About the Collective

The Kansas City Dietitian Collective is a team of expert registered dietitians passionate about helping people find solutions to complex health issues through personalized nutrition and integrative health practices.

Our vision is to empower our clients with creative solutions and manageable steps to feel better than they believed was possible.

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Bethany Frazier, MS, RDN, LD

Owner, Registered Dietitian

Hi there, I’m Bethany, the owner of the Kansas City Dietitian Collective. I love food puns, cookies, and I’m obsessed with Halloween. I’m a second generation dietitian, so nutrition is basically in my blood. I love that I grew up with nutrition, and my education is invaluable, but nothing makes you an expert quite like experiencing it yourself. On my journey to specializing in complex issues, I’ve had my fair share of complex issues, including hormone concerns, getting my thyroid removed, and digestive issues that showed up after I had my third baby, developed mastitis, and was prescribed three rounds of antibiotics. Working with my health team, and using the personalized approach to nutrition that is our foundation here, I was able to come up with a sustainable plan that supports my gut health and keeps my symptoms at bay. I love to help clients find the right combination of supports to improve their symptoms and improve their lives!

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Bethany is accepting new clients.

What people say about working with Bethany:

"I am now able to meet my hydration goals, not overeating or forgetting meals, Not hyper aware of my intake and not tempted to restrict. I feel like I’ve come to the other side of disordered eating, all of the sudden. I appreciate her so much. She has changed the course of my life for the better. Everybody needs a Bethany in their life."
-Peyton

Erica Tangeman RD, LD, CPT

Registered Dietitian, Certified Personal Trainer

Hi, I’m Erica. I have a confession: I am a Real Housewives fanatic. I’m also a huge fan of creating new recipes and using nutrition to help fuel bodies well. I grew up in a small town and played almost every sport I could. During that time, I began to research how nutrition could help improve my athletic performance. During this time, I began struggling with several GI symptoms, which continued for over 10 years, with no help from the conventional side of healthcare. In college I began to learn about functional medicine and personalized nutrition. I was able to get to the root of my GI issues, finding ways to heal my gut with nutrition and functional medicine. Now, with my education and experience, I am able to help others who are struggling with the same issues find solutions when other medical paths don’t pan out.

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Erica is accepting new clients.

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What people say about working with Erica:

"Erica is wonderful and knowledgeable. A true blessing to work with."
-Jared

Kelsey Woodson RD, LD

Registered Dietitian

Hi, I’m Kelsey. I enjoy going on outdoor adventures with my husband, 8-month-old son, and our dog. I also love breakfast food and you can catch me having a bowl of cereal at any time of the day. I’ve been interested in nutrition since I was young, but didn’t realize I could make a career out of it until college. One of the contributing factors to my interest in nutrition was my involvement in sports. Understanding how what I ate directly impacted my performance was a game-changer for me. Since studying nutrition in college and becoming a registered dietitian, I have learned that the many facets of nutrition can impact individuals in very different ways. Personalized nutrition is the most effective way to serve people and meet their specific needs, and I’m so excited that I have the opportunity to do this for my job!

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Kelsey is currently accepting new clients.

Lauren Cuda MS, RD, CSP, LD, RYT

Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition

Hi, I’m Lauren. I love to travel and have visited over 29 countries (and counting)! I’m also a registered yoga instructor. I’ve always had a passion for nutrition, exercise, and healthcare, which led me to become a dietitian. I enjoy helping people and believe it is extremely important to listen to each person’s individual needs and create custom recommendations that meet the client where they’re at so they have the greatest chance for success. I received my master’s degree in clinical nutrition in 2015 and began working as a dietitian at Children’s Mercy. During my time there I became a certified specialist in pediatric nutrition. I have a lot of experience working with families struggling with malnutrition, poor weight gain, failure to thrive, and tube feedings. I am passionate about helping families transition from a hospital setting to their homes by providing support and strategies that reduce overwhelm and integrate with their life.

