Marie E. Pierrelus
Marie Pierrelus is originally from the Caribbean and was raised in South Florida. While in college, she took a nutrition course which led her to appreciate the preventive role that nutrition plays in the development of chronic illnesses. Consequently, she earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Florida. She completed her dietetic internship with Pasco County Health Department with placements at South Miami Hospital and Miami Children’s Hospital, and a Didactic Program in Dietetics with Kansas State University.
Marie’s expertise is in public health nutrition with more than 15 years of experience in positions such as Nutrition Educator, Public Health Nutritionist, and Public Health Nutritionist Supervisor with the Florida Department of Health in Collier County (WIC Program). She also brings a wealth of experience in pediatric, prenatal, postpartum, and lactation nutrition. Marie is a Certified Lactation Counselor and holds a Certificate in Adult and Pediatric Weight Management. In addition to community nutrition, Marie worked in pediatric inpatient and outpatient settings and provided medical nutrition therapy in the neonatal ICU and pediatric specialty clinic of Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.
Marie embraces diversity and believes in providing culturally competent nutrition counseling/education to her patients. She incorporates multicultural understanding in her practice and speaks English, Haitian Creole, and Spanish. In her spare time, Marie likes to spend time with her family, travel, and listen to audiobooks. She looks forward to providing patient-centered care as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with the Core Health Partners team.