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Advisory Board Members of Nourish Interactive


Our Advisory Board is comprised of key healthcare professionals who are concerned about the growing childhood obesity epidemic. These individuals provide ongoing guidance to ensure that our content is relevant and accurate.

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Du'aa Elnoory, Nutrition Consultant

B.S. Public Health, M.S. Food and Nutrition

Nutrition Writer/Blogger, Culinary Instructor and a Nutrition Consultant
Actively working on her Certified Health Education Specialist credentials from the NCHES


Nutrition education has always been a passion of mine, especially that geared towards raising healthy children and families. I believe that a lifetime of good health starts in the kitchen and involves the entire family. Too often we focus on fixing ailments instead of on preventing them through nutritious, whole foods.Through my work with elementary students, I have learned that if nurtured correctly, every child can adopt a healthy diet with a smile!


Kathryn Kolb Moon, Family Nurse Practitioner

APRN, BC, Nurse Practitioner

Family Nurse Practitioner

Dunes Family Health Care, Reedsport, Oregon

Promotes nutrition education to families focusing on disease prevention


American Red Cross Disaster Assistance Team, Reedsport

California Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, Communication Director (2000-2001)

Northern California Mid-Level Practitioners, Newsletter editor

"I have a passion for empowering my patients, young and old alike, to make healthy lifestyle choices. In caring for adults, I see how the diet and activity patterns they developed as children affect their health as adults. Obesity, diabetes, hypertension and heart disease are preventable. A healthy life-long lifestyle begins with our children; and as adults, it is our responsibility to teach it to them, by first adopting it ourselves."


Lisa Hinz PhD, Licensed clinical psychologist, registered art therapist


Staff psychologist St. Helena Hospital Center for Health Take Ten ® Lifestyle Medicine program; private practice of psychology in St. Helena, California, professor of art therapy Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

Member American Psychological Association
Member American Art Therapy Association
As a health psychologist, I counsel people who often have struggled for years with over eating or under eating, obesity or anorexia, and body image dissatisfaction.  I have been looking for occasions to work to prevent some of the unhappiness created by these issues, and writing for Nours hInteractive offers me this opportunity.

Maggie LaBarbera, President


Founded Nourish Interactive Inc, San Mateo, CA

Society of Nutrition Education (SNE)
Get Healthy Task Force, San Mateo County
Network for a Healthy California

"Every positive change, no matter how small, is a step to creating a healthier child. Together we can give children the knowledge, facts and skills to develop healthy habits for a lifetime!"


Maryam Malekian, Public Health Dietitian

MS, Registered Dietitian

Registered dietitian at Public Health Department

Consulting registered dietitian with San Mateo County

Founder and president of

American Dietetic Association (ADA)
San Jose Peninsula District (SJPD) Dietetic Association

"Childhood obesity is becoming a major problem in our society. I have a passion for helping parents improve their children’s health and lifestyle in a practical way that is supported by scientific evidence. I truly believe that education is the backbone for any lifestyle change, therefore as a registered dietitian and nutrition coach I can provide ongoing motivation and support. Together, we can fight diseases with our fork!"


Michael LaBarbera, Vice President Marketing and Sales

BA Psychology

Founded Nourish Interactive Inc, San Mateo, CA

"I love hearing about how the website has helped families.  That really inspires me to keep reaching out and letting the communities know that we are here to help them."

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