Carla is a Registered Dietitian providing back to basics nutrition education in New York City. A graduate of Columbia University Teachers College, she received a Masters of Science in Nutrition and Public Health. As a Public Health Nutritionist, she has focused her efforts on Food Insecurity and Maternal & Child Health through government interventions targeting high-need populations.
Carla has created and led nutrition workshops, conducted cooking demonstrations, and developed educational material for organizations such as the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and United Way of New York City. She has provided individual and group counseling for public and private institutions including Columbia University's Celiac Center and Harlem Hospital.
In addition to counseling and teaching, Carla has extensive knowledge of program development, implementation, and oversight. She has created and piloted a nutrition incentive program, Bodega Bucks, in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Through her experience as contract manager with the New York State Department of Health Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program and the Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP)., she has gained proficiency in policy, procedure, and compliance. As the Metropolitan Area Regional Coordinator, she trained over 400 employees in facilitated group discussion techniques and provided ongoing technical assistance.
In between talking about food and researching the latest food policies, Carla can be found in the Hudson Valley scavenging a flea for her next rehab. Meet that side of her at 21 Westland.