Maria-Paula Carrillo, MS, RDN, LD
Maria-Paula's interest in nutrition started during her high-school years when she visited a Registered Dietitian in her native country of Ecuador. At that time, she realized her passion - helping others achieve their goals through healthy eating.
Maria-Paula decided to embark on a journey and enrolled at Texas Woman’s University to pursue her goals. She continued her educational growth there obtaining a Master Degree in Nutrition.
As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Maria-Paula has been working with families from the start. She has provided services at Head Start of Greater Dallas, the Women, Infants and Children’s Program (WIC), the Neonatal ICU at Parkland Hospital and for 7 years she was a Dietitian at Children’s Health (formerly Children’s Medical Center) in Dallas where her focus was Gastroenterology Disorders.
Having a family of her own, Maria-Paula gets satisfaction in helping families work together in achieving their nutritional goals. She has several years of experience providing weight management counseling as well as working with families and individuals with food allergies, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Failure to Thrive (FTT), feeding tubes and feeding difficulties, and Celiac Disease, amongst others.
In addition, Maria-Paula enjoys sharing her knowledge with many. She loves to write articles for magazines, newspapers or blogs and is happy to give a TV or radio interview. She presents science- based information that she translates into practical tips to a public or professional group.
Maria-Paula is a fitness enthusiast who loves to run and is a regular participant in Camp Gladiator. She has discovered a challenge in Obstacle Course Races which she does regularly. She stays busy keeping up with her daughters Victoria and Sophia who are the inspiration for everything her and her husband Chris do.