Natasha Eziquiel-Shriro, MS, RDN, CDN, CDCES, is a registered dietitian nutritionist with over 10 years experience in community and clinical nutrition. She is certified in diabetes care, adult weight management, and herbal medicine, and strives to bring together the latest science with the wisdom of traditional wellness practices to help her clients improve their lives. 

Working primarily out of vibrant New York City, Natasha understands and respects the diversity of foods and cultural preferences that her clients may bring to the table. It helps that she grew up in a home with three cultures — American, Brazilian, Eastern European — which made her curious from a young age about new and different flavors, learning to cook, and making natural home remedies. 

Philosophy and Approach

My nutrition philosophy is integrative, holistic, and personalized. 

Our sessions are more than a review of what’s on paper, your health history and food journal. 

That is because health is not just about the food on our plates.

There is a path of self-discovery that opens up as we get away from “black and white” thinking about food, and this path leads us toward making lasting lifestyle changes.

As it turns out, many chronic conditions such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, digestive disorders, and hormone imbalance, have a mental health component (mind) which is often considered second to the physical symptoms (body). To honor the mind-body connection, I look at you as a whole person. Lab results or number on a scale are not more important than your emotional and mental wellbeing.

Together we can explore the foundations of your wellness beyond what you’re doing in the kitchen or the gym. Stepping away from that person-centered focus, we can look at your wellness in the context of culture, community, and the social settings we have once or now find ourselves navigating. 

The mission of Okay to Eat is to provide gentle, accessible, and judgement-free nutrition counseling.  We all could use some support in navigating how to stay our healthiest in today’s world. I respect where my clients are today, and this foundation has allowed me to help hundreds of people develop the confidence and skills needed to improve their health.

So much is possible!

Natasha Eziquiel-Shriro received her master’s in Nutrition Science from the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College in 2015, completed her nutrition residency at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospitals, and earned her B.A. in American Studies from Wesleyan University.  In her free time, she enjoys cooking, farmers’ markets, gardening, exploring nature, art, and music from around the world.