Meet Our Experts

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 Dr. Keith Ayoob, Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City, where he also directs the Nutrition Center at the Rose Kennedy Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center. He has been working with adults and children for over 20 years and spent nine years as a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. Dr. Ayoob can be seen sharing his science based consumer-friendly nutrition advice on TV as well as in leading magazines and newspapers. He was a featured speaker at the recent SNA convention in Dallas.

Read articles from Dr. Ayoob HERE.


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 Dr. David Breland is a Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Specialist at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Children’s Hospital. He works with adolescent patients who have obesity issues, eating disorders, anxiety and depression. He has a special interest in nutritional issues among adolescents. From 2004 to 2006, he was co-director of the Heathy Eating Active Living Clinic, Children’s Hospital and Rsearch Center in Oakland, California.

Read articles from Dr. Breland HERE.


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 Dr. Yolanda Evans is also a Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Specialist at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She works with children and adolescents in the Seattle area, including Seattle High School based clinics. She is a specialist in working with adolescents in weight management, and eating disorders including anorexia and bulimia.

Read articles from Dr. Evans HERE.


Dr Green

 Dr. Cathy Green is a board certified allergist and immunologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of children and adults with allergic and immunologic conditions including food allergies. She is a clinical associate professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a faculty member at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center and Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica California. She currently has a private allergy and immunology practice in West Los Angeles. California:  Comprehensive Allergy and Asthma Associates. Click here for more information on Dr. Green.

Read articles from Dr. Green HERE.

Mareya Ibrahim

Mareya Ibrahim is "The Fit Foody" - an award-winning entrepreneur, chef, author and inventor and the creator of, the premier lifestyle destination for fit food information. Her book "The Clean Eating Handbook" was released in May 2013 and is being touted as the 'go-to' guide for anyone looking to eat cleaner and get leaner. She is a featured chef on ABC's Emmy-nominated cooking show Recipe Rehab, and the food expert for San Diego Channel 6 News.

Read articles from Mareya HERE.

Maryann Jacobsen, MS, RD

Maryann Jacobsen, MS, RD, is a dietician, nutritionist and founder of the successful mom’s website: Maryann brings over 20 years of professional experience in the nutrition field to Now a busy mom living in San Diego California, she was formerly a dietician and nutritionist with Jenny Craig and with Kraft Foods. She also serves as an out-patient dietitian at Sharp Hospital in San Diego.

Read articles from Maryann HERE.

Tracey Mallet is a Fitness and Lifestyle Expert. She is known internationally for her many appearances on TV and as the creator and star of over 17 exercise DVDs. She is a fitness icon to many moms and working women. She can be seen on the Style Network and Exercise TV. She is the owner of ATP Specific Training and Physical Therapy, and she is a master pilates instructor. Her most recent book is Super Fit Mama. Visit her website:

Read articles from Tracey HERE.

Sylvia Melendez

 Sylvia Meléndez is a registered dietitian, certified personal trainer and an expert in cross-cultural Hispanic cuisine as it relates to nutrition and health. She uses her expertise to introduce new strategies for wellness to an increasingly health-conscious Hispanic population.

She serves as special counsel on nutrition to the US Congressional Hispanic Caucus, has appeared on national television and her articles appear in popular Latina magazines. Her experience includes working with the American Heart Association, the University of Michigan, the Diocese of Corpus Christi, TX, and the American Stroke Association to educate the Mexican-American community about nutrition and the risk of stroke. She is on the Board of Namaste Charter School in Chicago, IL, and is responsible for the nutrition curriculum and menus for a number of schools in the Chicago area. 

Sylvia was formerly supervisor of consumer test kitchens at the Quaker Oats Company. She has been a research dietitian at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago and the University of California Irvine Medical Center, as well as a supervising nutritionist for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) supplemental feeding program.

Read articles from Sylvia HERE.