What does my credentials mean?
It means I spent way too much time and money in school, so I can legally tell you what to eat! Tara received her bachelor’s degree in dietetics from San Francisco State University. She completed her dietetic internship at James J Peters VA Medical Center and Master's of Science in Clinical Nutrition from New York University. Tara is well-versed when it comes to helping people tackle food; from working with lower socioeconomic Veterans in the Bronx to Manhattanites at Weill Cornell’s IBD Center.
I love literally everything about food - from the history, to the culture, and especially nutrition! My dad was a 'foodie' before it was considered popular and he made sure it was a focal point in all of my childhood memories. I was gnawing on chicken feet (actually a delicious dim sum dish) and went to my first Michelin starred restaurant all before the age of five. I knew I wanted to do something in the science realm (likely this stems from being the daughter of a Chinese mom and Jewish dad), and having a career in dietetics seemed to be the perfect way to blend the two together.
Tara's Affiliations Include
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Greater New York Dietetic Association
Chinese Americans in Nutrition and Dietetics (2015 award winner)
Nutrition Entrepreneurs DPG (2016 award winner, current PR/Marketing Coordinator)
Weight Management DPG