Mary C Friesz, PhD, RD, CDCES Nutrition & Wellness Consultant
Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist
Mary C Friesz is a Nutrition & Wellness Consultant (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 PhD in Health Behavioral Psychology from Northcentral University. 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 and a Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist, with a great expertise in diabetes mellitus & its management in people of all ages. 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 continues to offer insightful guidance, clear explanations & practical solutions to get EVERY family on the road to good health - & is available at Food, Fun n' Fitness. Dr. Mary is considered a top-notch expert in the areas of weight management, eating disorders, diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular health & 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. Dr. Mary developed a strong interest in the area of pediatric and adolescent nutrition & wellness once becoming a mom. Her book - Food, Fun n' Fitness: Designing Healthy Lifestyles for Our Children - & many of her writings are the fruits of this interest. Dr. Mary is currently working on a new updated & expanded version of Food, Fun & Fitness, which will be available in the upcoming months. On a more personal note, Dr. Mary has successfully maintained a 40 pound weight loss for over 30 years. 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! Call Dr. Mary at 954-296-6300 - you'll be very happy you did! Accomplishments 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 in Medical Nutrition Therapy and Diabetes Education. She was also an Adjunct Professor for Palm Beach State College, University of Phoenix & Axia College for over 10 years. Dr. Mary now lives in New Jersey, where she continues to be a provider for a number of health insurance companies. She is the former Nutrition Consultant of the highly acclaimed Wyndham-Bonaventure Resort & Spa in Weston, Florida. Using her experience in developing spa cuisine, as well as her personal interest in the culinary arts, Dr. Mary has assisted many fine restaurants in creating delicious, heart healthy delicacies. Dr. Mary's expertise is often called upon to develop & deliver health-related presentations to professionals & laypersons. She served on the Childhood Obesity Task Force for Broward County Florida Schools, was a Professional Advisory Panel Spokesperson for South Florida Parenting, & a Member of the National Parent-Teacher's Association.
A former Nutrition Consultant for the Broward County Sheriff's Office & a continuing education provider for the Criminal Justice Institute in Broward County, Florida, Dr. Mary continues to develop, evaluate & review continuing education curriculum & other professional literature for such prestigious organizations as for the American Dietetic Association (ADA), the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF), the National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT), Care2Learn.com, Nutrition Dimensions & numerous independent developers within the health and fitness industry.
Programs Developed (partial listing - new programs developed regularly) Dr. Mary is a highly motivated, entertaining speaker with years of experience, for both professional & public audiences. She has been featured on numerous television & radio shows & quoted in a variety of print media. Here's just a small sample of the programs she has developed: Food, Fun, & Fitness - a 10 week nutrition & exercise education program, geared towards grammar school & junior high school audiences, which she developed under the auspices of the Columbia University School of Public Health Nutrition & Wellness in Law Enforcement (Public Safety) - an all day wellness seminar, developed specifically for the law enforcement officers of Broward County, Florida Natural Weight Loss for a Healthful Lifestyle - a 10 week weight loss program geared towards the adoption of a healthful lifestyle Diabetes Mellitus for the Newly Diagnosed - an 8 week program covering all aspects of diabetes mellitus management Wellness Series - a 5 week culinary lecture series, developed & presented in conjunction with the Culinary Institute of Florida, (includes limited simple sugar desserts) Eating Disorders: Prevention, diagnosis & treatment - a graduate level seminar developed for graduate students of Exercise Physiology at Columbia University's Teachers College Nutrition for Dimwits - a basic wellness series encompassing nutrition, exercise & mental well-being Basic Nutrition for Children - an informative, yet practical seminar presented to numerous organizations in South Florida as a public service Dietary Management for Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder - a lecture developed for & presented to the Foster Home Agency of Broward County, Florida Are You at Risk for Certain Cancers? - presented to an audience of government employees in Broward County, Florida, under the auspices of HIP Health Plan of Florida Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle - an informative, yet practical overview of the principles of nutrition for health presented to numerous audiences throughout South Florida Celebrating the Holidays While Keeping Fit - an effective hands-on presentation emphasizing the importance of keeping nutritionally, physically & emotionally healthy throughout the holiday season - with an added culinary component transforming "favorite" holiday recipes into heart healthy treasures LUNCH & LEARN Series - Lunch hour presentations, conducted in conjunction with corporate wellness programs, for many companies throughout South Florida - Topics focused on all aspects of nutrition, exercise & mental wellness
Contact Dr. Mary Mary@Designs4Health.com 954-296-6300