Sarah Burbee, RD, LDN, CDE

Dietitian in Philadelphia, PA

I am not a rule follower if I cannot see why the rule exists.

As a child, I struggled to follow the rules unless my parent’s told me WHY. Understanding the concept behind the rule is what I learned to value most. Many people see eating healthy as a set of rules made for their own torture. I see eating healthy as a way to work with nature and achieve my life’s goals.

I am new to the area. Prior to moving to Philadelphia, I worked as a diabetes educator in Missouri for three years. My co-workers taught me so much about how to help patients understand their blood sugar and WHY we do the things we do. I’m very excited to keep learning as I work with the excellent health professionals at NSIM – a practice where prevention and health education is taken seriously. In my free time, I love to cook healthy meals, write, lift weights (I was a former hammer and discus thrower), ride my bike to work, visit farmers markets, and try new things.

Not all dietitians are the same. I do not teach people to starve. And, I do not give the same plan to everyone. I love showing people how they can make changes inside their own unique circumstance to be healthier.

My favorite patient to work with is a patient who is honest about areas where they could improve, willing to set goals, and willing to learn new things. But I also really like the grumpy patients that I can get to smile at some point during their appointment with me.

We are not invincible. Sooner or later your habits become you. I would argue that I don’t teach people what to eat. I teach people how to respect themselves and start working WITH their body instead of working AGAINST it. Part of being an adult is learning to parent yourself.

Do it for “future you.”

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COVID-19 Vaccine

We are pleased to announce that NSIM is partnering with Centennial Pharmacy Services to administer COVID vaccine shots in our office. We have worked closely with Centennial Pharmacy Services for many years and they are a trusted partner.

We do not know when our first doses of vaccine will arrive nor do we know how many doses we will get on a weekly basis. The number of people who want the vaccine is far greater than the supply Philadelphia receives weekly from the federal government.  We are following the Philadelphia Health Department prioritization phases in administering the vaccine. We anticipate it will take at least until the end of May or longer before the city has vaccinated all people over 65, those with chronic medical conditions, and those working in occupations essential to our economy.

If you want to receive the vaccine in our office when we receive a supply:

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You will complete and submit a questionnaire. The information you submit is confidential and the only people who have access to it are the staff of NSIM and Centennial Pharmacy. It will be used only for the purpose of COVID vaccine administration and not for any marketing purposes or sold to any other entity. Once we know that we are receiving the vaccine, you will be contacted about an appointment time by Centennial Pharmacy either by text message, email, or phone (depending on your contact preference).


If you have any concerns about the safety, effectiveness, rapidity of development or other issues regarding the COVID vaccines, please contact your primary care provider at NSIM.

Please be patient. No one will be truly safe until everyone in our country who desires the vaccine has received it.  Please continue to wear your mask when outside of your home, maintain social distance, wash your hands, and follow other guidelines from the health department and CDC. Once you receive the vaccine, you will need to strictly maintain these precautions at all times until our public health officials tell us otherwise.

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