Rebecca Donnenberg



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Patient Populations:

Women, LGBTQIA+, Men, Neurodivergent Patients, Older adults, Patients with ADHD/ADD, Patients with depression, Patients with PTSD/history of trauma

About Rebecca

Rebecca initially became interested in nutrition as a young ballet dancer. Properly fueling your body in a healthy and balanced way was crucial to the artistic sport and she gained her first experience here in this profession. When she decided to retire from the “Ballet World”, obtaining her degree in Nutrition and Dietetics was an easy and fun transition! She loves the impact that you can have in everyday choices you make and enjoys empowering others to do so.

Rebecca’s nutrition career has spanned many years of both inpatient and outpatient care, and before joining the Culina Health team, she worked at a Level 1 trauma center, teaching hospital and most recently a large cancer institute. She has a speciality degree in oncology and enjoys supporting this population through some of their hardest moments. Rebecca feels that food can be our medicine for many ailments but also be enjoyable at the same time!

Get To Know Rebecca

Favorite cultural dish or comfort food: My ultimate comfort food is homemade matzah ball soup

Go-to morning beverage: Strong coffee with low fat milk

Favorite thing to purchase at the farmer’s market: Local produce, whatever is in season

Sleep ritual I never forget: I always bring a glass of water to my bedside

What I listen to for inspiration: Fun music you can sing along to! (self admitted budding Swiftie)

Favorite book/TV show/movie: Friends

What’s one small thing someone can do today to work toward a balanced eating pattern/lifestyle? Fill your plate with color

How has your cultural culinary heritage shaped your approach to nutrition, and do you incorporate any traditional practices into your counseling? Food is many things: medicinal and crucial but also familial and cultural; both celebratory and consoling. You should be able to enjoy this in every aspect.

Nutrition philosophy in a nutshell: There are many things we can’t control when it comes to our health. That said, how we fuel and move our bodies are some of the best ways to make a positive impact.

Nutrition myth or trend you find particularly annoying and would like to set the record straight: There are no “good” or “bad” foods.


Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Texas

Dietetic Internship:
University of Texas

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