Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Alex Balbontin



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About Alex

During college, Alex had the opportunity to intern as a nutrition educator in Guatemala. She provided nutrition counseling to high-risk women and children in rural villages, focusing on nutrition for lactation and general healthy eating to prevent malnutrition. After seeing the impact of her teachings, Alex knew she wanted to become a registered dietitian nutritionist. Before joining the Culina Health team, Alex was an inpatient dietitian at the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, working in the neuroscience intensive care unit and with surgical oncology patients. 

Counseling Style

Patient-led, collaborative, warm. Alex is a people person who loves having meaningful conversations and building relationships. She partners with her patients to develop personalized strategies that enable them to reach their short-term and long-term goals in a sustainable way. 

Get to Know Alex

In her spare time, Alex enjoys spending time with her cat, Frank; enjoying outdoor activities including surfing and spike ball; relaxing with family; or searching for the best tacos in town. 


Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, James Madison University

Dietetic Internship:
VCU Health System in Richmond, Virginia

Training & Certification:
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Diabetes Lifestyle Coach (ADCES)

Reimagining Nutrition Care

Personalized and sustainable nutrition care, covered by insurance.

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