Dianne Staso

Food as Medicine: Eat for Health

Teaching Schedule:
Saturday 8:30-10:30am


This lecture will be a lively discussing on the importance of eating a variety and balance of foods mainly derived from plants-vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes. Participants will learn how to build a healthy meal and snack while incorporating portion control. We will also discuss the importance of practicing mindfulness when we eat.


  • Discuss the foundation of a healthy diet- fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and healthy fats
  • Portion control and serving sizes
  • Build a healthy lunch and dinner plate
  • Healthy snacks
  • Limiting our sugar and salt intake
  • Mindfulness when we eat


About Diane:

Dianne Staso is a Registered Dietitian who is currently working as an independent contractor. She helped develop a 12 week weight loss Well-Being Program for Beach Cities Center for Health and Fitness. This program includes meal plans, nutrition counseling, grocery store tours, and cooking demonstrations. In addition, Dianne provides individual nutrition counseling for weight loss, elevated blood sugar levels, high cholesterol, cancer, sports nutrition and any other condition that involves diet and health. Dianne also does lectures, group classes, and cooking demonstrations.

Dianne has a bachelor of science degree in dietetics and a master’s in nutrition and exercise physiology. Her work experience includes working as a dietitian and exercise physiologist at Cedars Sinai Cardiac Rehab. She also worked at Little Company of Mary Hospital as a clinical dietitian.


Shopping Tour

Healthy eating begins at the grocery store, and Registered Dietitian Dianne Staso will help guide your customers through the food selection process. The 1-hour store tour includes how to eat healthy on a budget, choose nutrient-rich foods, select produce, decipher labels and much more.


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