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Girlene Coughlin, RD, LD, CPT

Girlene Coughlin, RD, LD, CPT

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Girlene Coughlin is a dietitian nutritionist specialized in weight and diabetes management, with experience in clinical (in-patient and out-patient settings), retail, and community nutrition. She also provides grocery store tours, pantry makeovers, nutrition workshops, talks, and seminars. Girlene is:

  • experienced with multiple cultures and ethnic backgrounds; on adapting a healthy diet to a person's specific food preferences
  • fluent in English, Spanish and in Portuguese
  • a Certified Personal Trainer, qualified to give you advice on exercise with clearance from your physician


Girlene owns her nutrition business called The Brazilian Dietitian, and as a holistic dietitian, she provides her clients with alimentary re-education and new habits to achieve optimal health.

Education & Board Certifications

  • graduated in Nutrition Science from Rutgers University, and a post-baccalaureate Dietetic Internship comprised of 1200 hours of supervised practice, to study the Medical Nutrition Therapy for chronic diseases and other medical conditions. She then passed a National Registration Examination to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • completed the Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management levels 1 and 2, provided by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • she is a Certified Personal Trainer and holds a Weight Loss Specialization through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)