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Lauren is currently accepting new clients.

Beth Baustian, RD, LD

Registered Dietitian

Hi, I’m Beth. I went to college in Iowa (where I was on the Rowing team), and then moved to San Diego for a few years before relocating to Kansas City. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been curious about how nutrition impacted my body and how I felt. It almost seemed a little bit magical! As I got older, I began to feel some anxiety and confusion around food and eating. Thankfully, after learning more about nutrition science I was able to improve my relationship with food. Now, I am passionate about supporting others on their journey to eating in a way that promotes health as well as joy! I love helping folks work through old beliefs about food and nutrition and adding joy to the eating experience, all while working toward health goals. I understand that this is a journey and I always work to provide a safe, judgement-free space for my clients.

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Beth is accepting new clients.

Lisa Zane RD, LD

Registered Dietitian

Hi, I’m Lisa. Agriculture has always been a part of my family’s life. My mom grew up on a dairy farm and some of my favorite memories took place there. I believe in the power of nutrients, starting in the fields. From there, I fell in love with the science of nutrition while studying psychology at The University of Kansas. I wanted to learn as much as I could about how the food I ate would impact my body. It became such a passion of mine that I knew I wanted to spend my career sharing my excitement for nutrition. After completing my degree in Psychology at KU, I went on to complete my degree in Dietetics at Kansas State University. I have been a Registered Dietitian for over 10 years, and in that time I have worked in hospitals, physician offices and virtual coaching settings. I also spent more than 7 years in a retail dietetics where I taught cooking and meal prep classes in addition to providing individualized nutrition counseling. I specialize in weight management, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and the prevention and treatment of non-insulin-dependent diabetes. My philosophy in nutrition is that there is no one-size-fits-all. I believe in connecting with each client to uncover their personal path to reaching their goals.

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Lisa is by request only 

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What people say about working with Lisa:

"I Lisa after my heart attack. She helped me to be at ease and helped me create a step by step process that was more sustainable. She also helped me to recognize how being more self aware is the first step. Her suggestion of food prepping has been a huge help for me. Thank you Lisa!"
-Tracy
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Cara Glen RD, LD

Registered Dietitian

Hi, I’m Cara. I recently made my way back to Kansas with my family after living a somewhat nomadic life over the last decade. In the last 10 years I’ve lived in Missouri, Kansas, Texas, Arizona, and most recently, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. I became interested in food and nutrition after spending a summer in high school watching too much Food Network and teaching myself to cook. I studied dietetics at Missouri State University, where I played soccer (Go Bears!). While I love to try new foods and recipes, I believe in keeping food simple. I’ve worked in a variety of settings as a dietitian, but one thing has always remained the same – my desire to help as many individuals as possible reach their goals.

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Cara is not accepting new clients.

What people say about working with Cara:

"I have seen Cara for the past few months. She has literally been responsible for changing my life. She is first of all a great listener. She listened to my concerns and problems then came up with a menu plan that I love. I am full after my meals and do not crave sweets any more, but more importantly I have more energy and am sleeping much better, plus I have lost 15 pounds so far. I continue to be amazed by her knowledge concerning diet and personal health as well as her continued concern for me. She continues to give me ideas and sources for improving my daily diet and general health. Thank you Cara, you are amazing."
-Steve

Carrie

Administrative Assistant

Hi, I’m Carrie. I’m, most likely, the person you talk to when you call to get information about our services, have a billing question, or call to book an appointment. I love my husband, our two kids, our two King Charles Cavaliers, and iced tea. While I’m not a Registered Dietitian, I have always loved learning about all things nutrition and exercise. I love finding ways to make healthy food taste good. A while ago, I found myself struggling with a lot of health issues and conventional medicine wasn’t helping me feel better. I tried a new approach using functional medicine and nutrition and finally started feeling better! It’s amazing to me how when we give our bodies what they need, they actually start healing and we experience relief. I’m a big fan of personalized nutrition because I’ve seen the benefits firsthand!