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Marc C. O'Meara, RD, LD, CDE

Marc OMeara, RD, LD, CDE As a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, Marc worked 10 years as the nutritionist at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's Harvard Medical School-affiliated Mind/Body Medical Institute (now called Benson Henry Institute) in Boston, MA. He counseled patients in the Cardiac Wellness programs, and lectured in the cancer, chronic pain, menopause, and medical symptom reduction groups. In addition, he has lectured extensively nationally and trained other healthcare professionals internationally. While at Mind/Body Medical Institute, he developed a counseling style that focuses on self-motivation, behavior change and mindfulness.

Currently, Marc is an Outpatient Senior Nutrition Counselor at the Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH).  He works with clients in a one-on-one setting.  In addition to working with adults, he was a senior nutritionist for almost 9 years at the Harvard-affiliated Boston Children's Hospital's Lipid Clinic. He has also been the lead nutritionist in National Institutes of Health funded lifestyle research studies at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Deaconess Hospital, Roxbury Heart Center and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Marc has authored several scientific publications that focus on nutrition and health and in 2004, Marc authored nutrition chapters in two Harvard Medical School Mind/Body Approach books (Mind Your Heart and Mind Over Menopause).   A full bibliography is below.

In 2006, in response to the increasing number  of diabetic and pre-diabetic patients he was seeing, Marc became a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). This certification helped him specialize in teaching patients with diabetes how to make lifestyle changes to maintain a healthy blood sugar. In September of 2007, he started his own part-time nutrition counseling practice offering one-on-one counseling and group lectures. Many of his clients are patients from PersonalMDs, LLC in Chestnut Hill, MA. He enjoys speaking at corporations on a variety of nutrition topics or leading smoothie demos.

His specialties are:

  • Weight Loss
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiac Care (cholesterol, hypertension, etc.)
  • Vegetarian Eating
  • Mindful Eating
  • Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Conditions (including IBS)
  • Pediatric Healthy Lifestyle 

Marc is a pescatarian and an avid exerciser during all 4 New England seasons. He lives with his wife and 3 children in Massachusetts. Marc also contributes sports-related nutrition articles to his brother David's, popular running blog at


Marc's Bibliography

Published paper:

Welty FK, Stuart E, O'Meara M, Huddleston J. Effect of addition of exercise to therapeutic lifestyle changes diet in enabling women and men with coronary heart disease to reach Adult Treatment Panel III low-density lipoprotein cholesterol goal without lowering high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Am J Cardiol 2002; 89:1201-4.

Abstracts presented at scientific meetings and published as part of the proceedings.

Stuart E, O'Meara M, Zuttermeister P. Waist/hip ratio improves with multiple risk factor intervention. Circulation. 1996;94(8):I-420.
Stuart, E., Welty, F., Huddleston, J., Ennis, M., Goyer, L., O'Meara, M., et al. An Integrated Multiple Risk Reduction Program: Psychosocial and Behavioral Outcomes. Circulation (Supp.) 1997 Oct. 21; 96(8): #1058, p.191.

Stuart, E., O'Meara, M., Huddleston, J., et al. An Integrated Approach to Multiple Risk Reduction: Comparison of Outcomes from "Heart and Sole" and the Ornish Intensive Lifestyle Management Programs. Circulation (Supp.) 1997 Oct. 21; 96(8): #1956, p.350.

O'Meara MC, Zuttermeister PC, Casey A, Huddleston JS, Buselli EF, Moran MD, Friedman R, Baltos P, Stuart EM. Gender-specific lipid changes with weight loss. Circulation. 1997;96(8):I-350. 

Huddleston J., Casey A., O'Meara M., Zuttermeister T. Long Term Outcomes of an Integrated Cardiac Risk Reduction Program. AHA, 1998.

Stuart-Shor, EM, Forman, DE, & O'Meara, MC. Heart and Sole in Roxbury: A nurse managed multiple cardiac risk factor intervention in an urban minority community. Circulation. 2001;104(17):II-471. 

Stuart-Shor EM, O'Meara M, Forman DE, Mittleman M. Barriers to participation in a Risk Factor Reduction Program for African Americans. ENRS. Philadelphia, 2006

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