Farrell Dietitian Services, LLC is a Limited Liability Corporation providing high quality, evidence-based Medical Nutrition Therapy to meet your nutrition assessment and counseling needs. Group seminars and workshops are also available. Sessions may occur at the office location or on-site for workplace wellness programs.
Nancy Z. Farrell, MS, RD brings over 25 years of experience as a nutrition medical professional. For more information see About Us.
Nancy regularly appears on the WFVA 1230AM radio Community Link program. Be sure to check www.am1230wfva.com for the latest schedule.
Articles of Interest
Home Cooking With Nancy Farrell
Home Cooking is a regular feature on The Front Burner that offers a peek at how home cooks around the Fredericksburg area work in their kitchens. If you’d like to answer our questionnaire, download it hereand return your responses to firstname.lastname@example.org with a digital photo of yourself, or pass it along to anyone you think would like to participate.
Name: Nancy Farrell
Tell us who you are and why you cook.
I am a Registered Dietitian and I have a private nutrition counseling practice in Fredericksburg. I am also a college instructor. I cook as part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Describe your cooking style in three words.
Simple, traditional, healthy
Big Breakfast Debate
For years, dietitians have advised people not to skip breakfast, in part because skipping breakfast leaves people hungry and susceptible to bingeing later on. But a study recently reported on in the New York Times seems to challenge that advice. The lead on the story caught my eye:
“Dieters are sometimes told to have a substantial breakfast, because it reduces the amount of food consumed during the rest of the day. Not so, a new study reports.”
A Healthy New Year
Small steps can lead to big improvements
January 2, 2011 12:35 am
By Donya Currie
Want to make a New Year's resolution that sticks? Consider calling it something else.
"Start with an intent or intention, not a resolution," said local registered dietitian Nancy Farrell. "Sometimes, people feel like they have to make a resolution, they have to give something up, they have to deny themselves."
Popular Food Myths
By Molly McCarthy
Does turkey really make you tired? Are sugary foods actually the cause of hyperactive kids? Is chocolate a cure for depression? These are just a few of the countless misconceptions surrounding food in America.
Despite scientific research that proves the opposite, many people still regard these misguided beliefs as truth. Nancy Farrell, RD, of Farrell Dietitian Services took time to debunk some of these popular myths.
Dietitian vs. Nutritionist
Nutritionist. Food Coach. How Good Is Their Diet Advice?
February 5, 2010 - If you feel the need for professional help with your eating habits or diet, you may assume a nutritionist is the person to talk to. As it turns out, that's not a particularly specific or useful term—a point driven home by recent advice published in a magazine from a "nutritionist" who claimed weight loss is aided by eating carbs and protein at separate meals, a notion not supported by science. (Mariah Carey followed similar advice from her trainer/nutritionist in 2008.) Read More