in 2018, I have worked in university settings and telenutrition.

Roughly 10 years ago, I went through a major diet and lifestyle transformation. I began prioritizing my health, eating well, exercising and lost nearly 50 pounds over the course of a year. I found myself so much happier and healthier, it was truly life-changing. After this experience, I knew I wanted to help people improve their lives through nutrition and becoming a Registered Dietitian allowed me to do just that.

Pursuing entrepreneurship through private practice has always been a goal of mine. In 2020, I’m taking that leap.

In the Dietitian Duo I’m the big picture thinker and anchor that keeps us grounded. I’m also the Dietitian that’s less filtered and doesn’t have a problem exposing BS fad diets and bogus food and nutrition influencers.

Candice Knauer


I’m Candice Knauer, MS, RD, LD, CPT.

First, let me break this alphabet soup down:

I have my Master’s degree (MS) in the science of Nutrition & Dietetic’s. I passed the National Registered Dietitian (RD) examination & became licensed (LD) to practice dietetics in the state of Ohio. In an effort to provide a more comprehensive approach to overall health (nutrition + fitness), I earned my Personal Trainer Certification (CPT) through the American Council on Exercise.

Since 2016, I have worked in both clinical & community settings, but this year I promised myself 2020 would look a little different.

Starting a nutrition private practice has been a dream of mine for years. I’ve always yearned for the opportunity to work with clients on my own terms. My “own terms” defined as the opportunity to form & maintain a client/ practitioner relationship, while also having the flexibility to work with clients to achieve THEIR vision of health – not just “what the doctor ordered.”

I’d guess you could say I’m the Type A personality of The Dietitian Duo. I’m the one who is annoyingly organized and has everything color coded. I’m also good for bringing creative ideas to the table & coming up with clever phrases & puns.

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