Marisa Moore

Bio

Marisa is a registered and licensed dietitian with a unique background in clinical nutrition, wellness and the food industry. Early in her career, Marisa developed a strong foundation in medical nutrition therapy as an outpatient dietitian where she focused on diabetes education, cardiovascular nutrition and weight management.

Moore owns a nutrition consulting practice where she works with corporations, groups and individuals to improve health outcomes in wellness, weight management, heart health and disease prevention. Moore also consults with the food and restaurant industry to develop and promote healthy recipes, food products and campaigns. She is an adjunct instructor in the department of nutrition at Georgia State University and frequently speaks to health professionals and the public on food and nutrition topics. Previously, Moore was the nutrition program manager for the employee wellness program at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control; the corporate nutritionist in research and development for Atlanta Bread Company; and an outpatient dietitian at DeKalb Medical Center where she specialized in diabetes education. Moore earned a specialty certificate in adult weight management in 2006. She is a past president of the Georgia Dietetic Association and continues to be active in local, state and national professional organizations. In 2010, she received the Georgia Emerging Dietetic Leader Award and the Media Excellence Award in 2008. Moore is a graduate of Georgia State University, where she also earned a master's degree in business administration.

In her free time, Marisa enjoys traveling, salsa dancing, cycling and almost anything related to food.

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Affiliation:

  • Registered Dietitian Spokesperson, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Instructor, Georgia State University

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Age Management Medicine:

    MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A single serving of leafy green vegetables each day may help keep dementia away, new research suggests.

    Researchers evaluated the eating habits and mental ability of more than 950 older adults for an average of five years.

    Those who cons...Full Article

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    MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American children are getting fewer calories a day from fast food restaurants, but one-third still eat ready-to-go pizza, chicken and burgers on a daily basis, a new study finds.

    Among kids aged 4 to 19, national health and nutrition surveys show...Full Article

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    MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Munching each day on a McIntosh, Granny Smith or other apple might not keep the doctor at bay, but a new study finds apple eaters are less likely to need a prescription medicine.

    The study, funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, looke...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    SUNDAY, March 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Highly processed foods account for more than 60 percent of the calories in products Americans routinely buy in grocery stores, a new study finds.

    These foods tend to have more fat, sugar and salt than less-processed foods, the researchers said.Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Age Management Medicine:

    FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've developed an anti-Alzheimer's diet.

    While it couldn't prove cause-and-effect, the new study found that adults who rigorously followed the so-called MIND diet faced a 53 percent lower risk for Alzheimer's, the most common ty...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Free school breakfasts may help low-income students do better in the classroom, a new study suggests.

    Students at elementary schools that offered free breakfast had 25 percent better math grades, and similarly higher reading and science grades, t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Halting the use of cholesterol-lowering statins in terminally ill patients may improve their quality of life, a new study indicates.

    These findings suggest that care for terminally ill patients can be improved by taking them off medication prim...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who have three or more alcoholic drinks per day could be raising their odds for liver cancer, according to a report from a panel of experts.

    But there was good news for java lovers: The report, from the World Cancer Research Fund Inter...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Packing school lunches that kids will like and are easy to eat can be a challenge, according to Amy Reed, a registered dietitian at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

    Even when parents carefully craft sandwiches into fun shapes, stack fruit kabobs...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In more good news for those who fill up on bran cereal and quinoa, a new study suggests that older people who eat a lot of whole grains may live longer than those who hardly ever eat them.

    Even the obese and sedentary appear to gain a benefit, t...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have found a way that might make chocolate healthier and more delicious.

    Past research has suggested that chocolate is linked to a number of health benefits, such as lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and reduced s...Full Article

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    MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The more that Mexican-American children adopt mainstream U.S. culture, the greater their risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

    Researchers looked at almost 150 Mexican-American children from North Texas. The kids were between the ages o...Full Article

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    MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Getting a professional chef's input improves the fruit and vegetable selection in school cafeterias, leading students to eat more of those healthy foods, a new study finds.

    "The results highlight the importance of focusing on the palatability of ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplements may slow or prevent low-grade prostate cancer from progressing, a small new study suggests.

    "Vitamin D decreases inflammation in tissues, and inflammation is a driver of cancer," explained Bruce Hollis, the study's lead rese...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A number of new varieties of genetically modified apples and potatoes are safe to eat, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

    The agency said it evaluated two varieties of genetically modified apples from Okanagan Specialty Fruits, Inc. in C...Full Article