NOURISH FAMILY NUTRITION
Nourish helps adults and children find and maintain optimal wellbeing through nutrition. Whether for a professional athlete or an entire family, our expertly crafted dietary programs are always tailored to further enhance the individual’s health and lifestyle.
Our specialized counseling services include: nutrition counseling for overall health; weight management; disease management for diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, gastrointestinal and digestive disorders, food allergies, and other medical conditions; sports nutrition; pre- and post-natal nutrition; children’s counseling for overweight, changes in growth curves, food allergies, and picky eating; family counseling for modeling healthy eating and meal planning. We also provide seminars and cooking demonstrations in a variety of workplace settings.
Our 6 Registered Dietitian Nutritionists have degrees in Nutrition Science, are Registered Dietitians and are Licensed Dietitian Nutritionists in the State of Maryland.
Diana is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist and founded Nourish in 2009.
Diana specializes in helping people to make realistic changes that work with their lifestyle to yield big results. She enjoys working with clients who struggle with weight management or chronic diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol or PCOS. Diana specializes in sports nutrition for athletes of all ages and levels.
Diana is a sought-after speaker and presenter. She provides Workplace Wellness, including seminars, cooking demonstrations, individual nutrition counseling and wellness programs to hundreds of corporations and non-profits of all sizes. She develops unique programming and is an engaging, dynamic speaker and presenter. Diana also works with industry for recipe development, nutrition writing and nutrition analysis. She has been a featured speaker at many conferences, from topics ranging from disease-specific nutrition to supplements in sports.
When she is not working at Nourish, Diana enjoys spending time with her family, including 2 teenage daughters, skiing and traveling.Volunteer Work: Affiliated With:
Melanie is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified LEAP Therapist. She is also certified in adult weight management through the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. Since joining Nourish in 2014, Melanie has provided nutrition counseling services, group seminars, cooking demonstrations, and given expert nutrition advice to her clients and the public.
Melanie specializes in food allergies and sensitivities by offering the Lifestyle Eating and Performance (LEAP) program to reduce inflammation and eliminate symptoms of adverse food reactions. Her creativity in the kitchen and knowledge of alternative ingredients helps individuals and families make meal planning stress-free.
She strives to show her clients that eating well and preparing your own meals doesn’t have to be complicated or boring—but rather, easy and enjoyable if you plan ahead. When Melanie is not at Nourish, she is learning photography and hiking around Maryland.
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Mandy is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist and is a Certified Lactation Counselor through The Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice.
She has experience in providing medical nutrition therapy to adults with diabetes and other lifestyle-related diseases but has a real love of working with kids and new moms. She has presented on a wide variety of nutrition topics and held cooking demonstrations locally and nationally. Before becoming a dietitian, she had the pleasure of feeding the circus elephants, making Maryland’s largest salad, selling bread at the height of the Atkins Diet craze, and developing a cookbook for one of the nation’s top-selling pretzel companies.
Samantha is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist. She works with multiple disease states, including but not limited to diabetes, renal disease, heart disease, gastrointestinal disorders (IBS, IBD, GERD, etc.), and obesity. Samantha specializes in working with oncology and gastrointestinal surgical patients, helping people optimize their nutrition while receiving cancer treatments and also while recovering from major surgeries. She also has experience working as a college sports nutrition dietitian to help enhance overall performance and recovery for athletes.
Samantha helps guide and educate her clients to achieve their individual nutrition and health goals using evidence-based practice while accommodating client’s busy daily lifestyles. Samantha is passionate about providing realistic nutrition goals for each individual client, including balance and moderation to find what works best for them.
Abby is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist.
She believes that realistic goals, moderation, and support are the key to achieving a healthier lifestyle. She is passionate about helping clients optimize their health and find balance by incorporating diet, physical activity, and lifestyle changes.
Abby is passionate about working with individuals to achieve their weight loss goals and an overall healthier lifestyle. Additionally, she worked at a weight loss camp for children and teens, incorporating daily nutrition education lessons and interactive cooking demonstrations to provide campers with the knowledge to prepare a variety of foods and make healthier choices. Abby has experience providing medical nutrition therapy to adults in a clinical setting including stroke patients, and various disease states including diabetes, heart disease, and gastrointestinal disorders.
When Abby is not at Nourish, you can find her in her kitchen experimenting with a new recipe, spending time with her family, or jogging around Baltimore.
Jodi is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. She specializes in working with clients interested in weight loss, diabetes management, and bariatric surgery (pre and post-operative). Assisting clients with setting realistic, achievable goals and watching the transformations take place is the best part of her job!
As a registered dietitian, Jodi has worked in clinical and government settings. She has counseled adults, individually and in groups, to break down barriers as they begin to make significant diet and lifestyle changes. With over five years of experience in obesity and weight loss counseling, Jodi has had the privilege of walking side by side with hundreds of individuals on their journey to improved health!
In 2015, Jodi earned the credential of Certified Diabetes Educator and has assisted adults with Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes to achieve better blood sugar control and reduced Hemoglobin A1c’s. As a dietitian and diabetes educator, she provides nutrition education while helping individuals understand all aspects of diabetes – medication and insulin, testing blood sugar, emotional aspects of dealing with the diagnosis, and how to exercise safely with diabetes.
When Jodi is not at Nourish, she enjoys spending time with her family. Weekends are filled with hiking, biking, cooking, and of course- eating! Jodi became a dietitian because she loves food! As a new mom, she is constantly searching for and preparing quick and balanced meals that can be on the table in minutes.
Katrina is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist with a strong background in exercise physiology and fitness. Katrina holds a certificate of training in Adult Weight Management and has helped many adults, teens, and families reach their weight loss goals and improve their nutrition related medical conditions.
She has worked in hospital, community, university, and corporate settings, where she has developed a patient-centered counseling style. She believes that meeting patients where they are and taking consistent but small steps is key to attaining lasting lifestyle change.
When she is not working for Nourish, you will find Katrina either at the gym lifting weights or practicing yoga, or cooking up tasty meals for her family. Her favorite foods are pizza and roasted Brussels sprouts.
Laura is the friendly voice you hear when you call Nourish! She is a retired doctor of podiatric medicine.
Laura has spent her entire life specializing in patient care and customer service. First, as a teenager, who worked at the front desk of her father`s dental office, then in her own podiatric practice, and later, as a knitting retail store owner and instructor, taking care of individuals has always been her number 1 priority.
She has recently found a new passion as client liaison for Nourish Family. She loves being the person who facilitates the scheduling and pre visit experience, ensuring it is seamless and stress free. Troubleshooting and communication are her specialties.