Jan Zimmerman



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Patient Populations:

Women, LGBTQIA+, Men, Neurodivergent Patients, Older adults, Patients with depression, Patients with GAD, Patients with OCD

About Jan

Jan’s relationship with food began early as an overweight child, struggling for years with restrictive diets and yo-yo weight loss.  She decided to become a registered dietitian to learn the science of food and nutrition. Jan’s passion as a dietitian is to help others in their journey towards health and balance. Jan’s expertise spans a variety of conditions, including HIV/AIDS, weight management, digestive disorders, prediabetes and diabetes, heart disease, cancer, kidney and liver disease, and eating disorders.

Get To Know Jan

Favorite cultural dish or comfort food: Dark chocolate

Go-to morning beverage: Coffee with vanilla soymilk

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

Favorite nutrient-packed snack: Walnuts and raisins

Grocery shopping tip: Go for frozen vegetables, especially broccoli florets!

What’s one small thing someone can do today to work toward a balanced eating pattern/lifestyle? Eat protein within 2 hours of waking up; Sit less, get up and stretch/move your body; Take several full, deep breaths, exhale forcefully.

A habit you swear by: Drinking a glass of water first thing in the morning with Calcium/Magnesium supplement. Eating more vegetables and fruits. Walking up stairs.

What’s your nutrition superpower? Eating red onions in vinegar every day. RECIPE: (1) Thinly slice 1 red onion. (2) Add 2-3 tablespoons red wine vinegar (add a little raw sugar to taste). (3) Pour over red onions, mix well. (4) Cover, put in refrigerator overnight. (5) Enjoy on salads, sandwiches or straight up!

Nutrition philosophy in a nutshell: Food is medicine; Nutritional healing is a marathon, not a sprint; Deprivation never works!

Nutrition myth or trend you find particularly annoying and would like to set the record straight: Intermittent fasting, e.g. not eating in the morning does not produce sustainable weight loss nor energy for life’s challenges.


MS in Human Nutrition, University of New Haven

Dietetic Internship:
Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; Certified Professional Healthcare Quality; Certificate Short Term Psychotherapy; Certificate Six Sigma Green Belt

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