Thérèse Baran Bonanni, RD, CDN
graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in Communications. She will earn her Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from New York University in 2013, where she completed her Didactic Program in Dietetics and received a Dean’s Scholarship among other prestigious awards. Thérèse is currently a Clinical Dietitian at Stamford Hospital, where she completed her Dietetic Internship affiliated with the University and collaborates with the health care team on all inpatient units. She is also a Clinical Nutritionist at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.
After a semester studying in Paris peaked her culinary interest as an undergraduate, she became an Editor at Rodale Inc. in New York City, cultivating her passion for nutrition and health while working on Prevention Special Interest Publications, including Flat Belly Diet!-branded, Women’s Health and Men’s Health-branded publications. She also worked with Rodale’s test kitchen on recipe development and managed food photography shoots on a mission to portray healthy food as appetizing and approachable as possible.
Thérèse is a Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration, a Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist and member of the Greater New York Dietetic Association and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has interned and catered events for Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN of Nutritious Life, volunteered in the Clinical Nutrition Department at NYU Langone Medical Center and for City Harvest, where she taught after-school cooking classes and assisted with cooking demonstrations at farmers’ markets. She has also worked in restaurants and event catering.
Aside from counseling patients and clients, Thérèse develops and photographs recipes in her own kitchen on an insatiable quest to make better-for-you versions of her favorite comfort foods. She completed a culinary curriculum at New York University, including Food Science & Technology, Food Production & Management and Food Microbiology & Sanitation among other courses. She and her husband were married on an organic farm that promotes community-supported agriculture in New Jersey and live in Brooklyn, New York.