Global Women 4 Wellbeing giving women voice to create better health and wellbeing for themselves, their businesses and their communities.
"Denise was the best presenter I have seen to date. Engaging, thoughtful and knowledgeable!"
- Dartmouth College employee
As the Founder and CEO of Enlighten Nutrition & Wellness, LLC, I focus on a foundation of supportive healthy living approaches that include, nutrition, physical movement, stress management, rest, and social support systems that empower individuals and groups to maintain, promote and/or regain control of their health so they can live life to the fullest!
A Registered Dietitian through the Commission on Dietetics Registration and a Licensed Dietitian through the States of New Hampshire and Maine and a board-certified diplomate in Lifestyle Medicine by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. I have obtained advanced Certificates of Training in Weight Management for Adults and Child/Adolescents from the Commission on Dietetics Registration.
Throughout my career, I have directed and implemented several nationally recognized evidenced/research-based health improvement and wellness programs across multiple settings, worksites, healthcare sites and community sites. I have been invited to present my work at annual scientific conferences including, the American Journal of Health Promotion-Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference, the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and the American Heart Association Workplace Health Solutions Conference.
Awarded a Top 10 Health Promotion Professionals in the United States by the Wellness Council of America. I currently serve as the vice-chair of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine-Registered Dietitian Member Interest Group and on the American Heart Association-New Hampshire Board of Directors and provide expertise and volunteer services to projects that support building healthier communities.
I acheived a Master of Arts degree from Plymouth State University in Personal and Organizational Wellness with a concentration in Personal Approaches to Transformation and Healing and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from Colorado State University. While at Colorado State, I completed practical nutrition experiences with the CSU Rams Division I football team (coached by Sonny Lubick) and the Poudre Valley Hospital cardiac rehabilitation programs. Prior to transferring to CSU, I was a member of the Keene State College field hockey team. I completed my dietetic internship requirements at Keene State College.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
American College of Lifestyle Medicine
Sports, Cardiovascular & Wellness Nutritionists
US Lacrosse Association
Wellness Council of America
Plymouth State University, Adjunct Faculty, Health & Human Performance Dept.
Rise Together Today, Faculty
The Daniel Plan 21 Day Challenge, Faculty and Nourishing Food Guide Expert Contributor
Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) Faculty and Life On the Move Expert Contributor
Commission on Dietetic Registration, Adult Weight Management & Child/Adolescent Weight Management
US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program/Positive Coaching Alliance, Women’s Game-Level I & Level II Lacrosse Coach
Denise thrives on inspiring nutrition and healthy living practices that make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities to LIVE WELL! She has been a volunteer girls youth lacrosse coach for the Lakes Region Lacrosse Club for 10 years. Inspiring young female athletes to embrace the love of the game, the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship and being active.
NUTRITION EDUCATION/MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY (MNT) SERVICES, WHEN PROVIDED BY A REGISTERED DIETITIAN ARE COVERED BY MOST MAJOR MEDICAL INSURANCE CARRIERS AND MEDICARE.
A passionate advocate, leader and motivator of healthy eating, physical movement, and lifestyle practices to improve health and transform lives! Denise has been in the health and wellness field for over two decades in a variety of settings, helping countless individuals locally and nationally.