Dr. Mary C Friesz is a Nutrition & Wellness Consultant (a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist), professional speaker & published author with a Master of Science degree in both Nutrition & Exercise Physiology, from Columbia University. In addition, she has a Doctorate (PhD) degree in Health Behavioral Psychology from Northcentral University (she is not a licensed psychologist).
Dr. Mary is thoroughly trained in all areas of Nutrition & Wellness, with over 25 years of experience in the health & fitness industry. She is a Certified Exercise Instructor & a Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist, with a great expertise in diabetes mellitus & its management in people of all ages.
Dr. Mary was in private practice in South Florida for over 20 years, where she earned the respect of the medical community as an authority of Medical Nutrition Therapy & Diabetes Education. She was also an Adjunct Professor of the Health Sciences for Palm Beach State College, the University of Phoenix & Axia College for over 10 years. Dr. Mary has moved her practice to New Jersey, close to her family, & continues to be an authority in Medical Nutrition Therapy & Diabetes Education.
Dr. Mary specializes in developing healthy lifestyles for both children & adults. Her book - Food, Fun n' Fitness: Designing Healthy Lifestyles for Our Children - is a comprehensive & informative reference emphasizing the importance of healthy lifestyle habits as the foundation for healthy children & healthy adults. From nutrition & fitness basics to overcoming the media & cultural pressures that breed low self-esteem & unhealthy habits, Food, Fun n' Fitness: Designing Healthy Lifestyles for Our Children offers insightful guidance, clear explanations & practical solutions to get EVERY family on the road to good health. Food, Fun n' Fitness: Designing Healthy Lifestyles for Our Children is available at Food, Fun n' Fitness & can be ordered in bookstores nationwide.
Dr. Mary is considered a top-notch expert in the areas of weight management, diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular health, eating disorders & sports nutrition. However, with her strong & extensive background in health care, she is capable of helping everyone adopt a healthy way of life.
Dr. Mary keeps a very busy but rewarding schedule with the help of her son, Alexander & her 3 rescue dogs (Boots, Isabella & Daisy Lou). Dr. Mary developed a strong interest in the area of pediatric and adolescent nutrition & wellness once she became a mom. Her book - Food, Fun n' Fitness: Designing HealthyLifestyles for Our Children - & many of her more recent writings are the fruits of this interest. Dr. Mary is currently working on an updated & expanded version of Food, Fun & Fitness, which will be available in 2022.
On a more personal note, Dr. Mary has successfully maintained a 40 pound weight loss for over 30 years. With her Italian & Hungarian background, she realizes food means more than simple nourishment to many individuals. She knows the secrets to adopting a healthy lifestyle & will help you achieve your goals every step of the way.
Prevention is the Key! Don't jeopardize your health & well-being by putting it off! Get started on the right foot, right now!