Julianna grew up in Alexandria, Virginia and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from Virginia Tech. Here, she had a wide range of experience working with kids and young adults as a swim instructor, peer health educator and student nutrition counselor. In her role as peer counselor, Juliana became certified in and facilitated The Body Project, a group body image and self-esteem program for young women developed by the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA). This sparked her interest in working with eating disorders.
Juliana went on to complete her master’s degree in nutrition at Boston University and a dietetic internship at Boston Medical Center. During her time at BU and BMC, Juliana gained experience working with diverse patient populations and a wide range of health issues. She developed a passion for culinary medicine while completing her graduate practicum at BMC’s Teaching Kitchen. As a fluent Portuguese speaker, she also assisted BMC’s NICU dietitians in translating several infant formula recipes for new mothers.
Juliana is extremely passionate about working with the pediatric population and has been fortunate enough to work with kids and adolescents in various settings. She also enjoys helping parents with positive feeding practices and empowering individuals of all ages around food. She particularly enjoys helping clients determine what foods they most enjoy and encouraging creativity in the kitchen.
In her free time, Juliana enjoys going on walks, solving jigsaw puzzles, and exploring the Boston area.
Pediatric and Adolescent Nutrition
HAES/ Intuitive Eating
Medical Nutrition Therapy