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Monique Richard, MS, RDN, LDN

Monique Richard is an internationally experienced dietitian specializing in counseling, integrative medicine, consulting, and nutrition communication services. Monique is also a registered yoga teacher and integrates many holistic, mindful components into her coaching and services. Her personalized, integrative approach to nutrition provides an individualized prescription for health and well-being.

“Monique is a truly wonderful coach – offering tailored, creative solutions designed to support you in your specific goals.  She really listens and encourages positive changes toward a healthier lifestyle.  Cannot recommend Monique enough!”  – JM, NYC

Client Counseling:

Monique is experienced counseling clients in medical nutrition therapy for diabetes and cardiovascular health, eating disorders, plant-based nutrition, sports nutrition, weight management, and many more nutrition related concerns.

Consulting, Communications, & Corporate Wellness:

Monique is available for nutrition presentations, speaking engagements, grocery store tours, cooking demos, media appearances, and corporate wellness services.

She writes, participates in radio interviews, conducts presentations, and is available for cooking demonstrations, corporate wellness programs or group sessions. Monique has experience as adjunct faculty in nutrition at Milligan College and East Tennessee State, and works as an integrative dietitian with Mountain Region Family Medicine and State of Franklin Healthcare Associates.

Monique’s passion for integrative and functional medicine is evident in her depth of knowledge of plant-based diets, holistic intervention and treatment plans, nutritional genomics and the interplay between physical and psychological health.

Certifications & Licensure

  • Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher RYT-200 05/2017-Present
  • AAAI Certified Yoga Instructor RYT-100  07/2014-Present
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) 07/2013-Present
  • Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN) 09/2013-Present
  • CPR certification with the American Heart Association (Valid until 2019)

National and International Public Health

Monique volunteers with the American Overseas Dietetic Association, an affiliate of the Academy and many other DPG’s, as well as served on their executive committees.

Her travels have taken her to China and India with the McNair Scholar Program where she presented research on eating behavior and diabetes and taught healthier nutrition choices to elementary students in Cairo, Egypt. Monique also studied the food culture in Italy and traveled to Israel and back to India to participate in international nutrition conferences related to the Mediterranean diet and type II diabetes. She has taught Zumba and was a volunteer with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee for two years.

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Monique plans to continue learning, traveling, and teaching, taking nutrition and dietetics all over the world!

Education and Honors:

East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN

  • Master of Science & Dietetic Internship
  • Clinical Nutrition

Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Nutrition and Food Science with a concentration in Dietetics
  • Minor in Psychology
  • Summa Cum Laude

Monique was the first recipient of the Frederick Green Memorial Scholarship in Nutrition Communication, mentored by well-known RD and CNN veteran Carolyn O’Neil in Atlanta, Ga. Monique served as the New-Member Value committee member for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Past Chair and current Member Services Chair for the Dietitian’s in Integrative and Functional Medicine Dietetic Practice Group (DPG).

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