Monique Richard, MS, RDN, LDN

Monique Richard is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) and licensed dietitian nutritionist (LDN) with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition completed through the coordinated program at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN.

Monique graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree with a concentration in dietetics and minor in psychology from Middle Tennessee State University.


Client Counseling:

Monique counsels clients on medical nutrition therapy, eating disorders, plant-based nutrition, sports nutrition and weight management.

She writes, participates in radio interviews, conducts presentations, and is available for cooking demonstrations, corporate wellness programs or group sessions as well. Monique’s passion for integrative and functional medicine is found in her knowledge of plant-based diets, holistic intervention and treatment plans, and investigating the connection of one’s environment, genetic predisposition, physical and psychological health along with current intake and nutrient needs.

Certifications & Licensure

  • AAAI Certified Yoga Instructor 07/13/14
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) 07/13/13
  • Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN) 09/18/13
  • CPR certification with the American Heart Association (Valid 04/12-04/14) Blood Borne Pathogens/oxygen certification (Valid 11/09-11/10)


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
  • Magna 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 is a New-Member Value committee member for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Member Services Chair for the Dietitian’s in Integrative and Functional Medicine Dietetic Practice Group (DPG).

Monique is an adjunct professor at Milligan College where she teaches Human Nutrition as well as offers private counseling and consulting services.

She has experience in helping clients with general nutrition and health, eating disorders, medical nutrition therapy such as diabetes and cardiovascular health, sports nutrition and many more nutrition related concerns.

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.

She has traveled to China and India with the McNair Scholar Program to present research on eating behavior and diabetes, as well as taught healthier nutrition choices to elementary students in Cairo, Egypt.

She studied art and observed 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, respectively. She has taught Zumba and was a volunteer with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee for two years.


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