Danielle Gengo RD, LDN

Hi I’m Danielle!  I am so excited to be a part of this journey with you…..here’s a little bit about me.

I knew very early on in my life that I wanted to have a career helping people.  While in high school, I discovered a love and passion for health and nutrition which was then solidified as I explored my options in college.  The complexity of the human body and how it is affected by nutrition fascinates me. I can hardly believe it, but here I am today with over fifteen years of experience under my belt and still loving every minute of it.

My career began in a local hospital in the suburbs of Chicago working as a clinical dietitian.  It was an ideal place to gain valuable skills through teaching group lessons, providing one-on-one counseling, leading bariatric surgery support groups, and working extensively with other health professionals to determine the best medical care for my patients.  Working with these fragile patients to help them regain strength and vitality was extremely gratifying. However, through this experience, I realized my true passion is to help prevent health issues from occurring in the first place. This discovery is what led me to this new partnership with Liz.  We want to use our background and training to enable our clients to proactively live happier, healthier lives.

My philosophy is that food should be fun and delicious but also nutritious.  I could very easily teach you how to count calories but where is the fun in that?  I prefer to focus on helping you make small changes that lead to big results all while learning to enjoy and have fun with wholesome foods and awesome recipes.  As a dietitian, I always remind my clients to keep in mind that this journey is not a sprint, it is a marathon, and if we want to make it happen, we have to be consistent and patient together.  It may take time to see the changes you’re looking for but, I can assure you, it is possible! I look forward to meeting you!