Amber Johnson, RD supports the nutritional needs of patients before and after bariatric surgery. She is passionate about teaching and helping people, particularly those managing diabetes and/or embarking on a weight loss journey, through instilling behavior changes that support a healthy lifestyle. She is a natural nurturer and has always been drawn to helping people feel happy and comfortable.
Outside of St. Luke's, Amber serves as president and founder of Ingrain, Inc., a company offering online nutrition education to chefs and teachers. Prior to joining our bariatric nutrition team, Amber taught nutrition at a culinary school and supported stroke rehabilitation patients at Saint Alphonsus. She has also previously served families and kids through Idaho's Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program.
Amber earned a bachelor's degree in biology and natural sciences at California State University, Chico and completed an internship in clinical nutrition at Oregon Health Sciences University. She spent many years in Oregon before relocating to Idaho.
In her free time, Amber loves gardening, cooking and spending time with her husband, their three sons and their Australian shepherd. She also loves hiking, paddle boarding, and biking.