MA, RD, CDN, CPT
Hi, I’m Marsha Hoffmann an NYC based Registered Dietitian. I’m a first-generation Haitian American who loves food, traveling, and exploring all things creative. I graduated from Stony Brook University with a Bachelor in Spanish Language and Literature. While at uni I was also pre-med. My plan was to be an optometrist, but life had other plans for me. My senior year I found out about nutrition as a career and decided last minute to be a Dietitian.
So, I went back to school studied dietetics and got my Masters in Health Education and Promotion. I believe that exploring different cultures not only helps you connect with others but it’s also a great way to better understand yourself and your culture. And food is such an important part of culture!
As a multilingual Afro-Latina RD I think it’s important to be relatable and empathetic to people’s journey of wellness. I grew up thinking that my culture’s food was not healthy because it wasn’t American. Which is definitely not true! While sometimes cultural foods may have some unhealthy foods there are plenty of healthy dishes as well. Of course, everything has a balance. My original blog @salutnutrition was created to explore cultural foods while being healthy. I’m currently shifting to blend food with my current travel + lifestyle blog @doyousalut.
A couple of years ago I quit the job I was working and decided to travel the world to learn more about different food cultures. I’m in the process of creating a YouTube show where I go down memory lane of some of the amazing dishes that I had on my trip. Be sure to follow me @doyousalut to check it out!