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Tatiana V. Larionova, MS, CNS, LDN

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Tatiana Larionova is a licensed nutritionist dietitian and Certified Nutrition Specialist. She graduated from the University of Miami with a Master of Science in Nutrition for Health and Human Performance.

In her current role as Nutrition Manager at Early Head Start federal grant agency she oversees the nutrition program at 30 early childcare centers, helping over 750 infants and toddlers and their families achieve and maintain adequate nutrition status, develops menus and special menus, provides nutrition education and implements concepts like mindful eating, family-style dining, intuitive eating; encourages eating seasonal local produce, home cooking and works on overcoming picky eating among others.

Her evidence-based obesity prevention intervention tool Mindful Eating in Preschool Setting was accepted by USDA SNAP-Ed interventions toolkit and is now listed on their national website.

She also has a private nutrition counseling practice Make Sense Nutrition in which she sees clients locally in person and globally via a telehealth platform.

In her practice, she uses the principles of intuitive eating combined with scientific data to provide for the body & mind and make food choices from the place of mindfulness, awareness, and self-care, to be guided by the balanced combination of wants and needs.

Eating intuitively and honoring hunger and fullness, listening to what the body asks for – not just with regards to food, but exercise and rest among other needs – are the core principles of living happily and in tune with the body.

Tatiana believes that recognizing the mind and body connection is necessary to achieve wellness and a healthy relationship with food.

Tatiana helps her clients

  • normalize their relationships with food,
  • peel off the layers of misunderstood physical, nutritional and emotional needs,
  • lose weight as a side effect of finding peace with food,
  • stop obsessing about food and
  • start living the freedom!

 

Professional Highlights

  • Nutrition Manager of Early Head Start at Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade & Monroe
  • Nutritionist at LITE Center (Life Improvement Through Enrichment)
  • Nutrition educator for Little Foodies class at La Piazza Academy elementary school
  • TA, Professional Training and Counseling for Integrative Health, University of Miami, FL
  • TA, Advanced Neurological Mechanisms of Metabolism and Weight Regulation, University of Miami, FL
  • Volunteered at the Baptist Outpatient Center

 

License and Certification

  • LDN (Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist)
  • CNS (Certified Nutrition Specialist)
  • CPR/Basic Life Support
  • Parenting Journey I Facilitator
  • MB-EAT (Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Trainer)
  • CCWS (Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist)
  • Notary Public

 

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Nutrition – Member
  • Miami Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – Member

 

Presentations, Seminars, and Projects

2016 – Food and Brain Development – a series of presentations on children’s nutrition

2016 – Nutrition, Focus on Women’s Needs – series of presentations for school staff and parents

2017 – Small World, Cultural Diversity School Lunch Program – designed and implemented school lunch program with a focus on cultural diversity and world cuisines

2018 – Mindfulness & Mindful Eating in Early Childhood Education – training on mindful eating for all ages and its implementation for young children

2019 – Mindful Eating in Preschool Setting Module – was included by USDA SNAP-Ed Toolkit as an evidence-based intervention in Obesity Prevention Interventions and Evaluation Framework

2019 – Mindful Eating in Workplace – mindfulness and mindful eating as components of a corporate wellness program

2019 – Compassionate Communication – workshop on non-violent communication principles along with mindfulness to foster professional and personal relationships, staff training series

 

Education

  • Master of Science in Education, Nutrition for Health and Human Performance from the University of Miami, FL (2014-2017)
  • Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Hospitality, Minor in International Communications and Interpreting (English/Russian) from Vladivostok State University of Economics and Service, Russia (1999-2005)
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