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Family Nutrition Center of  South Florida

  Pembroke Pines Office Address:

  9050 Pines Blvd. #415

  Pembroke Pines, FL 330214

Gayl J. Canfield, PhD, RDN, LDN 

Gayl Canfield is a registered and licensed dietitian.  She has over 25 years of experience in the nutrition/dietetics field, and is an expert in providing individuals and groups with the nutrition knowledge, skills, and tools needed to be successful in achieving their personal goals as well as their medical goals.  She utilizes a “non-diet” approach and is able to customize her nutrition advice to fit any lifestyle.
Gayl is passionate about helping others learn about nutrition and eating healthy. "My proudest moments as a dietitian occur when one of my clients cheerfully reports that their blood pressure is now controlled without medication, or their cholesterol level is now normal, or that they no longer have to take medication for their diabetes.”

Dr. Canfield grew up in Oklahoma, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics, and her Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition.  She earned a PhD in Nutrition Science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1995.  She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Language fluency: Spanish and English.

Much of her career was spent in academia, teaching nutrition at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  For the last 10 years, she has shared her nutrition expertise with individuals and groups in wellness, disease risk reduction, and prevention.  Some of her specialties include:

Cardiovascular disease risk reduction
Reducing cholesterol and triglyceride levels 
Reduction of high blood pressure 
Weight management 
Diabetes risk reduction
Reversing metabolic syndrome 
Cancer risk reduction

Dr. Canfield is also an accomplished speaker.  She is both scientific and practical, and can easily translate complex medical research findings into simple language and useful “real world” knowledge and skills that are accessible to all.  She has provided group nutrition presentations to physicians, dietitians, nurses, and corporate wellness programs, just to name a few.

Dr. Canfield has had extensive media exposure.  She has been quoted in the following magazines and online publications:

Print magazines
Today’s Dietitian
Pilates Style
Real Simple
Family Circle
Woman’s Day


Online publications
US News & World Report
Yahoo! News