Aside from my love of food, cooking, coffee and wine, I am happiest when I’m outdoors with my husband, 3 sons and 2 dogs. I love the mountains, especially the beautiful Sierra Nevada of California. In the summer, you can find me there hiking and backpacking and downhill skiing in the winter. Growing up, I was a ballet dancer but retired my point shoes when I discovered my passion for running. I competed in cross-country and track in high school and at the NCAA Division III collegiate level. I have raced every distance from the 5k to 100 miles and am a 14-time Boston Marathon Qualifier.
wHY WORK WITH A rEGISTERED dIETITIAN nUTRITIONIST (RDN)?
It all comes down to education and experience. RDNs are uniquely qualified to translate the science of nutrition into the right eating plan to help you reach your health or performance goals. RDNs can cut through all the “nutrition noise” in our culture and media and provide sound, evidence-based guidance, as well as help motivate you in making lifelong changes.
Anyone can call themselves a Nutritionist, but the title Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) is legally reserved for those who have completed the rigorous academic and practical training established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics and fulfill continuing education requirements set forth by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (more than half of RD/RDNs have completed a Master’s degree) in an accredited nutrition-related area of study
complete an extensive supervised practice of at least 1200 hours including rotations in clinical dietetics and community/public health nutrition
pass a comprehensive, national registration exam
complete a minimum of 75 hours of continuing education every 5 years
uphold the Code of Ethics established by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and the Commission on Dietetic Registration, which guides dietetic practice
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Commission on Dietetic Registration, 2004
B.A. Scripps College, Claremont, CA, 1999
Dietetic Supervised Practice, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2003-2004
M.S. Nutritional Sciences, California State University, Los Angeles, 2004
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
California Dietetic Association
Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association
Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group
Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group
Nicole Giumarra is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Bakersfield, California. She holds a Bachelors of Arts from Scripps College in Claremont, California and a Masters of Science in Nutritional Sciences from California State University, Los Angeles. After completing her Dietetic Supervised Practice at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, she went on to work as a clinical dietitian in both the acute care and long-term care settings, providing medical nutrition therapy to patients with wide range of health conditions. Currently, she sees private clients for medical nutrition therapy, 1:1 nutrition counseling and sports nutrition coaching, guiding individuals toward improved health through balanced nutrition and lifestyle choices. Nicole is also a certified Pilates Instructor and an avid runner, having competed in distances from 5k to 100 miles and is a 14-time Boston Marathon Qualifier.