Danielle Ziegelstein RDN, LDN
Maryland and Virtual
Danielle is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist. She has always been interested in food and eating: how food can impact health, how it can bring people together, how it can be used for celebration and pleasure; but also how it can conversely be a source of distress for others. Danielle is a people person who loves connecting to people and making them feel comfortable and understood. Danielle has a background in Public Health and thinks it’s important to consider all of the factors that go into food choices and health outcomes. She also thinks it’s important to remember that food is only one piece of the puzzle. She wants to get to know you as a whole person to understand how to best improve your quality of life.
Danielle is passionate about fighting diet culture and dispelling health misinformation which seems to be rampant these days. She aims to provide individualized, evidence-based care that is realistic and sustainable for clients. She loves the science of nutrition, but is also fascinated by psychology and mental health, and recognizes that for many, there are strong emotional associations to food. She acknowledges that there is no “one size fits all” since we all have different needs, preferences, and lifestyles. She is excited to work with clients to help them improve their relationship with food and is enthusiastic about making clients feel empowered rather than restricted.
In Danielle’s free time, she loves to spend time with friends, whether that’s going on walks, trying a new restaurant, or having a movie night. She is also a registered yoga teacher and really enjoys doing a yoga or Pilates class. She wakes up every morning looking forward to her coffee, and favorite foods include sushi, salads, and ice cream.