I’m still celebrating National Nutrition Month AND Women History Month by highlighting several African American female dietitians blazing a trail as the food and nutrition experts. I reached out to four registered dietitians nutritionists passionate about making a difference in their communities, from coast to coast, and all over the world. I asked them to answer 5 nutrition-related questions and to share at least one of their favorite recipes. Yum!
The second registered dietitian nutritionist I’m excited to feature on my website is Marisa Moore. 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. She also has a unique background in clinical nutrition, wellness, and the food industry. She’s doing amazing things!
Here’s a little bit more about Marisa….
1.) Why did you become a registered dietitian nutritionist?
I became a registered dietitian nutritionist because it marries my love for science, food, and education.
2.) If you could be any food what would you be and why?
I really had to think about this one. I’d say a mango. Like me, the mango is sweet with a strong core. I also have a healthy sarcasm that can be represented by the slightly tart flavor the fruit sometimes has.
One cup of mangoes is 100 calories and delivers a day’s worth of vitamin C.
3.) Must have kitchen tools
My chef’s knife is my one must have.
4.) Favorite meal as a child and favorite meal as an adult
My favorite dish as a child was macaroni and cheese. While I still enjoy it, I don’t eat it like I once did. As a college student, my aunt would make me a personal pan of it to take back with me. Now, I’d never get through it. My favorite meal today… I like a lot of foods. But I’d say it’s soup and crusty bread from a local bakery. I find so much comfort in a warm bowl of nourishing soup. The soup can be anything from roasted butternut squash soup to savory white bean and kale soup or tomato basil.
5.) The best thing about being a registered dietitian nutritionist?
I love that there are so many different directions I can take as an RDN. No two days are the same!
*Marisa loves tacos and fish tacos are her favorite. She created a healthier version of these Crispy Cod Tacos with Honey-Lime Cilantro Slaw.
She also included a soup recipe because she mentioned soup as a favorite food. http://marisamoore.com/roasted-butternut-squash-soup/
For many more delicious recipes click here –> http://marisamoore.com
Marisa is all over social media. Connect with her @marisamoore on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest & @marisamoorenutrition on Facebook!