Alyssa Janel Marrero

MS, RD

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Patient Populations:

Peds: 12-15 years, Gay/lesbian/bisexual, Men, Neurodivergent Patients, Peds: 16-18 years, Peds: 2-5 years, Peds: 6-11 years, Trans/transgender/gender non-conforming, Women

About Alyssa

Alyssa grew up around food, and saw firsthand the pure joy that people experienced when trying her dad’s traditional cooking. Through this experience, she believes that food should bring joy and no guilt should be associated with any food. Our cultural foods should be celebrated. She has worked with a horticulture and culinary arts program at a school for children with special needs in Florida, and worked as a nanny for over five years. Before Culina Health, she traveled to various pediatric clinics around North Carolina providing care for their patients and creating relationships with not just the patient, but also their families. Alyssa also works in weight management and strives to provide HAES (Healthy At Every Size) care in this capacity.

Get To Know Alyssa

Favorite cultural dish or comfort food: Sinigang (Filipino sweet and sour pork stew)

Go to morning beverage: Jasmine tea or Sencha

Favorite thing to purchase at the grocery store: Kimchi

Sleep ritual I never forget: Sleep with my 15 lb weighted blanket

A habit you swear by: Drinking green tea

Favorite recipe: My dad’s adobo recipe

Language(s):
English

Education:
Master of Science in Nutrition, Appalachian State University

Dietetic Internship:
Novant Health

Certificates:
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Counseling Style:
Empathetic
Warm
Relatable
Approachable
Relaxed

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