Mary Matone

MS, RDN

Specialties:

Age Group(s):

Patient Populations:

LGBTQIA+, Men, Older adults, Women

About Mary

Mary began working with a dietitian at a young age and grew up with a first-hand understanding of how food choices impact physical and mental health. While this experience stuck with Mary throughout her teen years, she ended up pursuing a career in Geotechnical Engineering (no big deal). After 6 years in the engineering world, Mary had an epiphany: She wanted to help others the way her dietitian had helped her. That same year, she returned to school for her Master’s in nutrition and the registered dietitian credential. Mary is one of the original members of Culina Health–she’s been here since the team was a group of just 4 dietitians!

Get To Know Mary

Go-to morning beverage: Coffee with almond milk

Favorite recipe: Ina Garten’s salmon tacos

Sleep ritual I never forget: Hugging my dog before bed!

Favorite nutrient-packed snack: Popcorn

Grocery shopping tip: Always make a list so you don’t forget anything.

What’s one small thing someone can do today to work toward a balanced eating pattern/lifestyle? I often recommend patients start by paying attention to what’s already on their plate. I think when someone knows what their existing meal composition looks like, they can better understand where, and how, to adjust as needed to achieve balance.

Nutrition philosophy in a nutshell: Moderation! No diet is sustainable forever, so for me, optimal nutrition is all about eating with moderation. That goes for indulgent foods and veggies alike. If you eat a combination of foods that make you feel happy, and others that are good for your health, you can achieve a balanced intake that can last forever.

Language(s):
English

Education:
Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition, New York University

Dietetic Internship:
New York University &
BALANCE Eating Disorder Treatment Center

Certificates:
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Counseling Style:
Empathetic
Relatable
Educational
Practical
Flexible

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