From a young age, Annamaria viewed food not just as nourishment, but as an important part of her culture and tradition due to her Greek American heritage. After splitting time between Greece and the US, she began to notice how confusing nutrition information was stateside. Eating in a balanced way seemed so natural in Greece, but so complicated back in New Jersey. It was this disparity — along with her own personal struggles with weight, acne, GERD, and IBS — that drew her to pursue her Master’s degree in nutrition and the registered dietitian nutritionist credential. Annamaria is particularly passionate about teaching others how to navigate nutrition information overload after her own experiences. Before joining the team at Culina Health, Annamaria worked in private practice, long-term care, and corporate wellness.
Annamaria’s approach is patient-centered. Whether you are looking for education, a helping hand, tough love, or all of the above, she is here to support you and collaborate with you to come up with a plan that works.
In her spare time, you can find Annamaria going for a hike or bike ride in nature, dancing to live music, sipping a delicious cappuccino, or eating delicious food with great company.
Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition, New York University
Rutgers University School of Health Professions
Training & Certification:
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics