Healthy Dining Finder - Team of Nutritionists
 

About Healthy Dining

The Restaurant Nutrition Experts


Mary Parsons, M.S, R.D.
Culinary Dietitian
 
With a passion for food and a background in nutrition research, Mary has a special talent for integrating the scientific and culinary aspects of nutrition. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of California at San Diego, Mary narrowed her focus and combined her interests to earn a master’s of science degree in dietetics and nutrition at Florida International University. As a culinary dietitian, Mary has the unique opportunity to empower consumers to make the best choices for their health while also enjoying the pleasures of great food.
 
Mary is committed to sharing her nutrition expertise, and she aims to provide the public with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to enjoy the benefits of eating well. She does so by performing in-depth nutrition analysis of restaurant menus, and by communicating with Healthy Dining’s audience through blog articles detailing the latest in evidence-based nutrition research.
 
While pursuing her RD credential, Mary worked with a research group studying the role of nutrition in individuals living with HIV and AIDS. While involved in this field, Mary was able to take part in a variety of community education and public health efforts, and has also published and presented original research in several clinical journals and conferences.
 
Outside of work, Mary enjoys cooking, yoga, long walks with her dog, and blogging about food and nutrition.
 
Top Choice

Margherita Pizza at America's Incredible Pizza

Today's featured choice is the simple and classic Margherita pizza at America's Incredible Pizza Company, a tasty dietitian-recommended choice served with a salad and sure to cure your pizza cravings.
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Men's Health

10 Tasty and Guy-Friendly Recipes

June is Men’s Health Month, and what better time to start adding more nutritious and guy-friendly meals to your diet? These recipes from American Institute for Cancer Research can help.
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Seafood Restaurants

What Are the Best Options?

What are the best menu choices to order at Seafood Restaurants? Healthy Dining's dietitians have the key words and ingredients to look for on the menu to help you make the best choices.
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