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Nathalie Asmar Yaghi, M.S, LD

Dietitian and Nutrition Consultant

As a Licensed Clinical Dietitian and Nutrition Consultant with over 20 years of experience in the field of Therapeutic Nutrition Management , and Education, I currently work in private practice in Lebanon.

I am a strong believer that

changing one’s eating behavior is a must in the achievement of the well being of individuals

"A holistic realistic approach to dieting. Healthy eating is not only knowing what food you have to eat to be healthy , but also learn to enjoy the right food for you, not just for a while, but for a life time. "

I am a strong believer that changing one's eating behavior is a must in the achievement of the well being of individuals: Because of my long clinical experience with patients and my work as university educator, I developed my own unique dietetic skills applying it in my clinical work helping people change their eating behavior, and teaching them how to eat right. I have a holistic realistic approach with my clients.

“We are westernizing our food but we still have our own Mediterranean habits”

"As a dedicated educator, i strongly believe not only in my role as an university educator teaching dietitians but to a higher extent in educating patients and communities to achieve health thru disseminating the right nutrition information and dietetic skills".

Being a Community Nutritionist, I developed different nutritional education tools targeting groups like pregnant women, school children, athletes, ... I was part of the founding comity of the Youth Clinic ( Clinique des Jeunes) at the "Université Saint Joseph", working closely with Teenagers and young adults , and was member of the editorial board of the website www.link out.

I collaborated with the United Nations Population Fund, Youth Friendly Services in developing activities with regard to Healthy Nutrition and Eating Disorders for teens as well as with the ministry of health on several awareness and nutrition education campaigns like prevention of hypertension and diabetes and has been solicited by several medical, and dietetic professional associations as well as NGO, and schools to lecture on specialized topics such as child obesity treatment and prevention, and eating disorders, bulimia…

Currently, i strive for sharing my knowledge and expertise as a lecturer and instructor in USJ, and as training coordinator at the department of nutrition and dietetics at the faculty of pharmacy and as a student research advisor.

I am member of the examination comity for the dietetic profession for the colloquium exam in the Ministry of Education.

TV and other medias allow me to disseminate scientific theoretical nutrition information into practical dietetic tips, adapted to Lebanese and middle eastern way of life. ( radio Monte Carlo ) With a scientific Background on nutritional diseases, long years of experience in clinical work and and the love of cooking, I am very passionate about my work, and love to share my passion to nutrition with my viewers while hosting a TV show "Balance" on MTV Lebanon since 2009. (www.mtv.com.lb)

"Every person needs a tailor-made diet that fits only to his/ her needs and expectations. every person is special, and for every stage in life should be a diet plan adapted to that stage." from hospital to private clinical work.

After obtaining my Master degree in Nutrition from the American University of Beirut, in addition to working in private practice, I worked as a clinical dietitian, at the Hotel-Dieu de France (HDF) hospital for more than 10 years where i developed skills in Pediatric Nutrition and was responsible of the Pediatric floor during my work in HDF hospital .

I also worked in close collaboration with the medical staff in treating patients with cancer, renal and gastrointestinal diseases. I perfected my skills through a professional training in France, and collaborated with European society for renal pediatrics in the elaboration of guidelines for the nutritional management of children with chronic renal failure renal where she worked with renowned doctors in this field.