bio-diana-cullum-duganSince 2007, as a greater Boston dietitian, I’ve offered private nutrition counseling and yoga consulting to people just like you.

My private practice in Watertown, MA follows on the heels of over 8 years experience at Boston Medical Center as the clinic manager of the Nutrition and Weight Management Center. There, I coordinated multiple clinical obesity nutrition trials and treated hundreds of patients for:

  • weight management
  • digestive health
  • disordered eating & compulsive over eating
  • diabetes
  • heart disease
  • vegetarian and other specialty diets

A highlight at the same institution was as co-investigator for a ‘Yoga for Low Back Pain’ study, as developer of the yoga protocol, teaching sequence, and an audio CD and detailed visual guide for participants to use at home, along with leading a 12-week class series to an underserved population in Boston. From 2002 to 2013, I played an integral part of a superb health team in developing and sustaining a web-based nutrition and exercise intervention program (www.DASHforHealth.com), which is offered as a retail site and to employers as a corporate wellness program.

For over seven years, I volunteered with the Vegetarian Nutrition Evidence Analysis Library (EAL) for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association), a website that offers assistance to dietitians with questions about vegetarian and vegan clients. The finale for the EAL project was co-authoring a Vegetarian Nutrition Toolkit for other dietitians to use with their own vegetarian clients that is now published. Following that was a 2-year stint as Secretary with the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group and now a 3-year volunteer service as RD Resources Coordinator (providing expertly written vegetarian nutrition information to RDNs and consumers alike).

Prior to BMC, I developed corporate wellness packages for health insurance companies and self-insured corporations, including my own non-profit hospital.

My current Boston-based practice integrates extensive training in the Internal Family Systems counseling method, motivational interviewing, and yoga therapy. I forever remain a student and consistently enhance my own exercise program and creative cooking. Professional affiliations include the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Massachusetts Dietetics Association, and professional membership with the Multi-Service Eating Disorder Association (MEDA). It was a pleasure to be the nutritionist for The Overnight Diet published April 2013. As a consultant for Good Measures, I recommend this dietitian-developed nutrition teaching platform for tracking your food intake, educating yourself on foods that let you feel your best, and learning where to find those nutrients.

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