Diana Santa Maria, MS,RDN,LDN
Diana joined the Family Nutrition Center of South Florida (FNCSF) with over a decade of experience as a clinical dietitian/nutritionist and a personal chef. She graduated with her Masters of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Florida International University. She has experience in both clinical and long-term care dietetics. Her specialty is weight loss, diabetes, and kidney disease. Diana is passionate about both the education element of nutrition as well as the culinary components to ensure that patients have an all-encompassing road map to staying healthy.
In addition to FNCSF she also works as an onsite dietitian for a kidney care center. Diana has extensive experience with monitoring nutritional status, evaluating labs, and patients adherence to diet. Diana also provides bilingual nutrition education and counseling in English and Spanish to patients and their family to help reach nutritional goals.
In all her roles, Diana prides herself in providing excellent customer service and person-centered patient care. She is a member of the National Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is actively involved in the Broward Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Lucille Beseler, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE
President - Family Nutrition Center of South Florida
5350 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Suite 105
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
Lucille Beseler, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE founded the Family Nutrition Center of South Florida in 1991 with a vision to improve the nutritional health of families and children. As an author, professional speaker, licensed nutritionist and registered dietitian nutritionist she has reached many. Lucille was the 2016-2017 President of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics which represents 75,000 nutrition professionals.
Since 1991, Lucille has helped thousands of clients, adults and children alike. She is profoundly knowledgeable in dealing with adults and children with nutritional problems including but not limited to obesity, failure to thrive, food allergies, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease. She has practiced in the area of weight control and Bariatric nutrition for many years and is certified in Childhood and Adult Weight Management by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Her accomplishments include:
Media Experience: Extensive media experience including TV, Radio, and print media.
She is a professional speaker with a positive upbeat approach that not only entertains but educates. Her presentations have included audiences of five to 15,000.
Most recent notable speeches:
The United Nations for the 2nd International Day of Women and Children in science and math – International audience. Click on link to listen
Lucille is an avid volunteer for her profession including the Florida Dietetic Association and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She served for nine years as the Chairman of the state licensing board for dietitians/nutritionists. She went on to serve as the President of the Florida Dietetic Association and as the Chair of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Political Action Committee.Her work was heralded by the Florida International University with a PATHS award in the field of dietetics and nutrition. In July 2010, she was again honored as the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year by the members of the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Author:Her book, Nurturing with Nutrition- Everything you need to know about feeding infants and children has received great reviews from parents and pediatricians.
Nurturing with Nutrition Everything you need to know about feeding infants and toddlers : Bazarte and Beseler 2003 DMI Publications Gulfstream, FL (ISBN 0-9664365-5-5)