Denny Dao, RD LD

Denny Dao, Registered Dietitian - Houston Family Nutrition

My belief is that everyone’s needs are different. Everyone’s journey is different and everyone’s experience is different. It has been a life goal of mine since early on to want to help others and I constantly wanted to find the best way to do it. It didn’t take long for me to find out how important nutrition was, and at the same time how much I could do in this field.

I meet you where you are with respect for your history on your path to wellness. Whether you are just beginning that journey or you have been doing it for years but now experience a stubborn rut—I work with you to assess where you are to help you in the most effective way. The result is tailored nutrition therapy that is just right for you. I am a strong proponent of individualized care that isn’t a cookie-cutter recommendation. Using effective communication and thorough assessment, I help find the best way forward.

I come from a family that celebrated the importance of nutrition and have been through numerous attempts myself to find what wellness was. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Houston with a B.S. in Nutrition and also participated in undergraduate research and completed my internship at University of Houston. I am currently working towards becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist to better work with the athletic community.

Believe it or not, the picture of me here is the only photo I have of myself. Every other photo I own is of my Dachshund-mix, Chip, who, when rescued, looked like a chocolate chip morsel on my bed—the naming was only coincidental there. He asks for more attention than I can give but he deserves every moment of it.

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