Marina Chaparro, CDE, MPH, RD


Chaparro’s background includes clinical nutrition, outpatient counseling, public health and program planning, research and public speaking. As a diabetes educator at the pediatric endocrinology department at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Chaparro provides comprehensive diabetes education and trains patients on the use of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors. Chaparro is the founder of Nutrichicos, a bilingual children’s nutrition center that offers individual assessments and personalized programs. On her blog, Chaparro shares reliable, practical and science-driven recommendations to improve children’s eating habits in Spanish and English. She co-created a successful nutrition and physical activity program at Miami Children’s Hospital for Hispanic adolescents and their mothers called Healthy Chicas. Chaparro is a graduate of Boston University and earned a master’s degree in public health from Florida International University.



  • Nutrichicos Children’s Nutrition Center, Miami FL & Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Hollywood FL


  • Miami, FL