Lizzie Odvarka



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Patient Populations:

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

About Lizzie

Lizzie was born and raised in Massachusetts. Her family got a membership at her local YMCA when she was in high school, and Lizzie immediately fell in love with how empowering regular exercise felt. Ultimately, she began making gradual changes to her nutrition and couldn’t stop reading about it! After taking a sports nutrition class, Lizzie knew she wanted to pursue a career as a dietitian. Lizzie has worked in a variety of settings, including a level 1 trauma center and long-term care. She is a detail-oriented person and likes using this skill to collaborate with patients to come up with creative solutions to achieve their nutrition goals.

Get To Know Lizzie

Favorite cultural dish or comfort food: Thai tom yum noodle soup

Go-to morning beverage: Hot vanilla latte

Favorite Recipe: Classic tiramisu

Favorite thing to buy at the farmer’s market: Fresh, crusty bread

Grocery shopping tip: Choose one fun/new food to try every shopping trip!

How has your cultural culinary heritage shaped your approach to nutrition, and do you incorporate any traditional practices into your counseling? I grew up in a multicultural household (Thai and Czech). When counseling, I strongly believe it is essential to regularly incorporate cultural foods, even if they aren’t as nutrient-dense. Everyone has a different eating pattern that is influenced by their cultural heritage, and it is important that it is highlighted, not discouraged.

Nutrition philosophy in a nutshell: Changing your diet/lifestyle means adopting one that you can practice for the remainder of your life. I you can’t, it’s not for you! I’m here to serve as a source of knowledge, guidance and support to help you find a lifestyle that works for YOU.

Nutrition myth or trend you find particularly annoying and would like to set the record straight: “Detox” is a marketing scam — the only things that detox your body are your liver and kidneys!


MS in Nutrition and Health Promotion from Simmons University

Dietetic Internship:
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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