education & Training

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Certified Dietitian Nutritionist, New York State License

New York University Master's Degree in Clinical Nutrition

National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, National Board of Medial Examiners

Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy - currently training

Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


Tamar Samuels is a registered dietitian nutritionist, national board certified health and wellness coach, and the co-founder of Culina Health.

Her unique and holistic approach to healthcare integrates functional medicine, positive psychology, and behavioral change techniques pulled from her training in clinical nutrition and coaching science. She's helped countless people transform their relationship with food and their health to overcome a variety of health conditions. 

Her journey to becoming a dietitian started when she started restricting her diet to manage food sensitivities and chronic IBS. This eventually led to a place of constantly thinking about food, criticizing her body, and feeling frustrated about her health. Fed up with the years of ups and downs with her health, she began a life-changing journey to heal her relationship with food, her body and her health. 

Tamar has her Masters in Clinical Nutrition from New York University, and is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach through the National Board of Medical Examiners. Her work in private practice includes treatment of disordered eating, stress management, PCOS and sustainable weight loss. She has been featured in award winning national online publications, including the Huffington Post, Byrdie, Hello Giggles and more. Well + Good named her one of the top holistic nutritionists in New York City.

She's a Brooklyn transplant living in New Jersey with her musician husband and their shy dog Shiloh.