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Spotlight: Meet our New Dietitian Denise Garofalo RD,LDN





Denise Garofalo, RD/N, Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist has been actively involved in her profession of Nutrition and Dietetics since 1976. Denise was Director of Nutrition at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Psychiatric Division, where she acquired skills and knowledge for the complex treatment of eating disorders. Simultaneously, Denise pioneered the concept of Nutritionists in private practice in Westchester County, NY. As an expert in food and nutrition, Denise entertained many a crowd with her public speaking engagements and food demonstrations and ran her own health and nutrition series on cable TV. Denise’s extensive counseling experience spans the life cycle. Working with all age groups from nutrition in pregnancy to geriatric nutrition in health and disease, Denise offers a common sense approach to healthy eating and modifying eating behaviors. As a steward for the UConn Clean Waters program and avid organic vegetable gardener, Denise influenced many to protect precious land for agriculture and water for drinking. Denise prides herself in excellent home cooking and can whip up a recipe that’s best for you. Currently, Denise represents nutrition as a team member at the Medstar Washington Hospital Center Transplant Institute.

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