Deirdre Paulson MS, RDN, CDE, CLT is a nutrition expert based in Southern California. Deirdre's approach to care is to address the whole person not just the diagnosis. As an experienced nutrition expert, she has worked for the past 15 years helping individuals improve their lives and maintain their health with nutrition therapy, positive mindsets, and fitness.
Before beginning her private practice, Deirdre worked extensively in the hospital setting helping to heal patients using nutritional based science. She has consulted locally for HOAG, USC, and UCLA hospitals just to name a few. She uses her past experiences and skills in the community setting as a speaker and a mentor to help others reach their goals. Deirdre also volunteers at local elementary schools where she teaches children the importance of staying healthy through eating wholesome food and exploring fitness throughout the school year.
Deirdre's past experiences include Coordinator for the South Bay branch of the California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program, which is a premier leader in setting the guidelines for care in gestational diabetes. Deirdre is board-certified diabetes care and education specialist (CDCES). She also is a certified LEAP therapist since 2014 which has enabled her to help clients heal their bodies from within by addressing systemic types of inflammation occurring from consuming common foods and additives.
Deirdre has always held a passion for fitness. Her interest in sports led her to write her Master's thesis in the area of sports nutrition and to further become certified in the area of health fitness from the American College of Sports Medicine. She also has specialty training in the area of fitness and pregnancy. Deirdre believes our bodies were born to move and she helps to motivate her clients through finding the right activity for their own body type.
Deirdre's formal education includes holding a bachelor's degree in the nutritional sciences from Virginia Tech and a master's degree from James Madison University. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as the Nutrition Entrepreneurs group and LEAP group for nutrition practitioners.
In her spare time, you may see her out and about with her family on the trails in and around Southern California hiking, biking or running.