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I’m Wendy, and one of my biggest passions is diabetes education. Being from the Dominican Republic, I learned the significance of food as a cornerstone of community and celebration. My journey into nutrition began with a personal connection to diabetes within my family. Witnessing its impact sparked a desire to push change in my community. I pursued a path in dietetics to bridge the gap between culturally rooted dietary traditions and evidence-based care, focusing on diabetes management.
My nutrition philosophy revolves around intuitive eating, recognizing that health isn’t just about the food we consume but the relationship we foster with it. I advocate for embracing our cultural foods mindfully, understanding that every bite can be both nourishing and a celebration of heritage. Beyond my professional pursuits, you’ll find me exploring nature trails in the Hudson Valley, experimenting with new recipes, traveling and spending quality time with the people I love.
- Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
- Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist in NY
- CDCES (certified diabetes education specialist)
- Trauma- Informed Dietetic Care: A Nervous System-Informed Course for Nutrition Professionals
- Diabetes Prevention Program trainer
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Heart disease