FOUNDER/Provider

Denise Poudrier Normandin, MA, RD, LD

Denise has been in the health and wellness field for over 20 years' in a variety of settings from clinical/outpatient nutrition to public health education. A passionate advocate, leader and motivator of healthy eating, physical movement, and lifestyle medicine practices to make lives better and improve health.


She is a Registered Dietitian through the Commission on Dietetics Registration and a Licensed Dietitian through the State of New Hampshire. Denise has achieved Certificates of Training in Weight Management for Adults and Child/Adolescents from the Commission on Dietetics Registration.


She is the Founder and CEO of ENLIGHTEN Nutrition and Wellness. Thoughout her career, Denise has directed and implemented several nationally recognized evidenced/research-based health improvement and wellness programs across multiple settings, worksites, healthcare sites and community sites. She has been invited to present her 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.


In 2016, she was awarded one of the Top 10 Health Promotion Professionals in the country by the Wellness Council of America. Denise currently serves as the co-chair of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Registered Dietetian workgroup and on the American Heart Association, NH Board of Directors and focuses on community action projects.


Denise earned her Master of Arts degree from Plymouth State University in Personal and Organizational Wellness with a concentration in Personal Approaches to Transformation and Healing. As an undergraduate, Denise studied Human Nutrition and Dietetics at Colorado State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree. 


SPECIALTIES/INTEREST:

Lifestyle medicine is a novel patient-centered approach of addressing your health and empowering you with information to regain control of your health to live your best life. We educate you on how to incorporate nutrition, phyiscal movement, stress reduction, rest, and social support systems into your lifestyle to create an individualized plan to achieve your goals. 

 

Denise is a teaching lecturer at Plymouth State University where she teaches nutrition and healthy living courses. She is also certified as a Women’s Game-Level I & Level II Lacrosse Coach through the U.S. Lacrosse Coaching Education Program and serves as a volunteer youth lacrosse coach in the lakes region. 


She thrives on inspiring nutrition and healthy living practices that make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities to LIVE WELL!   


NUTRITION EDUCATION/MEDICAL NURTRITION THERAPY (MNT) SERVICES, WHEN PROVIDED BY A REGISTERED DIETITIAN ARE COVERED BY MOST MAJOR MEDICAL INSURANCE CARRIERS.

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