Meet Your Mackenthun's Registered Dietitian

Andrew Akhaphong

Andrew Akhaphong, MS, RD, LD


  • Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition, Kansas University Medical Center (Clinical Nutrition), 2024
  • MS, University of Central Arkansas (Health Promotion), 2020
  • Certificate, Escoffier International Culinary Academy (Culinary Foundations), 2016
  • Residency, Bluffton University (Public Health and Gastroenterology), 2014
  • BS, Minnesota State University, Mankato (Family Consumer Science), 2013

Training, Licensures, and Certifications

  • Registered Dietitian # 86000712
  • Minnesota Licensed Dietitian # 3431
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified
  • American Council on Exercise Weight Management Specialist
  • Certificate of Completion in the Low FODMAP Diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Monash University
  • Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management, CDR

Specialty Practices

  • Diabetes
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Weight Management
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Integrative Nutrition
  • Chewing/Swallowing Disorders
  • Disordered Eating
  • Food Allergies and Intolerances
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Collaborative Partnerships

Lakeview Clinic         Catalyst Clinic         Move+Well Chiropractic and Wellness         Sunny Days Therapy         Safari Island          Elite Nutrition

Practice Philosophies

The HAES® (Health at Every Size) is a holistic approach that focuses on promoting health and well-being for people of all sizes, rather than placing emphasis on weight loss as a marker of health. We recognize that weight is not a reliable indicator of health, and that weight-based discrimination and weight loss efforts can be harmful. The American Medical Association announced on June 2023 that the BMI (body mass index) should not be used as an indicator of health (read more). 

The delivery of culturally inclusive care is a fundamental principle of our health and wellness services that recognizes the diversity of individuals and their unique cultural backgrounds. It emphasizes the importance of respect, understanding, and valuing the cultural beliefs, practices, and preferences of their patients. By embracing culturally inclusive care, we can provide more effective and patient-centered services. this approach not only enhances communication and trust between healthcare providers and patients but ensures that healthcare decisions and treatments are culturally sensitive and relevant (read more). 

Individualized care is the essence of patient-centered healthcare. We acknowledge that each person’s journey is distinct and unique. In an individualized care model, we work closely with patients to create tailored treatment plans that are specific to them and no one else. This approach not only fosters a deeper and more collaborative patient-provider relationship but also ensures that decisions and interventions are realistic and align with the patient’s best interests (read more). 

Evidenced-based scientific information is the core of our care. It allows us to ensure the education we provide is current and accurate while the delivery of care is safe and effective. Sources we use include the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Examine, and Up-to-Date (read more).