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Registered Dietitian(RD)

Central Coast

Monterey, Santa Cruz, Hollister, Southern Santa Clara and Northern San Luis Obispo Counties

Elsa Ramirez-Brisson, MPH, PhD, RD 
Food FUNdamentals
 “Food for the heart and soul”


We are dedicated to increasing the consumption of fresh foods and decreasing consumption of over processed foods. We do not promote one size fits all approach in health, food preparation and nutrition. Our goal is to help individuals believe that they can do it by providing food safety, nutrition, cooking and health information at our office and through links on the web site. Our classroom and office is at 933 N. Main Street, Salinas, CA, in the Sherwood Shopping Center across from the Sherwood Gardens and the California *please call in advance or an appointment*.
 Services: All services available in English and Spanish or bi-lingual programs
  • Monthly weekday and weekend ServSafe Certification classes and exams
  • Food Safety and Sanitation Reviews of Facilities
  • New Food Facility Consultation
  • Menu development, review, analysis and more
  • Recipe development, review, analysis and more
  • Food FUNdamental’s non recipe approach to weight loss -8 sessions, three times per year
  • Themes FUNdraiser Cookbooks – on demand quantities
  • and more

Need and RD call me and I may be able to provide the services or

direct you to another person in our area!

Contact information: 831.753.7071

Payment upon registration or appointment confirmation, cash, check, mastercard or visa

San Francisco Bay Area

Lisa Ota, RD, MPH, MA
SacredBite: nutrition education that's simply divine!

Services: Nutrition presentations for schools, women's and men's clubs, religious organizations, and businesses. Grocery store nutrition education tours for individuals and groups.  Areas covered include pregnancy, breastfeeding, children's nutrition, weight loss/management, cardiovascular nutrition, emotional eating, stress reduction, eating 'green' for the environment, and nutrition for overall health and well-being.

Contact information: (925) 324-9650
Email address:
Membership is FREE! Members receive a seasonal newsletter emphasizing the relationship between nutrition and spirituality. Seasonal recipes included.
English and Spanish spoken
Payment at the time of service; cash and checks only. Special group rates.
Weekend availability.
San Diego Area
Lisa K. Forgett, M.S., Registered Dietitian
Certificate in Adult Weight Management and ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Services: Weight Management, Sports Nutrition, Healthy Eating, Pregnancy, Heart Health, Type II Diabetes, Kidney, Laboratory Review, Diet Analysis
Other: Group education workshops
San Diego practice
Contact information: (310) 408-9704
Cash practice but willing to work with
individual physician/HMO
English/Spanish literature available