Samantha's story is unique as a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist- her compassion for helping people comes from her life experience as well as her education. Samantha Barone is a 10-year veteran to a quarter-life crisis. After graduating from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Multimedia Journalism, Samantha was morbidly obese, depressed and lost. She had struggled with her weight and lacked self-confidence her entire life. At age 25, Samantha decided to get healthy and gain control of her life. At more than 350lbs, Samantha decided to undergo Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery, which was the catalyst needed to find her destined path in life.
In the years that followed, Samantha shed over 150lbs and enrolled at Keiser University to once again change her life for the better. Since graduating Magna cum Laude in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition, Samantha has worked as a clinical dietitian in a distinguished level 1 trauma center, providing Medical Nutrition Therapy to patients with a multitude of disease states and conditions. Samantha also serves as the outpatient Bariatric Dietitian for a rapidly growing Surgical Weight Loss Program counseling patients with many different comorbidities, including Diabetes, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea and high cholesterol. Her work counseling bariatric patients throughout their new path is what motivates her to continue to become the best version of herself she can be.
Samantha is fiercely passionate about using her own life experience to show her clients that it’s never too late to get healthy. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and the Obesity Action Coalition. Samantha believes in a realistic approach to nutrition counseling and provides dietary guidance based on each client’s individual needs.
Samantha Barone RDN,LDN
5350 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Suite 105
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
Lucille Beseler, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE
President - Family Nutrition Center of South Florida
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)