Nutrition Specialists (www.nutrition-specialists.com)- Owner, Founder
Budding Baby (www.buddingbaby.com)- Owner, Founder
Registered Dietitian (RD)
Licensed Dietetic Nutritionist (LDN)
Master's of Science - Nutritional Biochemistry & Exercise Physiology
Bachelor's of Science - Human Nutrition
Mary is the owner and founder of Nutrition Specialists of Charlotte. She is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and a Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist in the state of North Carolina (LDN) and has both a bachelor’s degree from Winthrop University and a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee At Knoxville in nutrition science and exercise physiology. After her studies, she completed a Dietetic Internship at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL where she focused on clinical, pediatric and sports nutrition.
Mary’s expertise in nutrition is built on extensive counseling, teaching and research activities. Her clinical and counseling experiences at Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and OSF St. Francis Medical Center have allowed her to develop a specialty in women's needs, pediatrics, disease managment and sports nutrition. Mary was fortunate enough to develop a passion for sports nutrition while working with athletes at the collegiate level, during her time at the University of Tennessee and OSF St. Francis Medical Center, as well as pediatric and adult athletes through private practice.
Among her many strengths, Mary’s counseling and teaching skills are especially noteworthy. Mary’s rich interpersonal skills, as well as her effectiveness as a coach, counselor, and educator allows her to build close and productive relationships with her clients. Mary emphasizes a holistic approach to working with her clients, and in consultation with the clients physician, develops programs of balanced nutrition and exercise. She focuses on physical and emotional growth and development through education and lifestyle changes. Relying on her vast experience, Mary strives to provide exceptional nutrition care by meeting the individualized needs of each client.
Mary writes a monthly article for Charlotte Parent magazine's web site, Charlotte Smarty Pants and has served as a reviewer for various publications of the American Dietetic Association (ADA). Mary is a member of the ADA and various Dietetic Practice Groups including Pediatric Nutrition, Weight Management, and Women’s Health.