As a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist, Rima coaches individuals on how to eat better so they feel better. She works with children, teens, adults and families to help them understand not just why they need to eat better, but how. Using integrative nutrition practices and personalized DNA testing, Rima helps individuals understand how to manage food allergies or food sensitivities, lose weight, prevent or manage chronic diseases, fuel up for optimal sports performance, eat well for a healthy pregnancy or feed challenging eaters. Central to her coaching practice is the belief that healthy eating must be personalized, smart and realistic for YOUR life RIGHT NOW.
As a Nutrition Communications Consultant and Media Spokesperson, Rima helps translate nutrition science into bite-sized, impactful language that empowers audiences to make healthful lifestyle changes. Popular services include guest blogging, media expert, brand ambassador, keynote speaking, food policy guidance, nutrition writing, recipe development and corporate wellness programming. Some of her clients include National Fisheries Institute, Whole Foods Market, Dairy Alliance, Kaiser Permanente, Glaceau VitaminWater, Dasani, AOL Advertising, Denver Fire Department and Frontier Airlines.
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Rima provides smart commentary in all forms of media—TV, print, radio and digital. National print media appearances have included Fitness, Family Circle, Reader’s Digest, NBC.com, Huffington Post, Washingtonian, Politico, Washington Post, Atlanta Journal Constitution, San Diego Union-Tribune, RadioMD, Popsugar, SheKnows and Bustle. She has also appeared many times over the past decade on affiliate ABC, NBC, CBS and NPR stations in Washington DC, Denver, Greensboro, Richmond, Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte.
Rima holds a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of North Florida. She is a licensed Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and has obtained certificates of training in the following areas of expertise: Functional and Integrative Nutrition, Managing Food Allergies and Adult Weight Management. She is also a Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT) and trained in food sensitivities (FODMAPs) and Nutrigenomics/Culinary Nutrition.
Earlier in her career, Rima taught nutrition classes to budding chefs at the Scottsdale Culinary Institute, created nutrition and wellness programming for Kaiser Permanente Colorado, wrote freelance healthcare articles and worked in public relations. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and is involved in the Food & Culinary Professionals (FCP), Dietitians in Functional and Integrative Medicine (DIFM), Nutrition Entrepreneurs (NE), Dietitians in Business and Communications (DBC), Women’s Health (WH), Pediatric Nutrition (PNPG), Weight Management (WM) and Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) practice groups.
When Rima isn’t running Smart Mouth Nutrition, you can find her practicing yoga, cooking or kicking the soccer ball with her two children.