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“As a mom of four children (ages 12, 10, 8, and 4), we have a variety of health struggles in our family. While we know the importance of healthy eating, many factors make it a challenge in our daily lives. Rushed mornings while getting everyone to school, fast food options everywhere we go, picky eaters, etc, we seem to always be faced with opportunities to eat unhealthy food–even though we know better! During my consultations with Malina, she truly listened to my health struggles. She respected, validated, and understood our lifestyle. Her knowledge about wellness exceeds any of the latest diet fads or trends as she teaches true lifestyle changes. Malina provided me with valid advice for each member of my family, not just me. She gave tips on how to pack a healthy school lunch, knowledge (and strength) to deal with my picky eaters, and educated me about how to feel full for long stretches of time! Her experience and knowledge are extremely evident. Not only does Malina give solid advice, she also practices what she preaches. Her healthy lifestyle  is apparent to everyone who knows her. She truly is a role model in our community — beautiful inside and out! Working with Malina was life changing.” 

Liz Woods (age 38, mother of 4)

“My family’s nutrition has improved immensely since I started to work with Malina. Her guidance and instruction have given me a newfound hope that I can incorporate healthy foods into my children’s diet. She provided me with easy, nutrient dense recipes that my children have really enjoyed eating. I learned not only how to better feed my family with more nutrient dense food but also not to despair when it comes to introducing new foods to my very picky children. I would highly recommend Malina to my friends and family!”

AO (female, age 35, mother of 3)

“My family’s nutrition has improved immensely since I started to work with Malina. Her guidance and instruction have given me a newfound hope that I can incorporate healthy foods into my children’s diet. She provided me with easy, nutrient dense recipes that my children have really enjoyed eating. I learned not only how to better feed my family with more nutrient dense food but also not to despair when it comes to introducing new foods to my very picky children. I would highly recommend Malina to my friends and family!”

AO (female, age 35, mother of 3)

“I learned from Malina that good nutrition should not be a series of episodic meal plans from which one usually reverts to old habits. Rather, good nutrition is a major lifestyle choice along with exercise and mental outlook. Malina helped us change long established habits to achieve good nutrition, including how to plan meals and grocery shop, where to find tasty, nutrient-dense recipes, new ways to prep food and healthy substitutes for guilty-pleasures. So what have been the benefits? I have lost 45 pounds over two years. I feel better and exercise more. My LDL is significantly lower – my doctor has reduced my Lipitor dosage and will likely take me off it next year. None of this would have been possible without Malina’s guidance.” 

TL (male, age 69, father of 2, finance)

“I was having thyroid issues and my husband was looking for ways to clean up his diet.  Malina recommended a nutritional plan to reduce the amount of processed food, salt and meat, and increase the amount of fruits and vegetables in our diets.  We have both seen an improvement in our overall health.  My headaches have subsided and I was even able to identify some sensitivities to certain foods.  We are so thankful for Malina’s support and encouragement.  I don’t think we would be where we are without her guidance.” 

(MH, female age 38, financial consultant).

“I was having thyroid issues and my husband was looking for ways to clean up his diet.  Malina recommended a nutritional plan to reduce the amount of processed food, salt and meat, and increase the amount of fruits and vegetables in our diets.  We have both seen an improvement in our overall health.  My headaches have subsided and I was even able to identify some sensitivities to certain foods.  We are so thankful for Malina’s support and encouragement.  I don’t think we would be where we are without her guidance.” 

(MH, female age 38, financial consultant).

Malina is smart, thoughtful, and caring in all aspects of the education process. Her suggestions are concrete and actionable for someone on the move who has to make diet decisions at an airport or over a client meal. She has a deep understanding of nutrition which markedly improved my health and lifestyle.

BW (male, age 45, finance)

“Malina takes the time to figure out what’s going to work for you. She takes into account your lifestyle and constraints and still helps you come up with a plan for a healthier more nutritious way of eating and living. The tools and changes she provides are doable and results are achievable. For me it was learning the right foods to choose when on the go and in a rush that would keep me from derailing my weight loss goals, and at the same time also learning how to incorporate meal prep into my schedule so that I could serve healthy delicious meals to my entire family.” 

