Marci Serota studied Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, and completed her dietetic internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. Marci is a member of the Obesity Medicine Association.
She became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in 1999. Marci worked as a clinical dietitian in the hospital setting for over 6 years and spent 3 years in private practice where she was fortunate to learn about and practice nutrition intervention for clients with food addiction.
After taking some time off to care for her children, one of whom was diagnosed with a brain tumor at the age of 3, Marci became a Certified Yoga Teacher. She developed an interest in Ayruveda, the sister science of Yoga, which is an ancient, holistic healing system that addresses the underlying causes of disease: the way that we live and what we put into our bodies. Through working with an amazingly gifted Ayruveda practitioner, Marci learned about using food as medicine.
Marci has integrated this holistic perspective as well as her experience in treating food addiction and diabetes into her nutritional approach to hypothalamic obesity and childhood obesity. Marci’s experience as both a registered dietitian nutritionist and as parent to a child with hypothalamic obesity puts her in a unique position to help others who are dealing with this extremely difficult condition. Marci proudly serves on the board of the Raymond A. Wood Foundation.
What People Are Saying About Marci Serota, RDN
Marci has been one of the most helpful, knowledgeable and supportive people in our fight to get Jesse treatment, proper treatment. Prior to finding Marci and her book, Hungry for Solutions, we felt alone and adrift in the ocean. We watched Jesse gain 130 pounds in a year and a half we watched his energy levels drop, his sleep deteriorate and his attitude toward lift spiral downward. Marci provided us with knowledge on what a proper diet looks like for a person with H.O., slowing if not halting his weight gain. But her help didn’t stop there. She was a wealth of knowledge when it came to the proper questions to ask the doctors, tests to ask for, and finding additional resources for treatment. Marci advocated for Jesse’s use of Oxytocin and Naltrexone. Marci has been a god send. Thank you Marci. -Erin Jubb and Kenn Schafer, Canada
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