Health Advisory Board and Contributors

Anne Kristine Etherton, MS, RDN, LDN, NASM-CPT

This is Anne Kristine, our founder/owner and Registered Dietitian, NASM - Certified Personal Trainer, yoga teacher, mom, wife and aspiring gardener. She received her bachelors of science in biology back in 2005 from University of Memphis. The same month she graduated she also got married, and began her life as a military wife. She has traveled and lived in several locations and attended schools in most of them. She has a broad array of experience and knowledge, from experience in emergency medicine during EMT training, receiving her yoga certificate in 2009 through Marianne Wells yoga school in Costa Rica, being a NASM certified personal trainer, receiving her masters in nutrition in 2014 from the University of Nevada, Reno. After she graduated she sought more direct experience so she worked at WIC in California and became a dietetic technician registered. She then went on to work in the hospital setting while her husband was stationed in Rhode Island, and found a passion for working in clinical. Also, while she was in Rhode Island she taught yoga classes and private sessions, and developed a love of helping people one-on-one. She enjoyed watching people’s confidence change while their abilities changed. It was so rewarding to see people’s self esteem grow along with their fitness level. She wanted to advance herself, so she applied and completed the dietetic internship with the VAMC of Memphis. After graduating she immediately sat for and passed her RD exam and became a Registered Dietitian. She then went on to work worked in pediatric hospital and renal dialysis as a registered dietitian. She has had over 10 years of experience in the fitness and health world, and she’s excited to be providing assistance to clients one on one.

She rarely wears high heels, her dress code is casual and she doesn’t take her self very seriously. But, what she does take very seriously is the health and well-being of her clients and anyone around her. She is passionate about helping people achieve their best life, be it through new healthy lifestyle changes,removing negative things in their life and creating an all-around balanced day. She admits she’s not always the best at doing this for herself, but is a huge advocate of making tomorrow better than today. Each day she says “what did I do well today, and what can I do better tomorrow?” She is passionate about people getting correct information when it comes to nutrition and fitness because she is very aware of the magnitude of false information that’s out there.

She was actually vulnerable to this when she was younger and was given some poor nutrition advice early on that contributed to several years of poor nutrition decisions, but that and the general passion to help other is what motivates her to provide the best and most up-to-date information to her clients and customers everyday. Her biggest motivation and reward is seeing the results of people achieving their goals and having life changing results.

Kimberly A. Tessmer, RDN, LD

Kim is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Licensed Dietitian in the State of Ohio as well as a published author. Kim is the founder and owner of Nutrition Focus, which offers nutritional services for small and large organizations/businesses. Kim has over 20 years of experience in the field of nutrition and has authored nine books to date. Kim graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Technology/Dietetics. She worked in hospitals, nursing homes, and as a corporate dietitian for three national weight loss companies. Kim is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as a member of the ADA Practice Group, Nutrition Entrepreneurs.

Suzanne Fisher MS, RD, LDN

Suzanne has 25 years of experience in weight loss management, nutritional counseling, sports nutrition, meal planning and recipe creation. She is a Registered Dietitian and licensed as a Nutritionist in the State of Florida. Suzanne earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and Nutrition and a Masters of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Her scope of practice for the online sector is vast, having worked for leading online weight loss programs including eDiets. My most recent project was developing the meal plans for the first online weight loss program specially designed for the pediatric population.

Daniel J. Muppidi, MD

Dr. Muppidi is a graduate of Osmania Medical College, India. He trained in Internal Medicine at the New York Downtown Hospital – Cornell Medical Center, New York and in the field of Allergy and Immunology at the SUNY Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn, NY. Later, he trained in Clinical and Laboratory Immunology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Allergy – Clinical Immunology and Clinical / Laboratory Immunology. Dr. Muppidi has been in full-time private practice since 1996. Previously, he was Senior clinical Instructor in Medicine, Tufts University, Boston and Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston.

Dr Washington Bryan, MD

Dr. Washington Bryan II is board certified in Integrative Holistic Medicine and with the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Dr. Bryan recognizes just how serious the obesity problem is for all population groups, regardless of sex, age, ethnicity, or race. He takes an interdisciplinary approach to helping patients improve and maintain a positive state of health.

Dr Zacharia Reda, MD

Dr. Zacharia Reda is board-certified in pediatric medicine, pediatric critical care. He has been in practice for over 22 years, treating thousands of children in primary pediatric care, newborn, adolescent, pulmonary, critical and intensive care. Dr. Reda served his pediatric internship and residency at Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York, and at LAC/USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, respectively. Additionally, he completed a pediatric critical care fellowship at UCLA.