Years ago when I was motivated to revamp my diet to eat in a healthier way, I did what we all do: I went online seeking answers. What should be on my shopping list? What should I cook for my family? It wasn't long before I was overwhelmed by an avalanche of contradictory information. I was so confused by the conversation around foods, that I didn't know what to eat anymore. That's when I decided on a career change.
Today, as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), I want to transform your conversation about food from what you "can't have" to what you should eat more often - whole, minimally-processed foods, especially plants.
Why more plants? When we sift through the noise, what remains is a large body of evidence, collected over many years, showing that people who include at least 75% plants on their plate have a decreased risk of chronic disease. That is the foundation. What does it look like? Well, that’s the beginning of a wonderful conversation about food. There are many ways to fill a plant-focused plate - Paleo, vegetarian, flexitarian, vegan, gluten-free, or dairy-free. I am here to guide you.
Together, we will build new habits and create practical solutions for roadblocks that have been holding you back, and plan a new path towards success.
B.S., Food and Nutrition, College of St. Elizabeth, Convent Station, New Jersey
M.S. Non-Profit Management, New School, New York, New York
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Member, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Community Partner, Living Plate Nutrition Education and Counseling Center