About Mary

LHJ Headshots_FullHello and welcome to my blog.  I am Mary Hartley, RD, MPH, registered dietitian and Master of Public Health.

I have been a practicing clinical nutritionist for 35 years. I have worked with thousands of patients – actually, millions when you count my work on digital dieting websites – as a career dietitian/nutritionist in medical practices, HMOs and clinics, home care,teaching hospitals, and corporations. For 20 years, I had a successful private practice with multiple offices in Rhode Island. I specialized in obesity, eating disorders and chronic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease and gastrointestinal disorders in adults and children alike. I was the preferred nutritionist for more than 100 referring physicians and other healthcare professionals. Then I took a break from clinical practice to work on digital nutrition projects in New York City for eight years. I started blogging in order to have a digital presence and because I am a trusted source of nutrition information. Every sane word helps.

Now, I am lucky enough to be back in Rhode Island where I work by contract with quality initiatives in managed care, worksite wellness programs, public relations agencies, and all manner of special projects and short-term gigs that match my skill set. See me on Linkedin.  Meanwhile, what I prefer to do is work with a tech team on a rocking business venture to design the nutrition component of an integrated healthcare system. I’m all set to hit the ground running but, unfortunately, I have to wait for a certain level of interoperability to arrive. Please note: What I no longer do is see patients except to give advice for free to friends and relatives who ask.

I am honored by your visit to my website and I offer my blessings for your best health.

Best regards,
Mary Hartley