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Nutrition First
Because it matters.
415 State Route 34, Suite 107 Colts Neck NJ 07722
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About Us

The primary dietitian at Nutrition First is LuAnne Petrie; other professionals will be consulted as necessary to meet the client's needs.

LuAnne has the following qualifications:
  • MS Human Nutrition, Syracuse University College of Human Development
  • Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
  • Certified Diabetes Educator
  • Certified Insulin Pump Trainer
  • ADA/CDR* Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management
  • ADA/CDR* Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management
*American Dietetics Association/Commission on Dietetic Regulation

LuAnne has more than 10 years experience working with both pediatric and adult patients, including:
  • Providing nutrition counseling for patients (and their families) with diagnoses of:
    • Diabetes, Type I and II
    • Metabolic Syndrome
    • PCOS
    • Obesity
    • Hypertension
    • Dislipidemia
    • Celiac Disease
    • Failure to thrive
  • Developing programs for the Pediatric Endocrine and Diabetes Center at Monmouth Medical Center:
    • Series of classes about Diabetes Self Management
    • Nutrition component of Obesity Prevention and Treatment Program

Public Speaking

LuAnne speaks locally health-related topics such as
  • The Impact of Advertising on Our Children's Food Choices
  • Modifying Food Intake to Treat Insulin Resistance 
  • How to Count Carbohydrates for Better Blood Sugar Control
Our Mission:
  • To provide individualized diet counseling 
  • To clarify misconceptions regarding the efficacy of "quick fix diets"
  • To apply medical nutrition therapy to promote optimal health and lifelong wellness