Ms. Rosemarie Lyons-Kimelman was born in Black River, Jamaica, West Indies. Rosemarie began at an early age modeling her grandmother’s keen interest in natural health and herbal nutrition. Her passion for the field of nutrition continued when she migrated to the U.S.A. where she pursued a career in Dietetics and Nutrition at Florida International University. She graduated in 1988 with a Bachelors Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and began her first position in a corrections facility in Miami where she focused on Behavioral Health and Nutrition. Her vast experience covers a wide range of practice interests including Diabetes Education, Cancer Wellness, Senior and Women Nutrition Issues, Mens’ Health, Critical Care and Nutrition Support in hospitals, Hospice Care, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Children with Autism , Long Term Care and Adult Living Facilities to name a few. She has participated on radio interviews, written newsletters and newspaper articles, a cook book, performed demonstrations at cooking classes and at Health Fairs in conjunction with United Health Care and Travelers Insurance companies, provided employee wellness classes for the Bacardi Group in Miami, has been involved in lobbying with local and state representatives on critical nutrition issues related to school lunches and special needs of children with autism.
Working at B.A. R. C. in Coral Springs Florida, she was applauded for her dedication to introduce a shift from canned and processed vegetables, provided to the clients, to fresh and /or frozen choices, citing the beneficial impact and benefits of more wholesome foods on client’s mental health.
Rosemarie has more than 25 years of experience in the field of nutrition, specifically in Mental Health and Addiction. She maintains a consulting private practice and enjoys the opportunity to be a part of the Holistic Recovery Team of Therapists in providing cutting edge nutrition, knowledge and innovative interventions to our clientele and staff.