Natasha Eziquiel-Shriro, MS, RDN, CDN, CDCES, is a registered dietitian nutritionist with over 12 years experience in medical nutrition therapy and community nutrition. She is certified in adult weight management, diabetes care and education, and herbal medicine, and has provided professional 1-on-1 counseling for over five years.
Natasha has helped thousands of people develop the confidence and skills needed to improve their health. She also strives to empower communities, building and bridging programs such as mobile farmers’ markets, community gardens, food pantries, and health fairs and workshops from the Bronx to Brooklyn, and everywhere in between.
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
We first explore your past and current health history. I support you as needed to better understand your health status, exploring lab results and other clinical data that play a part. We take the time needed to answer your questions and explore the nutrition science that could make a difference to you – and how to turn that into realistic goals.
Many conditions like obesity, insulin resistance, PCOS, digestive disorders, and heart disease, have a mental health component (mind) which is often considered second to the physical symptoms (body). I look at you as a whole person. Lab results or numbers on a scale are not more important than your overall wellbeing and mental health.
Together we can explore the foundation of your health and wellness, which typically goes beyond the walls of a kitchen or gym. As we work together to define your goals and develop a plan, we also acknowledge the impacts on your physical and mental health made by 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 celebrate our efforts to stay our healthiest in today’s world.
So much is possible!
Natasha Eziquiel-Shriro received her M.S. in Nutrition 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.