Candyce Pirtle-Smalls

Candyce Pirtle-Smalls is a nurse, educator, life coach and author of the new book, "Mindful Meal Prep Guide."  Known as “Coach Candy,” she is passionate about helping women become the best version of themselves—mind, body and spirit.


Candy successfully transformed herself from the inside out when she shed 50 lbs off her petite frame with clean-eating, weekly meal prep and exercise. Today, Candy uses her experience to coach others along their transformation journey via her 90-day, one-on-one coaching program.


Founder and CEO of Fit in Her Kitchen Meal Prep Candy’s Kitchen, LLC, Candy is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Behavior Change Specialist. Candy serves on the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce, she facilitates a 30-week weight-management class on behalf of Kaiser Permanente Medical Center and she serves as a nursing professor at Unitek College. 


Committed to turning her life’s pain into passion, Candy is an advocate for domestic violence awareness and prevention. She serves on the board of the “Girl Talk” which helps build self-esteem in tween/teen girls and she sponsors workshops for young men within the juvenile justice system.


Whether it’s in the kitchen, virtually by phone or in one of her weight management classes, Candy inspires, educates and motivates individuals to lasting change.  Candy is the mother of one adult son and lives with her husband in the San Francisco, Bay Area of California.


A nurse of 7 years, CTE Adult Education Teacher for 3 years, Candyce studied at (UC Berkeley Extension) and has a Degree in Science of Nursing from Unitek College. Candyce also studied at the Health Coach Institute to become a Certified Holistic Transformation Coach.

Meal Prep Candy’s Kitchen, LLC, was founded in March 2017 and has grown into "Fit In Her Kitchen", which launched in August 2017.