About Us


Specializing in nutritional lifestyle change since 1997, Nutritional Perspectives provides personal counseling and corporate consulting services for clients in the Triangle area and beyond. Through nutrition counseling, busy individuals and families learn to eat wisely, resulting in improved function and well-being; effective weight loss and maintenance; and reduction in disease symptoms and risk. Consulting services enable organizations to successfully transform dining services into venues of healthy choices for lifestyle change. Using evidence-based methods and cutting-edge nutrition information, Nutritional Perspectives offers solutions that work.


Mary is the owner of Nutritional Perspectives' and principal consultant. She holds a B.S. degree in Dietetics from Miami University in Oxford, OH, and an M.S. degree in Human Nutrition and Food Management from The Ohio State University. She is a Registered Dietitian, credentialed by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association. She is licensed to practice as a Dietitian/Nutritionist by the North Carolina Board of Dietetics and Nutrition.

Mary has practiced professionally for over 30 years in leadership roles in public health, foodservice management, college and university education, consulting, and counseling.

Mary has served as a Board member for the national Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Dietetics & Nutrition; North Carolina Dietetic Association (NCDA); NCDA Foundation; and Durham-Chapel Hill Dietetic Association (DCHDA). She is a recipient of NCDA's and DCHDA’s highest honors in recognition of distinguished service and visionary leadership at the national, state, and district levels.

Tip Of The Month
  On vacation at an all–inclusive resort? Eating 5 grams (about 3 Hershey’s Rich Dark Kisses) of dark chocolate 1 hour before a meal will help control your appetite. The chocolate stabilizes blood sugar and will, as a result, moderate your appetite at mealtime. An added benefit – dark chocolate contains a type of monounsaturated fat found in olive oil, as well as antioxidants and specific flavonoids that have been shown to decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease.