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A Healthy Outside Starts With a Healthy Inside. 

 ~Robert Urich

Matthew D'Aria

Matthew is a licensed 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 about 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  3,000+ 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.  

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