Geri Brewster RD MPH CDN is a registered dietitian-nutritionist who began her clinical career specializing in pediatric and young-adult developmental disabilities, including metabolic and gastrointestinal disorders; specialized tube feedings; dysphagia; autism; behavioral, attention, sensory and oral-motor integration disorders; and eating disorders. In her current practice, she develops comprehensive individualized lifestyle, nutritional and supplement programs for each client's specific conditions.
For over 30 years, Ms. Brewster's 'whole person' approach has made her an effective and motivating clinician. She acts as an educator and health coach by explaining the details of metabolism and biochemistry. Her work results in positive outcomes as patients develop a fuller understanding of their specific health concerns. She is known to change lives, not just diets. In addition to her private practice, Ms. Brewster consults with and runs workshops for corporations and healthcare facilities on nutritional treatments for weight management and nutrition related diseases. Her knowledge and experience in the field of nutrition and complimentary care make her a frequently requested speaker on the subject.
Ms. Brewster received a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Foods from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, where she graduated summa cum laude and Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. She earned her Masters in Public Health Nutrition from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York and was awarded the Sirach Award for outstanding achievement in the field of Public Health. Ms. Brewster is a registered dietitian-nutritionist with the State of New York. She is the 2013 recipient of the Excellence in Practice Award of Dietitians in Functional Medicine, a practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She practices Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy (IFMNT). She also holds certificates of study in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia from Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, IAACN, and the Institute of Functional Medicine, in addition to an advanced certificate in Adult Weight Management from the American Dietetic Association. She has participated in Defeat Autism Now! (DAN!) conferences and training. For 5 years, she hosted a monthly online radio show at AutismOne.com. Ms. Brewster is an active member in national and state dietetic associations. She is a former board member of Better School Food and is deeply committed to improving the quality of school food and promoting farm-to-school programs.
She has been featured on CNN, CBS, WOR, WNEW radio, Disney radio, Wall Street Journal radio, Martha Stewart Radio and multiple local radio stations. And, she has been seen on NBC Early Morning News, CBS News and CBS Newswatch. Geri has been quoted in the NY Times, Gannett, Shape, Fit, Martha Stewart Living, Cookie and Allure magazines, Westchester Magazine, The Associated Press, WebMD and multiple other publications. She was also featured in the documentary movie on grassroots school lunch reform: Two Angry Moms.