Hi, I’m Marisa! I’m a registered dietitian nutritionist, go-to food and nutrition expert for the media, and blogger.
I am an integrative dietitian which means our work together focuses on you as a whole person – not just a meal plan.
We’ll talk a lot about food, nutrition strategies, and habit building with a goal to improve your well-being and reduce your risk of chronic disease.
Being well is about so much more than being on a diet.
It’s not all or nothing. It’s about building healthy habits and finding that sweet spot that actually works for you!
My unique background and experience in clinical nutrition, wellness, and the food industry helps me connect the dots and relate well to a variety of audiences.
I became a dietitian because I love food, science and teaching. Since leaving my full-time job at CDC, I’ve strengthened my culinary nutrition skills from recipe development to food demos and more.
After starting out as a chemical engineering major at Georgia Tech, I quickly realized that though I enjoyed chemistry and being unapologetically analytical, that path didn’t honor my true passion.
Becoming a registered dietitian married my love for food, science, and education.
My food and nutrition philosophy
I take a plant-forward approach. I personally keep fruits, vegetables (including beans), nuts, whole grains, fatty fish and healthy fats top of mind. These are essential for a healthy mind and body. And I think it’s fine to include small amounts of meat if you enjoy it. I don’t judge.
My goal is to help make your journey towards lifelong health and wellness a little easier and to ultimately help you prevent chronic disease.
I use a food first strategy. Whether working with an audience of one or many, I cut through the nutrition noise with sound science and realistic strategies for the public and media alike. I deliver solutions based on current evidence-based food and nutrition information.
Credibility is my most prized asset.
How I got started in food and cooking
I grew up in the rural south – surrounded by fresh produce. Often accompanied by biscuits, cornbread or a side of fatback, my plate was always full of vegetables.
That whole “local food” thing was not a trend for us; it was a way of life. I shucked corn, shelled peas, and “looked” greens every week of the summer on the porch with my Grandma. I ate things that you can’t begin to imagine, but I’m grateful for those experiences.
Choosing a plant-forward diet
People always ask, so I’ll tell you. I’m not vegan or vegetarian, but I don’t really enjoy meat.
The majority of my meals are plant-based, but I believe that fish, chicken, lean meat, and (even bacon) are fine in small portions. I’m not into labels, so I don’t know what that makes me.
I eat what I want, but most of the time I want fruit, vegetables, beans, fish and really good bread.
My promise to you
Eating well is not a one-shot, all or nothing thing. It’s a process, and I’m here to make the process a little easier. You can trust that I’ve done the research on anything that I say here, on-camera or social media.
Marisa Moore is a trusted registered dietitian nutritionist and food and nutrition expert appearing regularly in national media outlets. Marisa has over ten years of experience working with clients to improve health outcomes in overall wellness, weight management, diabetes, high cholesterol, blood pressure and heart disease. She also collaborates with the food and restaurant industry to develop and promote healthy recipes, food products and campaigns.
And most recently, she is excited to serve as on-camera talent, content creator, and to partner with like-minded organizations to help spread the great food and nutrition word via media and spokesperson work.
Marisa is a contributing editor for Food and Nutrition Magazine where she reviews mobile health apps and writes articles on the latest food and nutrition trends and topics. She is the consultant dietitian for Spelman College and currently serves as adjunct faculty at Georgia State University. Marisa is also a contributor to People magazine and blogger for US News & World Report and the Huffington Post.
Before launching her consultancy full-time, Marisa managed the nutrition worksite wellness program for the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Previously, she was the corporate nutritionist for Atlanta Bread Company where she worked in research and development and marketing. Early in her career, Marisa developed a strong foundation in medical nutrition therapy as an outpatient dietitian where she focused on diabetes education, cardiovascular nutrition, and weight management.
A former spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Marisa has been featured in over 1,000 interviews in national print, TV and radio media outlets. She is a past President of the Georgia Dietetic Association (GDA) and is an active member of the Robinson College Council of Business Young Leaders. Marisa holds a bachelor of science degree in nutrition and dietetics from Georgia State University and an MBA (Marketing) from that university’s Robinson College of Business.
In her free time, Marisa enjoys traveling, salsa dancing, cycling and almost anything related to food.