Nutrition therapy that starts where you are.

Real Good Nutrition provides individualized, personal approaches to help you meet your wellness goals. 

Whether you want to manage your digestive issues, improve your relationship with food, or simply feel better, you're in the right place.

No quick-fixes, no miracle juices.

Just realistic wellness solutions with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who will always keep who you are at the forefront.


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Hi! I’m Emmy.

I’m Emmy Bawden, a Registered, Licensed, and Certified Dietitian Nutritionist and the founder of Real Good Nutrition. Welcome!

My mission is to provide realistic wellness through nutrition therapy that starts where you are today. Let me help support you with real-life approaches to meet your health goals, whatever that means for you, and without judgement.

Read about my story and philosophy here.

I’m so excited to meet you!




Let’s work together.

Real Good Nutrition offers individual, group, and virtual nutrition therapy and counseling services with a realistic approach to health and wellness.

Individual Counseling

Work one-on-one with me to create a personalized plan to meet your individual nutrition, health, or wellness goals on your terms. No judgment… ever.

Group Work

Real Good Nutrition offers interactive classes, group discussions, and speaking engagements for 2+ individuals. All you need to do is pick a topic!


Grocery Store Tours

Let me help you navigate which aisles to hit, tricks for reading labels, how to shop on a budget, and more. Group, couples, and private tours are available.



Advice anywhere you are.

At Real Good Nutrition, it's my goal to make sure you feel 100% supported during and between your sessions. Healthie, a HIPAA-complaint, secure, virtual telehealth patient platform, allows us stay in touch via your phone, tablet, or computer because I'm also all about making things easy. 

Your personal Healthie portal lets you:

  • Check-in securely with Meantime Support (read about that here)

  • Log photos, journal, and track goals

  • Get ASAP feedback and accountability from Emmy

  • Video-chat using Telehealth for follow-up sessions

  • Schedule your sessions on-the-go



Meet Emmy.

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Hi! I'm Emmy Bawden, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, founder of Real Good Nutrition, and realistic wellness enthusiast (as in there's always room for a beer at the Terrace). My goal is to meet you where you're at today with individualized nutrition therapy and counseling to help meet your nutrition goals and actually enjoy the process. As a patient-turned-provider, I hope to connect with you in a more personal way because I've been there.



Here’s what people are saying about Real Good Nutrition…


I have always struggled with knowing how to eat healthy. I use to think that the meals I was cooking were healthy, but never saw the results in my weight or overall health. My goals in meeting with Emmy were to learn how to eat to fuel my body and to understand recipes and ingredients so that I can cook healthier meals. She helped me understand how to plan meals for the week, which included how to structure my eating throughout the day and taught me what to look for and avoid in recipes. I used her grocery store consultation to learn how to read labels and substitute unhealthy recipe ingredients. Working with Emmy I learned not only how to cook better, healthier, more rounded dishes, I feel so much better knowing what I am putting in my body is good!

My friends and I had a group session with Emmy to learn about thyroid issues. She presented a realistic approach to thyroid health, giving us healthy food suggestions along with foods to avoid. Honestly, I learned more from Emmy in one session than I had with years of discussions with my doc. She even shared a couple of thyroid-friendly recipes and a pamphlet with healthful reminders. If you have health concerns or just want to learn about healthy nutrition, schedule a session with Emmy!

When my annual physical revealed some surprising news about my cholesterol levels, I wasn't sure what to do. Emmy helped interpret my test results and offered realistic solutions for my diet that were based on my food preferences. My doctor didn't give me any of this information. Emmy helped me feel empowered to make changes for my health, and I'm really grateful to her.

Read more Real Good Nutrition testimonials here.



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Emmy Bawden and Real Good Nutrition, LLC are located on the beautiful Capitol Square at:

30 W. Mifflin St.

Madison, WI 53703

Services are available to all Wisconsin and Illinois residents.