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Hi, I'm Anna Araujo

I believe in educating and empowering my clients in their pursues of health and wellness.

My love for nutrition started as a young girl in Brazil, watching my grandmother cook the most amazing meals. I moved to the U.S.  at the age of 18 to pursue an education in the field of Nutrition Science. My passion for nutrition has evolved to a life-long commitment to guide people towards a healthier life.
I'm happy to have been a professional nutritionist for over 25 years, having helped thousands of people learn how to incorporate healthy eating habits in their lives and reach their objectives.
One of my specialties is Sports and Fitness Nutrition for athletes and active people who want to enhance their performance, physical conditioning, and well being.
I also support clients striving for a lasting Healthy Lifestyle with a realistic, personalized approach, without shortcuts, based on tackling and overcoming barriers and creating sustainable, healthy habits that will endure  for a lifetime.
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Educational and Professional Background

Education

  • Master of Science Degree in Human Nutrition. Michigan State University.

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutritional Sciences. Michigan State University.

 

Memberships, Certifications and Training

  • Member of the American Society for Nutrition 

  • Member of the American College of Nutrition 

  • Member of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

  • Sports Nutrition Certification, International Society for Sports Nutrition

  • Orthomolecular Sports Nutrition Certification, Bio-Orthomolecular Medicine Division of the Russian Federation of Sports Academy

  • Plant-Based Nutrition Specialist

  • Member of the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy 

 

Professional Experience

  • Nutrition Education  - Adjunct Faculty at San Diego Community College District

  • Clinical Nutrition and Consulting - Private Practice, Health & Wellness Clinics, Sports Clubs and Fitness Gyms

  • Health and Wellness trainings, seminars, workshops - Corporate and private settings

 

Publications and Presentations

  • Books:  "Long Life with Quality", 2003  and "The Dimensions of Life", 1999.

  • Newspaper articles

  • Abstracts and Research Articles

  • Lectures, Presentations, Workshops

Volunteer Work

  • Established school garden and nutrition classes in elementary school 

  • Nutrition classes in community settings 

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On a more personal note...

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I'm happily married with an active tri-athlete and I'm a mom of 4 amazing and beautiful kids . We have 2 crazy kittens that are total misfits, but that we all love dearly.

I'm very active, I love both indoor and outdoor activities, my favorites being: strength training, HIIT classes, yoga, spin classes, kitesurfing, running, rock-climbing and riding my road bike on a beautiful San Diego day.

I love to cook (and eat) healthy foods, but I also love to go out to eat and enjoy the company of friends and family.

Although I've lived in and travelled to many different places in the world, I'm happy to call San Diego my home.