Welcome to Joan The Dietitian.  My name is Joan Marie Panepinto.  I am a(n)

  • RN-BC (Registered Nurse, Board-Certified Nurse Case Manager)
  • RD (Registered Dietitian)
  • CDN (Certified Dietitian Nutritionist)
  • CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator)

I invite you to share my passion for nutrition and health & wellness.

Have you ever noticed at a social gathering how the group tends to splinter along diverse interests?  People are talking about their kids.  There’s usually a conversation about sports.  Some other topics make people uncomfortable.  But, when I tell people that I am a dietitian, it’s the ultimate ice breaker.  Women’s eyes light up, men start rubbing their bellies, and the questions start to flow.    The most common response I get is, “I need you!”

This web site is a part of my answer.  It is my opportunity to share my passion and my knowledge and to provide a much needed and sought after service.  There will be practical nutrition information, but for success I will be approaching this more holistically.  This web site will also address lifestyle.  What we eat is very important, but we must also consider how we eat, when we eat, why we eat and our relationship with food.

Please join me on a journey of exploration towards a healthier and happier life.  In my blog I will be addressing the topics discussed above with practical suggestions that are doable, affordable and portable.