A Healthy Outside Starts With a Healthy Inside.
Matthew D'Aria, MS, RDN, LPTA
Matthew is a registered dietitian nutritionist who works with patients of all ages and backgrounds to achieve their personal wellness goals. His approach combines a foundation of lifestyle changes and setting small actionable goals, while still encouraging patients to explore and enjoy food.
While in an Intro to Nutrition class at Lynchburg college, a magazine was passed around highlighting the impending health epidemic of child obesity. Matthew was astounded to learn the rate of childhood obesity and felt called to make a difference. It was then, he decided to pursue a degree in nutrition with the goal of educating as many children and their families on nutrition and its importance to a well-balanced life.
Since that revelation, Matthew has completed multiple degrees in dietetics. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 2015 with consecutive degrees, a Bachelor's and Masters, both in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise. He also fulfilled a certificate of training in childhood and adult weight management from the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.
Matthew opened MJD Nutrition in 2017 and has logged over 1,000 hours of nutrition counseling since its inception. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast, loves to create in the kitchen, and enjoys sharing meals with his extended family.