Meet the Team
Sustainable Weight Loss
Food Allergies & Intolerances
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Bariatric Surgery Consults
Enteral Nutrition Support
Other Medical Nutrition Therapies
Laura Marchese, MS, RD, LD & Owner - Her Story:
Long before I became a Registered Dietitian, I was what you might call a hardcore 'Nutrition Nerd'. I would literally spend hours researching the scientific highlights or proposed benefits of whatever new foods were trending in the nutrition world. Early in life, I'd also had my fair share of health challenges, amplifying my respect for the synergistic power of fueling the body with the nutrition it needs to not just survive - but thrive. Eating healthy was my passion, but it took a few years before I finally realized I could make it my job too. I had been on another career path but kept feeling like there was more out there for me - and more ways to make a real impact and lasting difference in people's lives.
With a prior bachelors and masters already under my belt, I made the bold decision to go back to school again to finally chase my Registered Dietitian dreams. Fast forward a few years and I couldn't be happier about the decision I made. I feel like I am living proof that if you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life.
I'm so proud to be a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who is able to offer my clients the security of knowing that my guidance and recommendations will always be based on scientific evidence - and never hype. Registered Dietitians like myself are extensively educated in medical and nutrition sciences and specifically trained to treat a wide variety of diseases and health concerns from a nutritional perspective. Now I can finally put that nutrition-nerdiness to good use - and help guide you toward reaching your goals.
I opened Nourishing Nutrition Consulting in 2016 to provide patients with access to scientifically-sound nutrition recommendations and simple strategies to better nourish themselves and their families. Our goal is to translate the complex science of food and nutrition into more 'digestible' information and insight that can empower you to make better choices. Contact me today - I can't wait to meet you!
Anna Huffman, MS, RD, LD - Her Story
Before I became a dietitian, I fell in love with nutrition through my own experiences trying to heal myself through better eating habits. I was suffering from debilitating pain due to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and received little to no answers from other healthcare professionals. I was also beginning my “fitness” journey at that time, and had tried every diet in the book. Paleo, clean eating, calorie counting, you name it--I’ve done it. My symptoms were unrelenting and I felt hopeless about my physical progress. It was at this point that I began researching everything I could about nutrition. After spending hours a day trying to gain insight into the science of nutrition, I decided to change my field of study and make nutrition my career.
Fast forward to today and I’m so happy that becoming a registered dietitian not only helped me heal my own ailments, but has also shown me the tremendous impact nutrition can make in the lives of others. Prior to working with Laura, I had the pleasure of working as a clinical dietitian at a large Atlanta hospital, seeing individuals with a wide variety of issues.
These experiences have allowed me to demonstrate to patients how their nutrition can help prevent disease, as well as directly influence overall health outcomes. My clinical training ensures my nutrition approach will always be evidence-based, and my personal experience of achieving a better quality of life through nutrition drives me to help others become their best version of themselves. I can't wait to meet you!