JE (male, age 50, father of 4, portfolio manager)

Malina was great — caring, supportive and able to educate and enlighten without being judgmental. She invests a lot in her clients and you can tell she really wants you to succeed. Best of all she took something that can feel like a chore and made it light and fun and enjoyable.” 

JM (male, age 41, father, attorney)

“Last year as I was looking to hire a Registered Dietitian to help teach our pediatric health curriculum within the Stamford, CT school district, Malina was a natural first-choice. She has since been a huge asset to our team and the kids she teaches thanks to her natural energy and enthusiasm and ability to relate well with both kids and adults. Malina’s ease and comfort with public speaking and her ability to connect with others in the audience are evident in her teaching. I highly recommend her!” 

Ilaria St. Florian, Manager, KIDS’ Fitness and Nutrition Services, Stamford Hospital

“Last year as I was looking to hire a Registered Dietitian to help teach our pediatric health curriculum within the Stamford, CT school district, Malina was a natural first-choice. She has since been a huge asset to our team and the kids she teaches thanks to her natural energy and enthusiasm and ability to relate well with both kids and adults. Malina’s ease and comfort with public speaking and her ability to connect with others in the audience are evident in her teaching. I highly recommend her!” 

Ilaria St. Florian, Manager, KIDS’ Fitness and Nutrition Services, Stamford Hospital

“I started working with Malina seriously in September, 2016. I’m 69 and had been diagnosed with Lymphoma and treated with two infused immuno-drugs for two years. The disease and treatment had led to a 20 lb weight gain even though I was exercising. I was fatigued and aching everywhere, and thought I was never going to feel good again. Malina taught me how to improve my health through a nutrient dense diet. Her encouragement and guidance kept me going. This guidance included recipes (ways to still have tasty meals that were radically different from what we were used to) as well as practical guidance on how to make nutrient dense foods a part of everyday life. When you’ve been ill and begin to feel resoundingly better, your energy returns in a way you thought impossible. There is no way to go back to eating the way I used to. I lost 20 pounds within 4 months and have kept it off. I’m almost never hungry. But more importantly, my energy is back to where it was twenty years ago.” 

CL (female, age 69, mother of 2, writer)

“I started working with Malina seriously in September, 2016. I’m 69 and had been diagnosed with Lymphoma and treated with two infused immuno-drugs for two years. The disease and treatment had led to a 20 lb weight gain even though I was exercising. I was fatigued and aching everywhere, and thought I was never going to feel good again. Malina taught me how to improve my health through a nutrient dense diet. Her encouragement and guidance kept me going. This guidance included recipes (ways to still have tasty meals that were radically different from what we were used to) as well as practical guidance on how to make nutrient dense foods a part of everyday life. When you’ve been ill and begin to feel resoundingly better, your energy returns in a way you thought impossible. There is no way to go back to eating the way I used to. I lost 20 pounds within 4 months and have kept it off. I’m almost never hungry. But more importantly, my energy is back to where it was twenty years ago.” 

CL (female, age 69, mother of 2, writer)

“Malina’s boundless patience, sensitivity, and caring nature built tremendous trust in the relationships of the Veterans she served as an out-patient weight-loss Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist at VA. Whether counseling her patients in a clinic setting 1:1, or in front of an audience of Veterans, physicians, fellow clinical dietitians or dietetic interns, Malina had the ability communicate information and ideas with originality and creativity yet clarity for the audience she was engaging. All RDN’s should possess the strong nutrition knowledge base required to practice – but not all have that keen ability to translate the complex world of food and science for disease prevention and/or medical nutrition therapy  for the lay person – in this area Malina stands out as a gifted nutrition counselor.” 

Jean Curran-Leitch, MS, RDN, Dietetic Internship Director, Nutrition and Hospitality Center, James J. Peters Bronx VA Medical Center

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