I am a registered dietitian (RD) and a certified nutritionist (CDN) with a Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University.

Many people ask me how I decided to become a nutritionist. It’s been a process for sure. After completing my bachelor’s in Psychology, I became certified as a Personal Trainer. I worked in gyms, but, also pursued the more traditional (stable) business/marketing careers in both publishing and financial services.

After September 11th, having worked in 2 World Trade Center and being one of those spared on that fateful day, I finally decided to indulge my lifelong obsession with food. I became more and more conscious of what was actually in the food that we are all eating. I also felt I could share my enthusiasm and knowledge and perhaps even help people. Now, I’m dedicated to finding and providing the most honest and factual information about diet and nutrition that’s available.

I enjoy sharing the helpful tips and recipes I have learned or created over the years to help all of us manage a reasonable and healthy weight. One of things that bothers me is all of the misinformation there is in the media about dieting and food, so I am dedicated to providing the truth whenever possible.

I am going to post lots of my recipe “experiments.” These are usually my attempt at making healthy versions of foods that might be traditionally high in fat or calories. I am also a big fan of fruits and vegetables. Making them in tasty new ways, especially that my three children will eat, (they are the ultimate barometer for taste after all) is one of my passions.

My recipes won’t always be exact, they are basically whatever I remember to scratch down in my notebook while I’m cooking. I also like to provide the nutritional statistics whenever possible, because, I think it’s important to be mindful of what we put into our bodies, and really make the most of eating. I say “diet” a lot, but, I am referring to a healthy diet of foods, rather than being “on a diet”. That said, of course, I am interested in what is being promoted as the newest fad diet, fitness trend or supplement.

So why Fashionably Healthy? Basically, I believe that being healthy and eating well is always in fashion.

6 Responses to “Charisse McElwaine MS, RD, CDN”

  1. I personally have a tendency to go along with every aspect that is
    written in “Charisse McElwaine MS, RD, CDN Fashionably Healthy”.
    Thank you for all of the tips.Thank you-Melanie


  2. angiesappetite Says:

    Look forward to continuing to read!


  3. Jill Says:

    Great site, Im an avid reader of your blog and love the recipes and great facts you have to keep us gals fashionablyhealthy!


  4. Ian Says:

    awesome site!


  5. I love your site. Keep it up !


  6. Theresa Says:

    Great to see your blog. Came across this today and couldn’t resist sending:


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