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Debbie Richardson

Debbie Richardson, MA, RD, CEDRD is the owner of Optimal Nutrition, LLC. She earned her degree in nutrition from Arizona State University and completed her internship for dietetics with the University of Northern Colorado. Her experience includes nutrition counseling in health and wellness, expertise in working with children and adults with eating disorders, and a variety of health issues including obesity, weight management, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, high blood pressure and osteoporosis. She also designs and facilitates nutrition education classes for adults and children in both corporate, community and college settings, conducts menu and recipe analysis, provides nutrition assessment and consultation in long-term care facilities, and provides dietetic consultation to pharmaceutical research companies testing the effects of weight loss, diabetes and other nutrition/health related drugs. Debbie is also a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals and has written numerous nutrition and health related articles for various publications as well as presented at a variety of nutrition and eating disorder conferences on a wide range of topics. Debbie uses her passion for nutrition, education and the joy of eating good quality food to provide evidenced-based, practical information and recommendations to those seeking balance and optimal health in their life.

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Deborah Richardson
Deborah A. Richardson, MA, RD