Hi! I’m Tara Tousi.
As a registered dietitian, I believe strongly in the magical healing power food has to help us live our best lives. It’s the magic of science. When we feed our bodies nutritious food, we have more energy for making healthy choices. And the more healthy choices we make, the better we feel.
No matter where you are on the journey to living your fullest life, you can begin to optimize your vitality and fitness by putting the right foods on your plate. But knowing exactly which foods will best serve your particular health needs may not be clear.
That’s where I come in.
My extensive education and work in hospitals, schools, senior centers, and private practice for nutrition therapy have given me a wealth of knowledge on how to use nutrition to optimize health and well being.
Through nutritional assessments, customized meal plans and recipes, and dietary counseling, I have helped thousands of people meet their long- and short-term health goals.
I would love to do the same for you.
Nutrition Services in San Diego
I provide a range of nutrition services designed to help enhance your energy level, manage any health conditions you may have, and feel great in your body. A healthy relationship with food and intentional eating is the best way to achieve optimal wellbeing—and I want to help you do just that. My services include:
Whether you’re an individual ready to make healthy changes in your eating habits or an employer looking to promote wellness in the workplace or controlling the signs and symptoms of some chronic diseases that may be better or worse with the food you eat, we’ll work together to identify your priorities and put a strategy in place to help you reach your goals.
Women’s Health Nutrition
Healthy eating is the foundation for radiant wellness at any stage in a woman’s life. So whether you’re pre-pubescent, pregnant, post-menopausal, or anywhere in between, we’ll collaborate on a nutrition plan designed to keep you healthy and feeling empowered in your body.
Child and Family Nutrition
Positive experiences with food lead to healthy relationships with food. This is true for both children and adults. Together, we can create those positive experiences by creating meal plans that address food allergies and intolerances, expand the palettes of picky eaters, and keep mealtime stress free.
After 50 Health Nutrition
The health changes that come with age can be disconcerting, but they don’t have to be. I’ll guide and advise you on how best to maintain your health, fitness, and energy levels so you can make the very most of your golden years.
Private Grocery Trips
If you’re new to healthy eating, then you’re probably new to healthy shopping as well. So let’s do it together! With private one-on-one grocery shopping trips, I’ll help ease the transition to your healthiest you by teaching you how to shop intentionally and what to buy for making quick and nutritious meals and snacks.
Dietitian Vs. Nutritionist: What’s the Difference?
So..I’ve told you I’m a registered dietitian (RD). But what does that mean, and how does it differ from a nutritionist?
In a nutshell, an RD is an expert on dietetics, or how diet affects health. The certification requires strict educational and experiential qualifications, including:
- A bachelor’s degree with coursework approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
- Completion of 1200+ hours of Dietetic Internship with an accredited healthcare facility, food service corporation, or community agency
- Passing a Registration Examination for Dietitians
- Continuing education to maintain certification
This education and experience qualifies RDs to design nutrition programs to address and protect health, avoid allergic reactions to foods, and provide relief for the symptoms of many kinds of diseases. As a Clinical Dietitian, I also provide medical nutrition therapy for patients in institutional care, such as hospitals, private practices, and nursing facilities.
In addition to being an RD, I decided to take the extra step to receive my Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition.
Nutritionists, on the other hand, are less regulated, and qualified to give general information about health and nutrition, rather than giving specific nutrition prescriptions for health.
As a Registered Dietitian and expert on how diet affects health, I’m committed to sharing my knowledge and experience to help you feel your best and get the most satisfaction out of life.