The Raymond A. Wood Foundation welcomes Marci Serota, RDN to our board of directors.
Marci studied Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, and completed her dietetic internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. Marci is a member of the Obesity Medicine Association.
She became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in 1999. Marci worked as a clinical dietitian in the hospital setting for over 6 years and spent 3 years in private practice where she was fortunate to learn about and practice nutrition intervention for clients with food addiction.
After taking some time off to care for her children, one of whom was diagnosed with a brain tumor at the age of 3, Marci became a Certified Yoga Teacher. She developed an interest in Ayruveda, the sister science of Yoga, which is an ancient, holistic healing system that addresses the underlying causes of disease: the way that we live and what we put into our bodies. Through working with an amazingly gifted Ayruveda practitioner, Marci learned about using food as medicine.
Marci has integrated this holistic perspective as well as her experience in treating food addiction and diabetes into her nutritional approach to hypothalamic obesity and childhood obesity. Marci’s experience as both a registered dietitian nutritionist and as parent to a child with hypothalamic obesity (HO) puts her in a unique position to help others who are dealing with this extremely difficult condition. She is the author of the book Hungry for Solutions which provides a nutritional guide for people struggling with HO.
“We are thrilled to have Marci join our board,” said Amy Wood, executive director of Raymond A. Wood Foundation. “Marci has been a friend of the foundation from the beginning and a leader in the movement to find a treatment for HO. We know her expertise and passion for the cause will help us grow our efforts to find quality of life solutions for our survivors.”
The Raymond A. Wood Foundation is looking for volunteers with skills in marketing, communication, fundraising, financial advising, data analysis or those with a passion for the cause to serve on our committees. If you would like to help take this small foundation further, please contact us.