Mary Ellen is a functional nutritionist specializing in plant-based diets. She believes that what a person eats, as well as their physical and mental well-being, play a huge part in wellness.
Mary Ellen wants to empower women to eat well, lose those extra pounds they have been carrying for too long, and find their energy again.
Master of Science, Human Nutrition | University of Bridgeport
Certified Nutrition Specialist ® Professional | BCNS
Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist | Maryland Board of Dietetic Practice
Certified Holistic Health Coach | Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Master of Library and Information Science | Rutgers University
Mary Ellen graduated Manga Cum Laude with her master’s Degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, where she learned clinical and evidence-based nutrition from a functional medicine perspective.
She is a Certified Nutrition Specialist ® Professional (CNS), the gold standard for advanced nutrition professionals. She completed her nutrition residency at the prestigious Sandy Hook Clinic with Dr. Kara Fitzgerald, a leader in Integrative and Functional Medicine.
In addition to her nutrition education, Mary Ellen has a background in research and holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Rutgers University. She is also a Certified Holistic Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. – Hippocrates
Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. -Michael Pollan
Food is the base of one’s health. Every cell in our body is impacted by what we eat, which in turn affects our physical and emotional health.
That’s why Mary Ellen’s philosophy is all about teaching you how to nurture your body with nutrient-dense yet delicious food.
By focusing on unprocessed, plant-based foods, our bodies can feel better.
Eating well does not have to be hard. Mary Ellen understands life can be hectic, that’s why she loves to share:
- easy, tasty & healthy plant-based recipes (no one should spend hours in the kitchen cooking…unless they love it)
- tips how to get started with vegan meal planning and vegan meal prep
- programs to kickstart your health