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Sade Meeks, MS, RD

Sadé Meeks, MS, RD, is a writer, food activist, and lover of nutrition. Her love for food started in the kitchen with her mom while growing up in Jackson, MS. This love blossomed and led her to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Culinary Arts from Mississippi University for Women and a Master's Degree in Nutritional Science from California State University, Los Angeles. Meeks has self-published a food literacy cookbook, and her nutrition expertise have been featured in Reader's Digest, MSN, and Yahoo News.

Meeks worked as the Diabetes Dietitian for Rutherford County Health Department. During her tenure, she was awarded the Excellence in Promotion Award by the Mid-Cumberland Region TN Health Department. She also worked as Marketing Dietitian for the health food company Freedom Foods. She has acquired leadership positions as Nutrition Chair for the Tennessee Public Health Association and Advisory Board Member of Middle Tennessee State University DPD Program.

Meeks is currently the Executive Director of her nonprofit Growing Resilience In The South (GRITS Inc). GRITS was founded in 2017, and its mission is to improve communities' health and well-being through increased awareness of nutrition, food history, and culture.

Meeks is an avid advocate for minority communities. She believes it is part of her purpose to empower communities that have been impacted by systemic racism and health disparities. One way Meeks aims to empower communities is by bridging the gaps between nutrition and culture.

My Stories


Fitness Meets Anti-Diet Culture

Sade Meeks, MS, RD


GetFIT615 is an Anti-diet culture, anti-racism fitness gym located on music row in Nashville, TN, and to say this place is a vibe would be an understatement. We got to spend some time with co-owner of the space, Jess Thompson, to learn more!Read more


Beauty Along A New Path

High Garden Tea After the TornadoRead more


Weathering the Storm

Gym 5's Recovery after the TornadoRead more


Activate your InnerG

Learn how to activate your "InnerG" from the newest yoga and juice studio coming to North Nashville!Read more


Empowered Through Virtual Physical Therapy

Meet the Physical Therapist, Mariana Tondo Read more


12 Days of Christmas

Here's a Recap of How Our 12 Days of Christmas WentRead more


Benefits of Meditation

What are the top five benefits of MeditationRead more


A Path to Better Health

Imagine wanting to check out this new and trendy restaurant in Nashville, and without a clear guide,Read more


Urbn Fitness

Urban Fitness is a great east Nashville Crossfit Box!Read more


Take a Hike

One thing I can always count on Nashville for are its nature parks, trails, and outdoorsy things to do. Nashville's nature scene can get even the most introverted, homebody outdoors!Read more

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