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Thérèse Baran Bonanni, MS, RDN

graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in Communications and earned a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from New York University.  Thérèse is currently a Clinical Dietitian at Jersey Shore University Medical Center and previously worked as a Dietitian at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and Stamford Hospital in Connecticut. She also provides private nutrition counseling in central New Jersey.

After a semester in Paris peaked her culinary interest as an undergraduate, Thérèse became an Editor at Rodale Inc. in New York City, cultivating her passion for nutrition and health. While editing 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 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has interned 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 and live in New Jersey.