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Patty Coleman

About Patty Coleman

I have always loved food. I have worked in the food industry since my first job in a restaurant when I was 16, but I didn’t recognize my true passion for nutrition until a few years later.

I was 20 when I lost my mom to cancer. I didn’t realize it at the time, but her death gave my life purpose. Through that life changing experience, I saw firsthand how food and nutrition can be a powerful force in one’s life. I was drawn to become a dietitian by an overwhelming desire to help people.  I wanted to support and educate patients and their families as they combat health issues and strive to live happy and fulfilling lives.

I spent over a decade working in healthcare; learning, growing and developing my craft as an expert in nutrition and wellness. Four years ago, I transitioned into a corporate role where I currently work as the Director of Nutrition and Wellness for the leading food service company in the sports and entertainment industry. And just last year I founded a corporate wellness company, supporting business leaders as they cultivate wellness programs for their teams.

My ongoing focus is always to help people. Whether it is our team members, customers or clients, I want to continue to learn everything I can about nutrition, wellness and our food system, so that I can truly have a lasting positive impact in the lives of others.

Blog: dietitianpatty.com

Instagram: @dietitianpatty

Expert Advice

Advice from Patty

Build a balanced plate. Imagine your dinner plate. Now, picture it filled halfway with fruits and vegetables: one quarter of your plate with a starchy vegetable (like corn or peas) or whole grain (like quinoa) and the other quarter with a lean protein (like pork loin, chicken breast, lean beef or tofu)Finally, you can add calcium-rich foods like dairy or dark leafy greens to complete the meal.