Consulting with a Registered Dietitian is a proven strategy for food and nutrition success. An RD presence can heighten the marketability of products, drive nutrition messaging and direct sales, assure legal and regulatory compliance, and inspire customers and clients. Dietitians help maximize bottom lines, and minimize waistlines.

As a Registered Dietitian and nutrition consultant for more than ten years, Katie Ferraro has an accomplished nutrition consulting portfolio and a unique array of food-based expertise in the healthcare, education, business communications, and media arenas.


Katie provides menu and recipe development, nutrient analysis, food labeling, clinical nutrition and foodservice consulting services for food companies, long-term care facilities, adult day healthcare, and other business and medical institutions. She has developed weight loss curricula and foodservice menu programs for national clients such as Arbonne International, T.O.P.S. (Taking Pounds Off Sensibly), and Senior Resource Group.


As a nutrition program and curriculum developer, Katie’s expertise and focus is in web-based nutrition information delivery. She is a faculty member at the University of California San Francisco, the University of San Diego and San Diego State University. Katie is the course designer for Coursera’s first nutrition class offering, Nutrition for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention — the world’s largest nutrition class, with over 50,000 enrolled participants.


Katie is the author of “Diet Therapy in Advanced Practice Nursing” (McGraw Hill, 2013) and over 250 independent articles. She has published textbook materials, scientific reviews, and consumer articles and contributions for media outlets such as Shape, Health Magazine, Cooking Light, The Diet Channel, Prevention Magazine, Women’s Health, Fitness Magazine, and Whole Living with Martha Stewart. Katie blogs on her favorite topic, dietary fiber, at


As a media-trained nutrition professional, Katie works with clients whose nutrition messages she believes in! Clients include the California Avocado Commission, GotMilk? campaign of the National Dairy Council, Star Brand Olive Oil, and Somersault Snack Co.

To learn more about nutrition consulting, please contact or (619) 255-8855.