Latina Dietitian Specializing in PCOS
Evidence-Based Nutrition with a Side of Culture and Community
At Nutrition con Sabor, we are dedicated to pushing the field of nutrition forward to not only be inclusive and accepting of Latin American heritage foods, but to asking ourselves what we can learn from Latino food culture.
For too long, nutrition has looked at cultural foods as a problem to solve, instead of respecting the unique nutrition benefits they have to offer.
Our mission is to promote respectful, inclusive nutrition for Latin American cultural foods.
As a Registered Dietitian, I communicate the best evidence-based nutrition information in a way that makes sense for you and your life.
My professional training includes a Masters degree in Public Health Nutrition, 1200-hour supervised practice, and a national exam. Additionally, all dietitians must complete 75 hours of continuing education every 5 years.
This training allows me to interpret nutrition research and effectively communicate it to the public.
All facts are sourced from peer-reviewed scientific research or reliable sources like the USDA, and citations are included.
Professional and personal experience may occasionally be included, as relevant. All instances are clearly stated as such.
Any sponsored content is marked as such and does not affect accuracy of information presented.
Blog posts may occasionally be written by dietetic interns completing their 1200-hour supervised practice. All posts are clearly denoted as such in the author section. All posts written by interns follow the same citation criteria, and are thoroughly reviewed by Krista Linares, MPH, RD for factual accuracy and tone.
Training and Qualifications
Master of Public Health in Nutrition with Coordinated 1200-hour Dietetic Internship
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bachelor of Arts – Economics and Spanish
Languages: English, Spanish
Private practice and corporate wellness since 2019
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:
- Latinos and Hispanics in Dietetics and Nutrition
- Women’s Health Dietetic Practice Group
- Diversify Dietetics Annual Conference
- Nutrition Diversity Conference
- Texas WIC staff training
- Delaware WIC staff training
- Free From Magazine
- Hip Latina
I had just been diagnosed with PCOS and numerous food allergies. I was confused about what I should eat and spent months trying to navigate the world of nutrition and wellness online.
The first time I went to visit my family after these diagnoses, I burst into tears at dinner. My new “healthy” eating plan meant I felt I couldn’t eat the traditional Latin foods I had grown up enjoying. I felt so isolated.
I realized this didn’t need to be the case; the nutrition resources out there were just not meant for me. They had lead me to believe that there was only one way of eating healthfully, and there was little space for cultural differences in that model of health.
So I went back to school to become a Registered Dietitian! My goal as a dietitian is to help Latinos navigate their health while maintaining their ties to their culture and families, with a special emphasis on PCOS management. Together we can incorporate your favorite heritage foods into an overall healthy eating pattern.