NOURISH FAMILY NUTRITION

Nourish helps adults and children find and maintain optimal wellbeing through nutrition. Whether for a professional athlete or an entire family, our expertly crafted dietary programs are always tailored to further enhance the individual’s health and lifestyle.

Our specialized counseling services include: nutrition counseling for overall health; weight management; disease management for diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, gastrointestinal and digestive disorders, food allergies, and other medical conditions; sports nutrition; pre- and post-natal nutrition; children’s counseling for overweight, changes in growth curves, food allergies, and picky eating; family counseling for modeling healthy eating and meal planning. We also provide seminars and cooking demonstrations in a variety of workplace settings.

Our 8 Registered Dietitian Nutritionists have degrees in Nutrition Science, are Registered Dietitians and are Licensed Dietitian Nutritionists in the State of Maryland.

Meet Diana Sugiuchi, RDN, LDN

Diana is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist and founded Nourish in 2009.

Diana specializes in helping people to make realistic changes that work with their lifestyle to yield big results. She enjoys working with clients who struggle with weight management or chronic diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol or PCOS. Diana specializes in sports nutrition for athletes of all ages and levels.

Diana is a sought-after speaker and presenter. She provides Workplace Wellness, including seminars, cooking demonstrations, individual nutrition counseling and wellness programs to hundreds of corporations and non-profits of all sizes. She develops unique programming and is an engaging, dynamic speaker and presenter. Diana also works with industry for recipe development, nutrition writing and nutrition analysis. She has been a featured speaker at many conferences, on topics including disease-specific nutrition, sports nutrition and business development.

When she is not working at Nourish, Diana enjoys spending time with her family, including 2 teenage daughters, skiing and traveling.

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Meet Melanie Beers, RDN, LDN

Senior Dietitian, NourishED Dietitian

Melanie helps her clients build a more positive relationship with food and fitness by using a non-diet approach. She does not promote weight loss diets, but guides her clients to rediscover the joy of tasty food, balanced nutrition, and mindful movement. She provides a safe place for her clients to break up with fad dieting once and for all.

Melanie is the dietitian for Nourish Nutrition’s NourishED eating disorder recovery program. If you are stepping down from an eating disorder treatment facility, or if you need increased support at home, she would be happy to talk to you about how she can help you on your recovery journey.

Melanie specializes in:

Non-diet approach, intuitive eating and mindfulness
Health At Every Size approach
Eating disorders (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Orthorexia)
Disordered eating
Sports nutrition
Adults 18 years+ (or motivated 16+)

When she is not at Nourish, Melanie is outdoors taking photos, hiking the east coast, and living at Trader Joe’s.

 

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Meet Mandy Katz, MS, RDN, LDN

Mandy is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist and is a Certified Lactation Counselor through The Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice.

She has experience in providing medical nutrition therapy to adults with diabetes and other lifestyle-related diseases but has a real love of working with kids and new moms. She has presented on a wide variety of nutrition topics and held cooking demonstrations locally and nationally. Before becoming a dietitian, she had the pleasure of feeding the circus elephants, making Maryland’s largest salad, selling bread at the height of the Atkins Diet craze, and developing a cookbook for one of the nation’s top-selling pretzel companies.

Meet Samantha Walters, RDN, LDN

Samantha is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist. She works with weight management and multiple disease states, including but not limited to diabetes, renal disease, heart disease, and obesity. Samantha specializes in working with oncology patients, helping people optimize their nutrition while receiving cancer treatments and also while recovering from major surgeries.

Samantha helps guide and educate her clients to achieve their individual nutrition and health goals using evidence-based practice while accommodating client’s busy daily lifestyles. Samantha is passionate about providing realistic nutrition goals for each individual client, including balance and moderation to find what works best for them.

When Samantha is not at Nourish, you can find her spending time with her family, traveling, working out, and finding new unique food spots to try! Her favorite foods are sushi and broccoli.

Meet Abby Patterson, RDN, LDN

Abby is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist.

Her primary role at Nourish includes working as a Corporate Wellness Dietitian at various work sites in Baltimore. She loves meeting with clients in the workplace and helping to inspire them to become their healthiest and happiest self. As a corporate wellness RD, she’s participated in televised nutrition segments and initiated accountability groups to promote wellness, in addition to providing nutrition counseling services. Abby believes that realistic goals, moderation, and support are key when implementing changes. She is passionate about helping clients optimize their health and find balance by incorporating diet, physical activity, and lifestyle modifications.

