We are Spoonful

Spoonful uses data and AI to help people make smarter food choices. Inspired by the food as medicine movement, we aim to build the first platform that connects what we eat to how we feel - both physically AND mentally. Nearly 1/3 of our world's population suffers from a diet-related health condition. We believe we can dramatically impact these lives by making healthy eating fun, accessible, and data-driven.

Our Team

3 Mighty Spoons

Deepa Krishnan
CEO, Founder

Deepa is a lifelong vegetarian. She never planned to restrict even more items from her diet, but in 2006, when her doctor explained that her physical symptoms were likely caused by food reactivity, she was hooked. Since then, Deepa has managed her health, including a heart condition and asthma, almost exclusively pill free through diet and exercise.

She believes food is medicine and food is joy (everything in balance!) and can often be found indulging in sweet treats around the Bay Area with her two young boys and ever supportive husband.

Sam Laber
CMO, Founder

Sam began a modified diet at age 9 after he was diagnosed with a mild case of Tourette’s Syndrome. To lessen the severity of ticks, he was urged to cut out caffeine, refined sugar and artificial dyes. But since telling a kid he can’t have sweets is one thing short of taking away video games, his mom introduced “special treat Thursday”, a once-a-week cheat day headlined by an indulgent after school snack.

Through diet and exercise, Sam has been able to keep his Tourette’s in check for over 20 years (while still affording himself the occasional special treat day).

Joe Fong
Founding Engineer

Joe is a software enthusiast that has always enjoyed working on applications that combine helping people and solving complex problems. He considers himself a 'builder' and whether it is code or a hammer, Joe enjoys the challenges of finding innovative solutions to everyday problems.

Our Clinicians

A Table-ful of Experts

Joanna Baker, APD

Joanna is an Accredited Practising Dietitian & a Registered Nurse who loves food. At Everyday Nutrition, she works exclusively in gut health and food intolerance. She aims to help people enjoy food with as much variety as possible while keeping their tummy happy at the same time.

Selena De Vries, RD
Gluten Free, Canada

Selena De Vries is a registered dietitian living with celiac disease. In her practice, she works with individuals living with celiac disease and those continuing to struggle with symptoms despite strict, GF diet adherence.

Selena understands the daily challenges of living with a chronic illness and in her practice there are programs that range from helping individuals navigate eating outside the home to 1:1 services to get your digestive health back on track.

Rhyan Geiger, RD
Vegan, USA

Rhyan is a vegan registered dietitian and owner of Phoenix Vegan Dietitian where she helps others easily eat healthy while eating vegan. She focuses on habit change and a non-overwhelming approach to nutrition changes.

Rhyan is passionate about making the world a better place by reducing the amount of animal products consumed. Find her on Instagram at @phxvegandietitian for fun and easy tips on eating more plant foods!

Erin Heidenreich, RDN
Gluten Free, USA

Erin is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who specializes in helping people with celiac disease. A celiac herself, she understands the physical, emotional, and mental hurdles people face every day. Erin has dedicated years to mastering the intricate science of how food affects the body and has applied what she has learned to her own celiac diagnosis.

Over the years, Erin has had the joy of using her professional and personal experiences to help hundreds of people successfully manage a celiac diagnosis.

Audrey Inouye, RD
Low FODMAP, Canada

Audrey Inouye is a Monash FODMAP-Trained Dietitian, author of The 28-Day Plan for IBS Relief: 100 Simple Low FODMAP Recipes to Soothe Symptoms of IBS, and owner of IBSNutrition.com

The focus of her practice is to help people with digestive symptoms, irritable bowel syndrome, and food intolerances. She is passionate about making low FODMAP eating quick, easy and delicious! Based in Edmonton, Canada, she provides online programs and video/in-person counselling across the country.

Ebony McCorkell, APD
Plant Based, ANZ

Ebony McCorkell adopted a plant-based diet in early childhood and went on to train as a chef before becoming a dietitian. She draws on this strong knowledge base to educate and empower others towards pursuing a more plant-based lifestyle while being considerate of their health conditions and ability.

Ebony is passionate about creating a warm and welcoming body-positive environment and has also completed the Monash FODMAP training. She is based in Melbourne’s Bayside suburbs for in-person appointments and gladly welcomes telehealth across the country.

Liz McMahon, RD

Liz is a Registered Dietitian who focuses on digestive health. She has completed FODMAP training through Monash University and loves seeing the benefit her IBS patients have with this diet!

Liz has been in the nutrition field for over 10 years, working at a top hospital in Philadelphia as a Clinical Dietitian for the past 5 years. She also runs her own private practice, Liz McMahon Nutrition, where she provides virtual nutrition counseling to clients with a range of gastrointestinal disorders.

Nicole Osinga, RD, MAN, BASc
Plant Based, Canada

Nicole Osinga is a Registered Dietitian located in Ontario, Canada. You can find Nicole on local or national TV and on Instagram, where she is known as the 'Plant-Based Meal Prep Expert'. The Plant-Based Meal Prep Master Plan e-book is available on her website.

Jas Saurai, RD

Jas is a UK Registered Dietitian passionate about helping people build a more positive and healthy relationship between food and their body.

Since 2011, she has been working in the nutrition field helping individuals of all ages with complex clinical conditions, such as IBS.

Jas is trained in the low FODMAP diet (an evidenced-based approach) and loves helping others understand the diet and gain relief from their symptoms. Many say that their life has been changed, and they can finally lead a more comfortable life.

Vanessa Vargas, RD

Vanessa Vargas is a FODMAP trained dietitian in Bend, Oregon. She specializes in gastrointestinal nutrition with a focus on irritable bowel syndrome, small intestinal bacteria overgrowth, inflammatory bowel diseases, and nutrition support.

Vanessa had suffered for years with IBS before discovering the low-FODMAP diet. She enjoys teaching other IBS sufferers how to navigate the low FODMAP diet with individual nutrition counseling and contributing to the FODMAP community with articles, grocery lists, and more.