Mary Ellen Valverde is a Certified Nutrition Specialist® and a Licensed Nutritionist who specializes in plant-based nutrition. She is passionate about empowering her clients to feel confident in creating sustainable and healthy habits that align with their values and health goals.
Mary Ellen originally moved to a vegan diet because of her love of animals but, during her transition, she noticed how much better she began to feel. By swapping processed food and animal products for real, plant-based foods, her health greatly increased. After feeling energized from a plant-powered diet, Mary Ellen decided to pursue a master’s degree in Human Nutrition to truly understand the role food plays in our health.
Mary Ellen supports clients in shifting their relationship with food through one-on-one nutrition coaching as well as online resources. You can also find her at @v.nutrition on Instagram where she shares recipes and plant-based nutrition tips.
CREDENTIALS & EDUCATION
Master of Science, Human Nutrition | University of Bridgeport
Certified Nutrition Specialist | Board of Certified Nutrition Specialists
Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist |Maryland Board of Dietetic Practice
Functional Nutrition Resident | Sandy Hook Clinic, Dr. Kara Fitzgerald
Master of Information & Library Science | Rutgers University
Bachelor of Arts, English | Saint Joseph’s University
Certified Holistic Health Coach | Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Board Certified & Accredited Health Counselor | American Association of Drugless Practitioners
Mary Ellen’s work has been featured in a variety of media outlets such as VegNews, Buzzfeed, MSN, Parade, Dr. Axe, and many more. Contact Mary Ellen about media opportunities and be sure to check out her collaborations page.