Marisa is a registered and licensed dietitian with a unique background in clinical nutrition, wellness and the food industry. As a result, she is able to relate well to a variety of audiences. She enjoys helping others improve their health IQ through engaging seminars, workshops and online nutrition programs. Contact Marisa to book an engaging and informative session on nutrition and wellness for your next event!
Marisa has over 10 years of experience working with clients to improve health outcomes in overall wellness, weight management, diabetes, high cholesterol, blood pressure and heart disease. She also works with the food and restaurant industry to develop and promote healthy recipes, food products and campaigns.
Before becoming a full-time entrepreneur, Marisa managed the nutrition worksite wellness program for the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Previously, Marisa was the corporate nutritionist for Atlanta Bread Company where she worked in research and development and marketing. Early in her career, Marisa developed a strong foundation in medical nutrition therapy as an outpatient dietitian where she focused on diabetes education, cardiovascular nutrition and weight management.
As a Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Marisa has participated in over 500 interviews in national print, TV and radio media outlets. In addition to her work as an Academy Spokesperson, she serves a Past President of the Georgia Dietetic Association (GDA) and is an active member of the Robinson College Council of Business Young Leaders. She is happy to be the consultant dietitian for Spelman College, currently serves as adjunct faculty at Georgia State University and blogs for the Huffington Post.
Marisa holds a bachelor of science degree in nutrition and dietetics from Georgia State University and an MBA (marketing) from that university’s Robinson College of Business. In her free time, Marisa enjoys traveling, salsa dancing, cycling and almost anything related to food.
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