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Heart-Health-Vegan

Emily Perryman, RDN, Vegan Dietitian

Online Plant-Based Dietitian in the United States

Greetings and welcome to my profile! I'm Ashley, a registered dietitian and nutritionist with a focus on plant-based eating. Through Zoom sessions, I offer my services to individuals across multiple states in the United States. Here are some areas of expertise I specialize in:

Weight Loss

Leveraging her own 35-pound weight loss on a vegan diet, Emily offers personalized guidance to help clients achieve their weight goals sustainably and joyfully.

Balanced Diet

Since 2015, Emily has excelled on a vegan diet and now shares her expertise through cooking classes and workshops in Baltimore and New York.

Sports Nutrition

Drawing from her athletic background in basketball and soccer, Emily enhances performance and health through personalized plant-based guidance for athletes and active individuals.

Eating Disorders

Emily, having overcome orthorexia, empathetically supports clients on their healing journeys, fostering a safe and empowering environment for rebuilding their relationship with food.

IBS and Digestive Problems

Emily helps clients with IBS and digestive issues by offering personalized guidance to identify root causes of symptoms. She is dedicated to supporting clients in improving their GI health and overall well-being.

Pregnancy and Lactation

Emily creates a supportive environment for expectant and breastfeeding mothers to share their experiences. She offers customized nutritional support to optimize the health of both mother and baby.

Toddler / Child / Adolescent Nutrition

Emily is committed to promoting healthy eating habits in young clients, drawing from her own upbringing. She shares recipes and kitchen tips to make mealtime enjoyable for families.

Intuitive Eating

Emily, a plant-based dietitian, promotes intuitive eating to foster healthier relationships with food and body. She guides clients to adopt mindful eating practices aligned with their values.

Chronic Condition Management

Emily aids in preventing, managing, and reversing diseases like Type 2 Diabetes through plant-based nutrition and healthy lifestyle practices, empowering others to prioritize their health.

About Emily, Plant-Based Registered Dietitian

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  • Became vegetarian in 1997
  • Transitioned to a vegan diet in 2015 and a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle in 2016
  • Masters of Science in Food and Nutrition from Saint Elizabeth University in 2014
  • Plant-Based Prevention of Disease Conference attendee: 2020-2024
  • Plant-based Registered Dietitian
  • License to practice as a Registered Dietitian in:
    • Maryland: DX3869

While she is not a licensed registered dietitian in all states, Emily can conduct virtual Zoom sessions as a nutrition expert in those states where “practice exclusivity” dietitian regulations are not in place.

These states include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Relevant Past Work & Volunteer Experience

  • 2019-2024: Dietitian in an outpatient lifestyle-focused weight loss center: supporting patients with setting and working toward SMART goals, creating customized meal plans, and addressing nutrition-related challenges and successes 
  • 2016-2024: Private practice Dietitian working with clients in plant-powered weight loss and disease prevention & reversal programs and in nutrition consultations to help them achieve their wellness goals
  • 2016-Present: Volunteer with Red Robin Animal Sanctuary and the Urban Life Center to provide plant-based cooking classes and wellness-related talks to community members

Fun Facts About Emily

  • Emily is an animal lover with a special fondness for Australian Shepherds
  • One of Emily’s proudest moment was rescuing a missing horse and reuniting him with his guardian
  • Emily did Taekwondo for 11 years and is a third degree black belt
  • Her hobbies include volunteering with Red Robin Animal Sanctuary (RRS) in NY, outdoor activities especially hiking, cycling, and backpacking, and getting creative in the kitchen

Emily and Her Journey with Plant-Based Nutrition

What motivated you to become a dietitian?

As an active child, I began to develop an interest in how food was affecting my energy levels, athletic performance, and overall health. As I started to make healthier food choices in college, I experienced many positive effects on my athletic performance and energy levels and started to share what I was experiencing with my teammates. I discovered that I really enjoyed sharing what I was learning as well as delving into nutrition-related information to help answer questions that would arise. I also knew I wanted to pursue a career where I could try to help positively impact the health and happiness of others so a  Dietitian seemed like a great fit given my love for nutrition and cooking!

When did you become vegan?

I have been vegetarian since 1997 and plant-based/vegan since 2015!

Why are you plant-based?

I became vegetarian at the age of 11 when one of my teachers introduced me to the concept of not eating animals after learning of my special fondness for them. I made the change to a vegan diet after I learned about the dairy industry in 2015, and am so grateful I did; not only have I experienced many health benefits, the vegan lifestyle also aligns with my values of compassion for all beings and the planet as well as honoring health as one of our greatest gifts. Shortly after adopting a vegan diet, I was made aware of the additional benefits of a whole-food, plant-based diet and dove right in!

Improve and optimize your nutrition with Emily!