Anafer Barrera, MPH, RDN, LD
SPECIALITIES include intuitive eating, prediabetes, disordered eating, chronic dieting, and digestive issues
Anafer is a HAES (Health At Every Size) dietitian nutritionist bilingual in Spanish and English. Anafer obtained her bachelor's in International Nutrition from UT Austin and her Master of Public Health from UT Health in Houston.
When she is not working at the hospital or in one-on-one nutrition counseling, she is cooking, going out with friends, rock climbing, or picking up a new hobby. She enjoys watching Netflix, running, traveling, swimming or game night.
How did you get into nutrition?
In high school I read the textbook cover-to-cover and decided that was what I wanted to study and apply to help myself and others.
How would you describe your counseling style?
Client-led, conversational and flexible. My clients usually expect me to tell them what to do and have a step-by-step protocol of food rules to follow. However instead, I ask what they currently do, what they have tried and through discussion and refection and a few suggestions, we work toward a better way.