Hello! Nice to meet you.
Barbara Dubois, RDN, CD-N
Barbara has more than 20 years in the fields of nutrition and dietetics. She began as a Dietetic Technician, Registered following graduation from the one-time Briarwood College in Southington, CT. She worked in both clinical and food service roles in Connecticut for several hospitals and skilled nursing facilities.
In 2010, Barbara completed her undergraduate degree through the University of Northern Colorado in one of the early but competitive distance education programs. She completed her training with a distance internship from the University of Delaware. Since that time, Barbara has been employed in skilled nursing facilities as well as nutrition counseling in a community setting.
She specializes in disease prevention and care with backgrounds in cardiac, diabetes, and weight management for all populations. She completed the Certificates of Training in Adult Weight Management and Advanced Weight Management by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as the Core Competencies in Diabetes Self-Management from the Association of American Diabetes Care and Education Specialists.
When not working, Barbara explores her interest in learning about different cultures through travel as well as by their foods. She loves to try recipes for foods that she has experienced through her travels and interactions with others. Another place she can often be found for most of the year is her vegetable garden where she loves trying to grow different vegetables, fruits, and herbs that she can bring into her kitchen and cook with; then share with her friends and family.
Julie Peterson, MS, RD, CD-N, CLC
Julie received her Masters Degree from the University of Connecticut. Her undergraduate training and internship were completed at the University of Wyoming and Oregon Health Science University. Julie has been a Registered Dietitian for 24 years with experience in nutrition counseling and community education. She specializes in teaching intuitive eating to children and young adults. She also works with diabetes, cardiac disease, PCOS, ADHD, and recently completed certification in lactation counseling.
Debra A. Stopper, RD, CD-N
Debra has 40 years of experience as a registered dietitian. She graduated from the
University of Connecticut with dual degrees in Human Development and Family Studies and in Clinical Dietetics. Throughout her career, Debra has been employed in a variety of health care settings.
She has enjoyed both the inpatient and outpatient hospital environments, as well as working with WIC, in prenatal care clinics, daycare centers, rehabilitation medicine, and special needs group homes. Her nutrition care focus for the last 20 years has been the medical nutrition therapy needs of adult clients, specializing in weight management, cardiac disease and diabetes.
When not counseling clients, you may frequently find Debra hiking or snowshoeing at Sleeping Giant State Park. She and her husband raised two active children and so continue to enjoy active vacations, as well as musical concerts at Yale, dining out, entertaining, gardening, reading and continued home improvements. She loves trying new recipes. Since her son and daughter-in-law are vegetarians, she has been experimenting especially with vegetarian and plant-based cooking.
What We Offer
Medical Nutrition Therapy
Defined as development of a nutrition treatment plan based upon personal eating habits and lifestyle, outcomes from assessment of nutritional status, and chronic health problems diagnosed by an individual’s primary care provider. RDNs and Medical Nutrition Therapy Services (eatright.org)
Disorders of the Gastrointestinal Tract
Including Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Diverticulosis
Preventative services for both individuals and groups that will help:
Get your blood sugars under control
Remove confusion about what you can eat
Learn how all foods can fit into your personal treatment plan
Provide guidelines on how to begin a more active lifestyle
Home Care Agencies
Drug and Alcohol Facilities
Community or Corporate Based Wellness Programs
Childcare programs that provide meals or snacks to participants
Whether adult or child, our goal is to provide:
Understanding the issues that lead to holding extra weight
Information on how balanced meals and mindful practices will help you achieve wellness goals
Reducing health risks associated that can lead to heart attack or stroke