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Valerie Della Longa, MPH, RDN, LD, RYT

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Valerie is a Houston-based dietitian and yoga teacher. She specializes in culinary nutrition, plant-based nutrition, and digestive disorders. She uses a holistic health and functional medicine approach to help clients with weight concerns, digestive disorders, and stress-related health issues.

Valerie has been a yoga teacher since 2015, she uses her knowledge and experience to help her clients strengthen their mind-body connection. She shares evidence-based nutrition information, yoga tips, and healthier recipes on her Instagram account @valsveggietales and on LinkedIn.

 

Professional Highlights

  • Nutrition Services Specialist, Sysco, Houston, Texas
  • Nutrition/Health Coach, The Healthstyle Emporium, Houston, Texas
  • Yoga/Barre Instructor, Life Time Fitness, Katy, Texas
  • Yoga/Barre Instructor, Vibe Fitness, Houston, Texas
  • Yoga/Barre Instructor, Yoga West Studio, Houston Texas
  • Advanced Yoga Practitioner in Commercial (Actress), Houston Methodist Orthopedics, Houston, TX
  • Health Coach Dietitian, Omada Health, San Francisco, California
  • Nutrition Expert/ Fitness Assistant, Gwinganna Lifestyle Health Retreat, Gold Coast, Australia
  • Nutrition Student Technician, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), College Station, Texas
  • Dietetic Intern, Memorial Hermann Hospital Memorial City and Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus and Camp Rainbow
  • Student Newsletter Editor, Behavioral Health Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group
  • Fundraising Chair, Mid-East Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Research Assistant, Texas A&M University

 

Volunteer Experience    

  • Nutrition Student Volunteer, Texas A&M University Athletics
  • Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas
  • Allen Academy (College Preparatory School) Food Services, Bryan, Texas

 

Certifications

  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • Licensed Dietitian (LD), Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
  • 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), Yoga Institute of Houston

 

Professional Memberships

  • Food and Culinary Professionals Dietetic Practice Group
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Texas Student Dietetic Association, Historian

 

Honors

  • Texas Academy Foundation Scholarship (2017)
  • Dean’s Honor Roll for College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (2014- 2015)
  • Honors Program in Nutritional Sciences (2012-2015)
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars (2012-2015)
  • Houston A&M Club Scholarship (2015)
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship (2014)
  • Nutrition Research Symposium Award (2014)

 

Education

  • Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Promotion/Health Education; Dietetic Internship, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), School of Public Health, Houston, TX (2018)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Nutritional Sciences, Magna Cum Laude, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas (2015)
  • Special Topics in Mediterranean Nutrition, Food Processing, and Wine Making in Italy, Texas A&M Study Abroad Program, Levanto, Italy (2014)
Last modified on: 24-11-2020