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.

Specialties:

Affiliation:

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

Location:

  • Atlanta, GA

Activity

  • Marisa Moore - Atlanta, GA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Marisa Moore has posted a video:

    What Should I Do If Junk Food Is All That's Available?

    Even if junk food or fast food is all that's available, there are often healthier options to choose from. In this video, nutritionist Marisa Moore, RDN, explains which options are most wholesome at a fast food restaurant, or in a vending machine.
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    How Can I Cut Calories from Fast Food?

    To cut calories from fast food, think about what you are going to eat and make as many healthy choices as you can. In this video, nutritionist Marisa Moore, RDN, shares some tips that will help keep the calorie count down, even at a fast food joint.
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    What Are Some Healthy Fast Food Options for People with Diabetes?

    Some healthy fast food options for people with diabetes include meals with lots of vegetables and protein. In this video, nutritionist Marisa Moore, RDN, shares some helpful tips, and explains why sugary drinks and fried foods should be avoided.
  • Marisa Moore - Atlanta, GA - Nutrition & Dietetics
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    Are There Benefits to Eating 4 or 5 Small Meals During the Day?

    Whether or not someone will benefit from eating 4 or 5 small meals during the day depends on the individual, and what works for him or her. In this video, nutritionist Marisa Moore, RDN, explains why the key is to eat when you are actually hungry.
  • Marisa Moore - Atlanta, GA - Nutrition & Dietetics

    How can business travelers, who eat at restaurants all week, eat better?

    It's critical for business travelers who regularly eat at restaurants to make healthy choices.  Eating out is a part of everyday life for them versus the occasional splurge that some of us take when dining out.  Those meals add up fast! 

    If you’re on the road every week, try these strategies to manage

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  • Marisa Moore - Atlanta, GA - Nutrition & Dietetics

    What is a good “brain food” alternative to a burger and fries?

    A healthy alternative to a burger and fries would be a salmon burger with a side of sweet potato, zucchini spears or your favorite vegetable.  You can also try a tuna salad (light on the mayo) in a whole wheat pita with spinach on the side. A great vegetarian option is a broccoli stir fry with fresh g

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  • Marisa Moore - Atlanta, GA - Nutrition & Dietetics

    What are some nutrition tips to help me lose weight?

    Food plays a major role in weight management.  It can be overwhelming to think of overhauling your entire way of eating.  So, start small.   
    • Eat less. Sounds obvious but those two words make the difference in weight loss.  Instead of two cups of pasta, go with one and add more veggies.  This
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  • Marisa Moore - Atlanta, GA - Nutrition & Dietetics

    How much fruit should I eat per day?

    Daily fruit recommendations depend on your calorie needs. Your calorie needs vary based on your height, weight, age and activity level. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines recommend 2 cups of fruit per day for a person following a 2,000 calorie diet.  

    You can try a variety of fruits but for the best flavor,...Read More
  • Marisa Moore - Atlanta, GA - Nutrition & Dietetics

    How do I make healthy choices in a Mexican restaurant?

    With the queso, chips and margaritas that arrive within minutes of sitting down at many Mexican restaurants, you’re done before you ever get started. It's easy to down a full day's calories in one sitting at a Mexican restaurant but that doesn't have to be the case. To stick to your healthy diet,...Read More
  • Marisa Moore - Atlanta, GA - Nutrition & Dietetics

    What is a complete protein?

    A complete (or high quality) protein is one that supplies all of the essential amino acids.  Animal proteins like meat, poultry, fish, milk, eggs and cheese fit into this category. Soybeans and quinoa are two of the few plant based sources that are considered complete.

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  • Marisa Moore - Atlanta, GA - Nutrition & Dietetics

    What are cruciferous vegetables?

    You've probably heard of them before as cruciferous vegetables are lauded as some of the best cancer fighters in the garden. In addition to their cancer-fighting properties, this class of vegetables may also help support healthy immune function. 

    Cruciferous vegetables are part of the cabbage family. They...Read More
  • Marisa Moore - Atlanta, GA - Nutrition & Dietetics

    Are salt and sodium the same thing?

    No.  Salt and sodium are not the same thing.

    "Salt" is the term commonly used for sodium chloride (NaCl) which is table salt. Sodium chloride is just 40% sodium and 60% chloride. One teaspoon of table salt contains 2,325 mg of sodium.

    It's important to note that in addition to sodium chloride, sodium

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  • Marisa Moore - Atlanta, GA - Nutrition & Dietetics

    Can I eat sweet potatoes if I have diabetes?

    Absolutely! Sweet potatoes are perfect for any plate but especially for people with diabetes. Compared to white potatoes, sweet potatoes are lower on the glycemic index and deliver chart topping vitamin A for eye health. The fiber helps with blood glucose control and weight management and the potassium

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  • Marisa Moore - Atlanta, GA - Nutrition & Dietetics

    How should I select pears?

    Pears are at their peak in the fall and winter months. Keep this in mind when you are planning menus and snacks. Fruit tends to taste better when it's in season.

    There are a number of pear varieties from Anjou, Bosc and Bartlett are some common ones. Keep this in mind when selecting pears because...Read More
  • Marisa Moore - Atlanta, GA - Nutrition & Dietetics

    How should I select papayas?

    Papayas come in a number of varieties but these tips should help you select one that’s right for you. If you plan to enjoy your papaya within 1-2 days, select one that’s firm to the touch with some yellow streaks but free of bruises, cuts or soft spots. If you plan to eat the papaya later in the...Read More