Alison Macchi

PhD, RDN

Specialties:

Age Group(s):

Patient Populations:

Women, Gay/lesbian/bisexual, Men, Peds: 12-15 years, Peds: 16-18 years, Peds: 6-11 years

About Alison

Alison grew up in a nutrition-focused household as her mom is also a registered dietitian! Tagging along as a child to conventions and work events led her to love talking about all things food and health. In college, Alison realized there was a large gap in nutrition knowledge among the general public, so she decided to pursue her PhD in Nutrition Education, with a goal of making nutrition more accessible to those who need it most. Alison loves helping individuals feel less intimidated by confusing nutrition myths and proving that nutrition does not have to feel complicated. Prior to joining the team at Culina Health, Alison worked for a nationally funded research study and a small nutrition practice counseling children, adolescents and their families on healthy eating practices, as well as counseling women of all ages, to improve their hormone health through nutrition.

Get To Know Alison

Favorite cultural dish or comfort food: Cachapas with some delicious Venezuelan cheese.

Go-to morning beverage: My morning coffee is my therapy.

Favorite thing to purchase at the farmer’s market or grocery store: Fresh flowers

What I listen to for inspiration: Nothing gets me pumped like 90’s rock!

A habit you swear by: Walking. I swear walking is the most underrated physical and mental health hack of all time.

What’s your nutrition superpower? My nutrition super power is making all your favorite foods fit into your desired lifestyle!

Nutrition philosophy in a nutshell: Nutrition does not have to be complicated or scary. Beginning with small steps, we can all get to our health goals!

Nutrition myth or trend you find particularly annoying and would like to set the record straight: Superfoods! While many foods have amazing health benefits, all foods can come together to create good health. You don’t have to eat a bunch of kale or slather coconut oil on every morsel if you don’t like it!

Language(s):
English; Spanish

Education:
Doctor of Philosophy in Dietetics and Nutrition, Florida International University

Dietetic Internship:
Florida International University; Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

Certificates:
N/A

Counseling Style:
Relatable
Encouraging
Educational
Practical
Relaxed

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