Janice Holm Dada, MPH, RD, CDE
Appointments will be held in person or virtually. The physical location is 1100 Quail Street, Newport Beach. There is an ample amount of complimentary parking available around the building. Once you enter the building, proceed to Suite 111. Once there, please press the call button for “Janice” and make yourself comfortable in the waiting room. You will be called from the waiting room at your appointment time.
I was just a young high school student running on the track team when I first realized the fascinating effects of nutrition. I vividly recall how I noticed a performance improvement during one specific race after consuming a different type of pre-race food. This simple recognition took full flight and led me to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nutrition science and a master’s degree in public health.
Fast-forward to present day and that passion for nutrition still runs strong. I feel immensely grateful to be in such an interesting and rewarding line of work as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) in a variety of capacities.
In my private practice, I specialize in helping individuals and families optimize their health, well-being, and eating behaviors. I offer personalized nutrition counseling and group workshops using a non-diet, weight-inclusive framework, which means I don’t focus on body size or prescribe eating rules to follow. Instead, I serve as a guide on the journey to better health and wellness using evidence-based nutrition principles and modalities. This wellness journey looks different for everyone; there is no “one size fits all.”
My experience in this field extends from individual counseling across a wide range of ages, body sizes, cultures, and abilities to leading small and large group workshops to teaching undergraduate and graduate-level nutrition classes. I am frequently asked to consult with organizations, sports teams, private groups and have even served as an expert witness.
In one-on-one counseling, I have worked with executives, professors, stay-at-home moms/dads, college students, seniors, teenagers, creative entrepreneurs, individuals recovering from drug/alcohol addiction, people in life transition, and more. Each individual has a unique story that has shaped their relationship with food. My passion lies in hearing that story and helping people forge a unique path to the improved health and wellbeing they seek.
When I am not counseling or consulting, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, eating delicious food…and I still love to run.
What makes me qualified to do this work?
Bachelor of Science (BS), Nutrition Science, UC Davis
Masters degree in Public Health (MPH), Community Health Sciences, UCLA
Dietetic Internship, Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, since 2007
Certified Diabetes Educator, since 2009
Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, since 2018
Additional advanced training in Integrative and Functional Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Eating Disorders, and Motivational Interviewing
Want to know more? Click here to download my CV.