Nutrition Guidance

Authentic Relationships

Developing honest and genuine client relationships.

Clear Guidance

Helping sift through confusing diet and nutrition messages.


Rooted in research to ensure safe and nurturing care.


Are you looking to improve your physical and mental well-being through nutrition by learning how to implement realistic behaviors that won’t leave you feeling stressed out and hungry?

Do you feel like something may be “off” with your nutrition and want to figure out how to fuel yourself to feel your best? Do you want to have a better relationship with food, but find you are controlled by external rules such as portion sizes, calorie counting, and “tracking,” which leave you starving, and more likely to binge or overeat? Do you eat without experiencing internal cues of when to stop? Have you been recently told you have high blood sugars, cholesterol, or triglycerides? Do you want to make sustainable changes to your eating habits in a way that is healthy for your body and mind without giving up your favorite foods? Are you concerned about your child’s eating behaviors or food intake? If you answered yes to any of those questions, I can help you!

If you want to improve your overall nutrition to support your physical and mental wellbeing, I can guide you toward learning how to create sustainable, healthy habits that will not restrict anything from your diet. We can discuss implementing practical tips that work for your own life that will help you feel your best.
If you want to free your mind from the exhaustion of disordered eating thoughts and behaviors, we can work toward understanding what’s driving those behaviors, and how to work toward listening to your internal body cues to take care of your body and mind in a sustainable way. By working together, we can work toward helping you live a life that’s free from fear, guilt, confusion, and obsession about food.
If you were recently told you have high blood sugars, cholesterol, or triglycerides, we can work together to make sure you approach this from a place of self care, rather than restriction and deprivation.
If you’re concerned about your child’s food intake, I can provide guidance and support, so you can be confident you are providing food in a way that is nourishing both physically and emotionally to your child.





Initial Nutrition Consultation

We will discuss your medical, eating, and dieting history, as well as what you are hoping to gain in working together.




Follow Up

We will continue to work together toward addressing any challenges or concerns you experience, as well as celebrate any victories you’ve achieved!



As a mother of a 14-year-old teenage daughter you can understand when I say it is a challenge to influence her on anything. And while there is exposure to nutrition education at school, it did not always translate into reality. Marissa came to speak to my daughter’s dance team about nutrition and its importance overall but especially to athletes. This one hour presentation made a lasting impression for my daughter. I would highly recommend Marissa to speak to any youth group or for personal consultation – I found her to professional but warm and friendly. Her approach is based in reality about what you can do, not what you should do in a perfect world – she gets that if it’s too difficult to do then it won’t happen. Please contact her if you are in need of nutrition help – you will not regret it.

Karen Kwan

Mom of 2 teenagers

I wanted to share the good news that L. has actually been doing better with trying new foods lately (slowly, but surely!) The family style mealtimes have been really helpful and we’ve also found it really successful when we take him with us each grocery trip so he can choose new foods himself (almost always picking things we never would have chosen for him!) Thank you so much for all of your help and guidance! We couldn’t have gotten to this point without your help.


Torrance, CA

My daughter had a school project last year where they choose a topic and then presented t it in 7-8 different genres. She chose nutrition because of your presentation! Attached are three of her genres – a brochure, a poem, and a persuasive letter to our school principal recommending you to speak at our career day! Don’t be surprised if you get a call asking you to speak! She also did a demonstration of a healthy snack just like what you did for the girls that day. We prepared 40 small cups of yogurt and had granola and fruit as toppings. It was a big hit! The kids (and teacher) loved it! I know you inspired my daughter to eat healthy, and I know from the girls’ feedback that day you touched many more.

B. Osborne

Palos Verdes Estates, CA

I hired Marissa to provide consulting services for the LAEP Early Head Start program. She addressed the nutrition referrals and provided parents with nutrition education. Marissa also created a variety of menus and a nutrition education booklet to meet the needs of the program. She also created nutrition policies and procedures for the program and provided staff training. She is professional to work with and I would highly recommend Marissa for nutrition consulting services.

M. Patino

M & Associates

I have given myself Diabetes, put myself through surgeries, nearly lost some feet, and carried as much as 300 pounds on my 5’8“ frame. I have not exercised or done much of anything. After my last surgery I became acutely afraid of food. I put myself on a sub 1000 daily calorie diet, cut carbs to unsafe levels. I ate like four grams of fat per day, and probably not the “good“ kind. I had so many questions. Each article I read conflicted with something else, each suggestion from friends flew in the face of logic. There are a lot of quasi wanna be dime store dietitians who want to tell you what they heard on the 11 o’clock news. Marissa has real credentials. She has real experience. For me, she was the perfect match for what I need. I look forward to our next visit.

M. Tomaino