Mary Beth holds a BS in Foods and Nutrition from the State University of New York, a program specifically developed by the American Dietetic Association (ADA). In addition, she completed a national dietetic internship program offered to successful graduates of this BS degree. While undertaking her internship and graduate classes at Sage Graduate School, she worked in diverse clinical, community, and food management settings. Upon successful completion of her studies and the registration exam, she became a Registered Dietitian (RD).
Mary Beth is a Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist in the state of MA (LDN), and a NYS Certified Nutritionist (CDN). She attends professional seminars on a regular basis to meet the guidelines to maintain all these credentials and to remain current in the best practices. Her passion and dedication to Complementary Medicine and Integrative/Functional Nutrition led her to develop her ADA Professional Development Portfolio, with a focus on Integrative/Functional Nutrition as her Specialty. As of 2003, Mary Beth is amongst several RDs, globally, who have completed an intensive training program taught by the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM): "Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice" (AFMCP).
As a Certified Aerobics Instructor, Mary Beth directed and taught spa and hospital based aerobic programs; as a Certified Spinning Bike Coach, she introduced a "Spinning-Bike Program" as a joint effort between a Health Care System and the YMCA; as a Certified Reiki Practitioner, she developed and initiated RNs and Reiki Masters to practice massage and Reiki in a hospital setting.