Abby has experience providing medical nutrition therapy to adults in a clinical setting including stroke patients, and various disease states including diabetes, heart disease, and gastrointestinal disorders. She also has extensive culinary experience with recipe development and alternative ingredients, and enjoys working with clients to incorporate a variety of foods in their diet.

When Abby is not at Nourish, you can find her in her kitchen experimenting with a new recipe, spending time with her family, or jogging around Baltimore.

 

 

Meet Jodi Serafin, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE

Jodi is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. She specializes in working with clients interested in weight loss, diabetes management, and bariatric surgery (pre and post-operative). Assisting clients with setting realistic, achievable goals and watching the transformations take place is the best part of her job!

As a registered dietitian, Jodi has worked in clinical and government settings. She has counseled adults, individually and in groups, to break down barriers as they begin to make significant diet and lifestyle changes. With over five years of experience in obesity and weight loss counseling, Jodi has had the privilege of walking side by side with hundreds of individuals on their journey to improved health!

In 2015, Jodi earned the credential of Certified Diabetes Educator and has assisted adults with Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes to achieve better blood sugar control and reduced Hemoglobin A1c’s. As a dietitian and diabetes educator, she provides nutrition education while helping individuals understand all aspects of diabetes – medication and insulin, testing blood sugar, emotional aspects of dealing with the diagnosis, and how to exercise safely with diabetes.

When Jodi is not at Nourish, she enjoys spending time with her family. Weekends are filled with hiking, biking, cooking, and of course- eating! Jodi became a dietitian because she loves food! As a new mom, she is constantly searching for and preparing quick and balanced meals that can be on the table in minutes.

Meet Katrina Seidman, MS, RDN, LDN, CPT

Katrina is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist with a strong background in exercise physiology and fitness. Katrina holds a certificate of training in Adult Weight Management and has helped many adults, teens, and families reach their weight loss goals and improve their nutrition related medical conditions.

She has worked in hospital, community, university, and corporate settings, where she has developed a patient-centered counseling style. She believes that meeting patients where they are and taking consistent but small steps is key to attaining lasting lifestyle change.

When she is not working for Nourish, you will find Katrina either at the gym lifting weights or practicing yoga, or cooking up tasty meals for her family. Her favorite foods are pizza and roasted Brussels sprouts.

Meet Amanda Gilley, RDN, LDN, CLT

Amanda is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified LEAP Therapist who specializes in culinary nutrition and has an extensive background as a chef, including experience at a prestigious Two-Star Michelin restaurant. Amanda uses this culinary nutrition knowledge to help clients with food sensitivities navigate meal planning, guiding clients to a well-nourished life. She is passionate about helping clients relieve symptoms, manage weight, and achieve optimal health goals. She has experience in both motivational interviewing and intuitive eating, using these skills to assist clients in achieving realistic and lasting change.

Additionally,  Amanda helps clients negotiate various medical issues including but not limited to diabetes, heart disease, eating disorders, and obesity. Her experience as a yoga instructor has afforded Amanda the ability to provide whole health and stress reduction counseling to her clients.

When not at Nourish, she enjoys spending time with family, riding horses, yoga, meditation, and cooking.

Meet Laura Eackloff, DPM

Laura is the friendly voice you hear when you call Nourish! She is a retired doctor of podiatric medicine.

Laura has spent her entire life specializing in patient care and customer service.  First, as a teenager, who worked at the front desk of her father`s dental office, then in her own podiatric practice, and later, as a knitting retail store owner and instructor, taking care of individuals has always been her number 1 priority.

She has recently found a new passion as client liaison for Nourish Family. She loves being the person who facilitates the scheduling and pre visit experience, ensuring it is seamless and stress free. Troubleshooting and communication are her specialties.

Meet Elyse Shulman

Media Intern

Elyse Shulman is a Dietetics student and a junior at the University of Delaware. She is a certified yoga teacher and teaches weekly classes at UD. She also has been a vegetarian since the age of six and loves to cook. Elyse grew up in Manhattan, NYC and is a frequent traveler, having visited 22 counties. She ultimately wants to be a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and would like to work with high school and college athletes.

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