Michaela grew up in northern New Jersey, where she completed her bachelor’s degree and dietetic internship. She believes that everyone has a unique path toward wellness along with individualized nutrition goals and needs. She loves to share her passion for disease prevention, treatment and all-encompassing approach with her patients. She has particular expertise in adult weight management and bariatrics, prenatal care and pediatrics. Her pediatric experience ranges from one-on-one nutrition counseling to teaching kids in a large group setting. She uses clear age-based explanations and truly empowers her patients to make changes that are attainable, fun and evidence-based. Whether Michaela is counseling a child, mother-to-be or other adult, she believes that the first step to a healthier lifestyle is to develop a more positive relationship with food. In her free time, she enjoys long-distance trail running, exploring nature with friends, trying new foods and growing fresh produce in her own backyard.