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Lisa Karp Nutritionist / Personal Chef

Lisa Karp is a nutritionist with a Master's degree from New York University in Nutrition and Food Science. She holds a BS degree from the University of Maryland where she graduated with honors, Magna Cum Laude. Lisa has over 20 years of experience in the health, fitness and nutrition field including clinical work at New York University Medical Center and the Jewish Home for the Elderly in Fairfield, CT. Lisa ran a private nutrition/wellness business, "Nutrition Works!", assessing and counseling clients with various nutritional needs. Ms. Karp is involved in numerous charitable organizations including the Migraine Research Foundation.

Her philosophy on health and nutrition is "balance and healthy moderation, not deprivation."

Christina Holms Nutritionist

I first became fascinated with diet and nutrition in 1996 when I met my husband's grandfather, Alfred. Alfred suffered with celiac disease which required him to eliminate all foods containing wheat and gluten from his diet. I decided to help him get a better handle on his dietary restrictions by creating recipes and preparing healthy foods that he would be able to eat and really enjoy. I began by preparing gluten and wheat-free bread, muffins, cakes and quickly progressed to preparing various types of healthy soups and other foods for him to enjoy. Alfred's health, happiness and his relationship with his wife and family improved markedly as he went from living a life of "I can't have that" to a lifestyle with an abundance of food selections that I created and prepared from scratch to fill his belly and heart with joy.

I am a proud mother of two precocious and dynamic sons who are respectively 6 and 8 years old. When I first began feeding them solid foods, I was determined to always put the very best and most healthy foods into their young bodies. I knew that every bite would be vitally important in not only maintaining their health, but also in developing eating habits that would put them on a course of health and well being for years to come. I was determined to give each of them a solid foundation so that they would ultimately be drawn to healthy diet choices as they grew older. During their toddler stage, I created recipes for them that included the very best local and organic fruits, vegetables and meats. This eventually resulted in them enjoying mealtimes as much, or more than I enjoyed preparing the meals for them. Right from the start, I was determined to give them a "farm to table" dining experience whenever possible. Now that they're older, they have become much more involved in our family's meal planning and preparation. We now work as a team in the kitchen with the goal of building strong bodies, minds and spirits.

After having my children, I decided to return to college to earn my B.S. in Nutrition Science. I graduated Magna Cum Laude in February, 2013 and have already helped many family members and friends to adjust their food plan and grocery lists so as to make better choices that will benefit their entire families. I have even taken special requests from family members and close friends for my personal chef services to create and provide healthy, nutritious, and delicious food for private parties ranging from 4-100 guests.

I am deeply passionate about nutrition. It brings me great joy to help people learn about making better food choices, taking care of their bodies and achieving their short and long-term health goals. As much as I enjoy teaching, I remain a student; constantly learning more about the latest food trends, local purveyors of meat and produce, super foods, as well as learning and developing new recipes. Food is not merely fuel for our bodies; it can also be an exciting communal part of our lives. I believe that since we are what we eat, we should make it the best stuff on earth. Healthy and nutritious food sustains the health of our bodies, minds and spirits and also leads to overall physical and mental well-being. I look forward to working with you to help you achieve your specific health goals.

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