"I have known Dr. Mary professionally for almost 20 years. I have always found her to be diligent, principled, forthright yet realistic in her work and her life. Her knowledge and compassionate nature have enabled her to help many people, both young and old, make the transition to a lifetime of improved health. I congratulate her as a colleague and a friend. I’m soooo proud of her!"
Cynthia K Swan, MEd, ATC, CEES, LMT Director of Community Health, Education & Fitness Waldo County General Hospital – Belfast, Maine
"Dr. Mary - FitMommies.com has launched! We'd like to thank you for your contribution in getting the site going and looking so great! We love your articles and think they're going to be a big hit! We really appreciate your enthusiasm for this project. We realize that it could not have happened without your efforts and continued support. THANKS!"
Jennifer Love and Niamh McDougal Co-owners of FitMommies.com
"Years ago I decided I needed to change my eating habits to live a healthier life. Today I consider myself lucky to have met Dr. Mary. Throughout this process, she has been a valuable resource. She explains important issues in a clear manner and makes sound recommendations for changes specific to my concerns. Moreover, she lives what she teaches. I truly believe anyone will benefit from her counsel. I am glad she has finally written a book so many more can benefit from her knowledge."
JoEllen Thomas New York, New York
"Dr. Mary is a very personable, outgoing and considerate individual. She has developed a wonderful rapport with her referral base of medical doctors, as well as her clients. She is a caring individual, devoted to her field, mainly for the benefit of others.
Dr. Mary goes above and beyond the call of duty to assure her patients understand the appropriate measures necessary to attain good health. Her personality is reflective of her commitment to health and wellness. The atmosphere she creates is one of comfort and understanding, encouraging her patients to take an active role in their well-being. I cannot speak highly enough about her."
Gerri Fernald, LPN Coconut Creek, Florida
"Dr. Mary has been providing nutrition counseling and diabetic teaching to my patients for several years. I have always found her to be thorough, knowledgeable, professional and hard-working. Each of my patients have benefited from her programs, both in understanding and in implementing them, thus making my job easier. Dr. Mary Friesz is an asset to healthcare. I highly recommend her!"
Judith Duga, MD Coral Springs, Florida
"Dr. Mary has been seeing my patients for many years. Her expertise has been invaluable in the management of such varied conditions as diabetes, obesity and hyperlipidemia. She is warm and caring and has a wonderful rapport with her patients. She has been successful in motivating even some of my most challenging patients."
Laura Peralta, DO Weston, Florida
"Mary was so helpful in explaining vegetarian nutrition to me. In an attempt at trying to follow a strict vegetarian diet, I was starting to gain weight and felt very tired. Dr. Mary explained that I was overloading on carbohydrates and not getting all of the nutrients that I needed. She worked with me to design a nutritious vegan diet, completely free of animal-derived foods, which has a healthy balance of protein, carbohydrates and fats - and I've never felt better!! Thank you!!"
Michele Fraley Redwood City, California
"Food, Fun n’ Fitness is a comprehensive, "parent friendly" guide to teaching children good eating habits, the value of nutrition, and the incorporation of fitness into daily life as a basic family value…
Food, Fun n’ Fitness is a solid and highly recommended compendium of advice and wellness-conscious wisdom, and an appropriate instructional reference for families of all backgrounds and socio/economic levels."
Susan Bethany, Reviewer October 2002 – The Midwest Book Review
"Mary – Congratulations!! You did a great job! I love your illustration in making this an easy book for the eye to pick up. There were SO many things you wrote that I felt in absolute agreement. I wish you great success and won’t hesitate recommending it! Good luck!"
Natalie Sarkanich, MD Pediatrician – Watchung, New Jersey
"I recently received a copy of your wonderful book. The information was eye-opening. How I wish I had known all of this years ago!"
Dale Crames Upper Saddle River, NJ
"Dr. Mary offers a common-sense approach to enhancing our children's health. Her expertise as a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist - and MOM - is invaluable. Her varied background provides the reader with a complete picture of our children's nutritional, and physical needs.
Dr. Mary presents the challenges of today's world in providing for our children's health. Her solutions are practical, sensitive, and medically sound. I truly recommend this book for every family!"
"This book is highly recommended for all of those looking for a sensible and practical approach to healthy living. It promotes a lifestyle that both adults and children can incorporate into their daily lives."
Beth Motkin Kava, MD Pediatric Endocrinologist - South Florida
"I just received your beautiful book. It's a wonderful accomplishment! It is so well written and easy to read - so positive and makes good nutrition seem fun!"
Frances M Berg, President Healthy Weight Network
"Mary! Congratulations! It was great!!!! I showed my director and she loved it! It is your dream come true!!! We will definitely use it for our teachers in the future!"
Patricia English, Health Curriculum Specialist Broward County School Board
"Dear Dr Friesz - Congratulations! Your book 'Food, Fun n' Fitness' won 1st runner up in the Royal Palm Book Awards Published Self-Help category! Well done!"
Vicki Taylor, President Florida Writers Association, Inc.
"Mary I am excited for you, as I can see this is truly a labor of love. You have invested significant time in the drafting and research of this wonderful document. Everything you say is valuable and interesting. I look forward to promoting this much-needed resource within my own circles. Great work! I so admire your accomplishment."
Jennifer L Jones, President of Jones Consulting "Solutions for Public and Private Schools"