As told by Maribeth Evezich, MBA, MS, RD.
I’m an integrative dietitian living in New York City. My work involves educating healthcare professionals in lifestyle medicine protocols. Our end goal is preventing or reversing chronic disease. In this model, lifestyle change and nutrition are the MVPs. I love my industry.
Dietitians have a reputation for focusing on what you should NOT eat with bland, generic recommendations around ‘acceptable’ foods. But, we all need to be inspired, even excited about healthy food. This is particularly important today. The packaged food industry, celebrity chefs and media stars—often with no nutrition background—are engaging the public and greatly influencing how people eat.