Episode 1 Guest – Allison Marco RD

Episode 1 Guest – Allison Marco RD

Episode 1 – The Great Supplement Debate

Hangout On Air Broadcast May 5, 2015

 

About Allison Marco:

ALLISON MARCO, MS, RD, LDN
2939 Van Ness St, NW, Apt. W330
Washington, DC 20008
(631) 513-0252 Ammarco18@gmail.com

Registered Dietitian certified in Intuitive Eating and licensed to practice in Washington, DC and Maryland.

EXPERIENCE
Georgetown University Dining Services/ARAMARK – Registered Dietitian, Washington, DC February 2013-Present
• Provide support and nutrition counseling to students, faculty and staff with special dietary needs,
food allergies or for those who want to improve or maintain their overall health
• Oversee nutrition and allergen information of recipes posted throughout the dining hall
• Plan and conduct employee trainings on special dietary needs, food allergies, portion control and food safety
• Manage a variety of virtual nutrition tools for dining services including the online menu, Facebook page,
nutrition blog and smart phone menu app
• Plan and implement events and promotions in the dining hall including Meatless Monday, Food Day,
National Nutrition Month, Vegetarian and Vegan Awareness Months and more.
NuWeights Nutrition and Personal Training- Dietitian, McLean, Virginia January 2012-February 2013
• Provided outpatient Medical Nutrition Therapy for patients with various conditions including diabetes,
hypertension, high cholesterol, food allergies, IBS, gluten intolerance, eating disorders and sleep apnea
• Counseled and evaluated clients undergoing Bariatric Surgery
• Administered ALCAT food allergy test and assisted patients in following recommended rotation diet based
on food intolerances and sensitivities
• Determined nutrient needs through Spectracell Micronutrient Testing and recommended proper
supplementation based on any nutrient deficiencies
American University Health Promotion Department – Graduate Assistant, Washington, DC August 2010-March 2012
• Advised undergraduate students in Health Promotion major
• Collected and analyzed data for health-related research projects                                                                 • Managed funds within given budget to plan and implement community service and social events for graduate program

Pennsylvania State University – Dietetic Intern, Hershey, Pennsylvania August 2009-June 2010
Acquired Registered Dietitian credentials upon completion of internship
• Clinical rotation: Hershey Medical Center
Assessed patients and provided nutrition therapy to those at high risk for malnutrition
Provided nutrition therapy for patients with diabetes, cancer, renal disease, celiac & CVD
• Management/Foodservice Rotation: Masonic Villages Retirement Community
Organized and implemented themed meal in employee cafeteria
Served as employee and supervisor in commissary and resident dining facilities
Provided inservice presentations to staff in dining facilities
• Community Rotation: Women, Infants and Children
Counseled low-income families on healthy eating, infant nutrition, and infant care
• Research Rotation: Hershey Foods and Hershey Medical Center

Completed IRB training and performed analysis on quality improvement study in hospital
Developed a research proposal testing the effects of coconut on cardiovascular health
• Enrichment Rotation: Tara Gidus Nutrition Counseling, Orlando, Florida
Created health articles, blogs and a business plan for publishing a Nutrition book
Syracuse University Dietitian – Volunteer, Syracuse, NY January 2007-June 2009
• Supervised and assisted in on-campus cooking classes
• Developed materials including handouts, posters and video displays to highlight health information in
University dining halls
• Created healthy meal options for on-campus dining facilities
Pritikin Longevity Center – Intern, Aventura, FL Summer 2008 • Designed and helped run activities for Children’s Program including nutrition jeopardy and healthy mall
dining
• Re-designed grocery shopping list to include low sodium, low fat and high fiber options to assist clients in
choosing healthful items

ACTIVITIES/CERTIFICATIONS
Presentation at Syracuse University: “Using Technology and Social Media to Leverage Your Career in Dietetics” January 2014
Intuitive Eating Certification June 2013
Thesis Presentation at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Conference October 2012
Nutritionist for Bright Beginnings Inc, Washington, DC August ’12-Present
Thesis Presentation at Partnership for a Healthier American Summit November 2011
Work/Study at The Yoga Fusion Studio, Bethesda, MD Sept-Dec. 2011
Member of DC Metro Dietetic Association April ‘11-Present
• Potomac Post Editor Aug ’14 – Present
Volunteer at American Journal of Health Promotion Conference March 2011
American University Graduate Student Council Fall ‘10-Fall ‘11
Member of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2007-Present
Member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority 2006-2009
Vice President Panhellenic 2007
MEDIA
“Healthiest and Worst Dishes at Cava Mezze” Interviewed for Washingtonian.com February 2013
“The Healthiest and Worst Dishes at Nando’s Peri-Peri” Interviewed for Washingtonian.com November 2012
“The Healthiest and Worst Bowls at ShopHouse” Interviewed for Washingtonian.com June 2012
“The Best and Worst Dishes to Eat at Roti Mediterranean Grill” Interviewed for Washingtonian.com February 2012
“3-day Cardiac Diet for a Heart Patient” written for LIVESTRONG.COM September 2011
“The Rainbow Diet Meal Plan” written for LIVESTRONG.COM August 2011

AWARDS AND HONORS
Graduate Student Merit Award Recipient for American University Fall 2010
Chancellor’s Award for Diabetes Camp from Syracuse University Fall 2007
Syracuse University Dean’s List Fall’06, Fall ’07, Fall’08

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