Grace is an Integrative Nutritionist who works in tandem with Integrative Wellness Group’s doctors and practitioners. Grace also heads the nutrition portion of the Integrative Assessment.
Grace holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition & Dietetics from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Human Culture, Education and Human Development. She completed a year-long Dietetic Internship with Wellness Workdays, which included 1,200 supervised practice hours spanning the field of dietetics. This allowed her to shadow leading preceptors in Boston, New Jersey and in New York City, at major hospitals such as Bellevue Hospital Center and Montefiore Medical Center. The Dietetic Internship hours were dedicated to clinical and long-term care nutrition, food service management, community nutrition, and Grace’s chosen concentration in worksite wellness. Grace was trained in using Harvard University’s research principles to develop innovative worksite wellness programs nationwide. Grace is now eligible for her Registered Dietetic Nutritionist licensure.
Grace is also a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) and completed her certification through Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Being a longtime powerflow vinyassa lover, training with Kripalu allowed Grace to obtain a better understanding of how accessible and nurturing yoga can be for every body. Grace has been practicing since her adolescence, but her experience with Kripalu was when she first realized how to slow down… A bit. She is also a published author in Hindawi’s Case Report in Cardiology, A Whole-Food Plant-Based Diet Reversed Angina without Medications or Procedures.
Before Integrative Wellness Group, Grace worked at a New York City nutritional private practice, where she gained clinical, marketing, and client service experience. As a Jersey Shore native, Grace feels incredibly fortunate to be working in Belmar, in a beautiful space with like-minded, health-conscious individuals who share in the goal of bringing integrative treatment and techniques to the forefront of healthcare.
Grace enjoys nothing more than being able to guide and support patients on their journey to greater mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. She is most herself when integrating her nutritional & dietetic knowledge and education with her passion for food and wellness. You can always find Grace in the kitchen (any kitchen), making herself at home, speaking her love language of food, beverage and holistic health tonics & tinctures. When Grace does leave the kitchen, she is running, studying for her upcoming board exams, at her favorite local hot yoga studio, scoping out the Whole Foods aisles for new finds, or reigning in her wild french bulldog, River.