Michelle Moreau is currently in her 8th year of private practice as lead Clinical Dietitian and Culinary Nutritionist at Healthy in the Kitchen, LLC, in Portsmouth, NH. As both a Registered Dietitian and Chef, Michelle can help patients with what to eat, as well as how to prepare it. By using a personalized approach to nutritional counseling, Michelle’s nutrition recommendations take into consideration a client’s lifestyle, personal preferences and comorbidities, which in turn helps clients achieve better success at reaching and maintaining their nutrition and health goals.
At Johnson & Wales University (JWU), Providence, RI, Michelle received her formal Culinary Arts training and Culinary Nutrition education. During her full-time studies, she also worked as an assistant to the Department Chair of Culinary Nutrition, Ms Suzanne Viera, MS, RD. Duties included development and editing of Culinary Nutrition Department materials and help prep department for their Education in Nutrition and Dietetic Program Accreditation Review.
Along with the JWU Baking and Pastry Department Chair, Michelle founded Sans Gluten, the university’s flagship Gluten-free baking and pastry student club dedicated to the education of the medical nutrition therapy behind the gluten-free diet, the science behind gluten-free food product development, and proper HACCP procedures of food preparation for persons with food intolerance/allergies.
Michelle’s clinical-intensive Dietetic Internship was with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP), the University hospital of Columbia and Cornell. Her Nutrition Fellowship at NYP Columbia University Medical Center, focused on medical nutrition therapy and patient education for cardiac, renal and diabetic patients, and included creating and updating many of the nutrition education materials used for these populations across all NYP campuses.
As the first undergraduate intern at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, Michelle’s accomplishments included the distinct honor to work alongside Tulane’s Committee for Curriculum Development of the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine, a Culinary Nutrition teaching kitchen. These “hands on” cooking classes are required study for every Tulane School of Medicine medical student, and is a program that has since been adapted by many other medical school programs throughout the country. Michelle also worked with NOLA’s Edible Schoolyards, teaching basic cooking skills and nutrition to K through 7th grade students.
Her culinary experiences include cooking for guests at Hilton Head Health, a weight-loss spa located on Hilton Head Island. While there, she also prepared balanced, nutritious meals for a dozen cast members for their filmed weight-loss journey, which aired on the A & E network television series Heavy, a reality drama focused on courageous, real life health transformations.