Hey there! I’m Wendy, a lover of food, cooking, and nutrition, among other fun things. I was raised in the Bronx with family roots in the Dominican Republic. Growing up, chronic illness was so very common among family and community members. I never really knew what things like diabetes and hypertension meant, but I did know that these conditions were negatively impacting my loved ones.
When I went away for college, years of poor nutrition started to catch up with me. I would constantly find myself in chronic pain. My mama bear became very worried, and began to incorporate more whole foods into the meals she prepared for me. Within a matter of weeks, I was already feeling significantly better and many of my physical symptoms had resolved.
I was so amazed with the power of food and nutrition that I decided to pursue it as a career. I had majored in psychology as an undergrad, and so did all the necessary academic prep work for a career change. I completed my graduate degree at Hunter College with a Masters in Nutrition in 2013, and then moved on to finish my dietetic internship at Brooklyn College in 2014.
I am currently the clinical outpatient dietitian at Open Door Family Medical Center in Port Chester, NY, where I provide services for the the Pediatric, Women’s Health, & General Medicine clinics. Throughout this journey, I have developed a great love for wholesome cooking. Food Heaven has served as a platform to share some of my recipes, geeky nutrition information, and other random tidbits. I hope this site inspires you to incorporate positive changes in your life as well! xo
- Favorite thing to do: Eat a yummy meal prepared by someone else while watching netflix (and DIY home projects!)
- Favorite book: Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho- but there are so many!
- Favorite item of clothing: Crop tops
- Favorite food: Mac n cheese
- Favorite season: Summer