I was born and raised in Miami Beach to a large, food-focused, Latin family. My informal nutrition education began with my mother’s obligatory freshly-squeezed orange juice each morning. I developed an early interest in food, fitness and health sciences, leading me to gain an expert and highly intuitive understanding in the field.
I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy from Duke University and a Master of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from Columbia University’s Teachers College.
I have since worked with a diverse clientele within private-practice nutrition and clinical nutrition, including both inpatient and outpatient settings. My experiences include: Medical nutrition therapy for disease therapy and prevention, weight loss, malnutrition and weight gain, athletic performance, intuitive and mindful eating, enteral and parenteral nutrition support, and teen, adult, and geriatric nutrition.
~Marissa Zarco Hoffman, MS, RD, LD/N
Nature provides us with the richest, safest, and most effective forms of nutrition. A diet rich in real, whole, natural foods is the key to strength, beauty and longevity.
Good nutrition is about preventing disease, feeling energized, and keeping a peaceful mind. “Good nutrition creates health in all areas of our existence.”
Healthy meals should taste good, feel good, and can be shared in good company. It’s about what's on the plate, and the experience of it.
Your food choices alone can influence the well-being of many. We have the power to nourish and educate family and friends, and the power to support sustainable agriculture and reduce waste that is harmful to the planet.