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Nicole's Professional Affiliations:

  • American Dietetic Association: Registered Dietitian
  • California Dietetic Association: Member
  • Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group
  • Nutrition Entrepreneurs Practice Group
  • SCAN: Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists Practice Group
  • Celiac Disease Foundation Medical Advisory Board Member

Patricia's Professional Affiliations:

  • American Dietetic Association:
    Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group
    Behavioral Health Nutrition Practice Group
    Complementary Nutrition Practice Group
  • California Dietetic Association:
    Los Angeles Dietetic Association

Deborah's Licenses and Certifications:

  • RD, Registered Dietitian Certified by the Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • MS, Master of Science in Nutritional Science from San Jose State University, CA
  • BS, Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science form Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
    Professional Affiliations
  • ADA – American Dietetic Association
  • CDA – California Dietetic Association
  • LAD – Los Angeles District


Nicole MeadowNicole Meadow, MPN, RD

Nicole Meadow, MPN, RD is a reputable professional in the field of pediatric nutrition. Her clients are referred for a variety of nutritional concerns including food allergies, diabetes (type I, II and gestational), celiac disease, feeding disorders, failure to thrive, cardiac disease, eating disorders, and others. Nicole works with both typically developing children and children with developmental disabilities.

Nicole received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts Degree in Preventive Nutrition from the University of Southern California. Determined to work in the field of pediatric nutrition, she was selected for the highly competitive California State University of Northridge Dietetic Internship Program where Nicole was able to receive a great deal of training in neonatal and pediatric nutrition in clinical rotations. After passing the RD exam Nicole practiced as a clinical dietitian in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and at the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Nicole soon found her passion in assisting families with complex nutritional challenges and began practicing full-time at the UCEDD. Nicole obtained extensive experience in working with children with special health care needs and developed unique and innovative techniques to assist patients with a variety of nutritional concerns.
With a desire to reach out to her local community, Nicole opened her private practice in 2006. Her approach and philosophy are based on a family centered model. Nicole looks at each client and each family on an individual basis and develops their plan according to their specific needs. She works with her clients to develop realistic and attainable goals. The process is interactive, and over time family members meet their health and nutritional goals together.

In addition to her clinical work, Nicole publishes her own newsletter, NutritionWise Monthly. She writes for, and numerous online publications and is a frequent speaker to local schools, corporations and the community at large. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, doing yoga, spending time with her husband and her son.

Patricia Novak MPH, RD, CLEPatricia Novak MPH, RD, CLE

Patricia has 25 years experience working with children with autism, developmental disabilities and chronic illness. As a registered dietitian and lactation educator, Patricia's experience ranges from working with newborns to teenagers. The common thread throughout her work has been addressing feeding issues throughout childhood and adolescence.

Her clinical experience includes feeding programs at both Pasadena Child Development Associates (PCDA) and University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), the Adolescent Eating Disorders Clinic at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, outpatient hospital clinics, school based California Children's Services (CCS) clinics, and and Mother-baby/NICU lactation services. In addition to clinical services, Patricia has also been involved with developing nutrition education curricula and parent and professional training at the national, regional and local levels.

Patricia is a distinguished speaker. Most recently she was an invited speaker at the 2007 California State Childhood Obesity Conference and as part of Pasadena Child Development Associates Feeding Team presents "Pediatric Feeding: Assessment and Treatment from a multidisciplinary perspective" conferences throughout the year. In addition she presents annual "Food Allergies and Intolerances" and "Nutrition and Autism" workshops for parents and professionals. She has published in professional journals on vegetarianism, autism, developmental disabilities and psychiatric disorders.

Patricia's commitment to working with families extends beyond nutrition services. She served as the executive director of a Family Resource Center, Parents Helping Parents, in San Luis Obispo.

Patricia received her bachelor's degree in Home Economics (yes, Home Ec!) from Humboldt State University and her Masters in Public Health in Nutrition at UCLA. She completed her dietetic internship at the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at CHLA and a fellowship at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. She participated in additional training through UCLA to become certified in lactation education.

Deborah TurquieDeborah Turquie MS, RD

Deborah Turquie MS, RD is devoted to promoting health by sharing her expertise in both food and exercise. She has always been passionate about food and committed to following a healthy lifestyle. Her philosophy is focused on helping her clients to create healthy relationships with food, to listen to their bodies and to become “intuitive eaters”. Moreover, she helps her clients develop different strategies to incorporate physical activity into their busy schedules.

Deborah earned a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Food Science with a concentration in Clinical Nutrition from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, and a Master's degree in Nutritional Science from San Jose State University. Deborah is also a Registered Dietitian by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
Deborah was selected to complete her dietetic internship at Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, CA. There she gained vast experience in assessing and treating patients with gastrointestinal disorders, and chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, hypertriglyceridemia and hypercholesterolemia . Furthermore, as the only Spanish speaking dietitian, she worked closely with the Hispanic population.

Deborah also worked at the Stanford high risk OB clinic providing nutritional counseling to patients with gestational diabetes mellitus.

In addition to Deborah’s private practice, she works for Power Play MD providing nutrition education to overweight and obese children trying to lose weight.

In her spare time, Deborah enjoys playing tennis and running. She ran the 2007 San Francisco and the 2010 Huntington Beach Half marathons. Besides exercising she loves spending time with her husband.



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