See what other are saying about their experiences working with Marissa:
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 it’s importance overall but especially to athletes. This one hour presentation made a lasting impression for my daughter to take control of her eating habits. She switched from white flour tortillas to wheat and flax seed tortillas – believe me had I given her that prior to Marissa’s presentation I would have received stink eye! It’s been 4 months since the presentation and my daughter continues to choose healthier dinner options to her beloved cheese pizza. While she has always liked things like tofu and brown rice, it was on a sporadic basis. And now it is a routinely requested. She is even more open to trying new healthy foods which is huge. Marissa did an informative but fun presentation to the team as well as a hands-on snack activity that the girls really enjoyed. I would highly recommend Marissa to speak to any youth group or for personal consultation – I found her to professional but warm and friendly so you felt you could confide about your secret chocolate binges to her and she would understand. 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.
Mom of 2 teenagers
"I met Marissa when she came to my National Charity League meeting and spoke about nutrition. Many people don’t realize that proper nutrition is key to living a happy and healthy lifestyle. Marissa helped me to understand the amount of sugar in our everyday foods and how to make better choices when having a snack. I would recommend Marissa to every family".
-Osborne, J., Palos Verdes Estates
"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 from … 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".
-Osborne, B., Palos Verdes Estates
"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". ~J.F. Torrance, Ca
“I was very fortunate to had met Marissa, she is a very knowledgeable and honest person. She not only taught me how to eat healthy but to be mindful when and why I'm not making a good choice with my food. She gave me all the right tools to reach my weight goal as well her guidance and coaching all the way along. I sincerely thank you Marissa for everything... you are awesome!!!”
Miranda, E., Downey