Working with a Registered Dietitian at the Y can help you implement healthier eating habits. RDs are trained to provide personalized nutrition plans that support your goals with sustainable lifestyle changes for you to live your healthiest life. RDs are also licensed to help you manage chronic medical conditions such as; diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, CHF, malnutrition, kidney disease and high blood pressure. 

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Meet the Dietitian

Marie Gorski, MFN, RD, LD


As a Registered Dietitian, Marie is passionate about helping clients meet their wellness goals such as:

  • Weight loss/gain
  • Diabetes/pre-diabetes 
  • Heart disease/CHF
  • Blood Pressure/hypertension
  • Cancer
  • Plant based diets (vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, flexitarian)
  • Weight loss trends (keto, intermittent fasting, intuitive eating, etc.)
  • Women’s health (fertility, PCOS, maternal healthy)
  • Healthy aging (65 and up)
  • General wellness

Marie completed her Masters of Food and Nutrition Sciences and Dietetic Internship in 2012 from Bowling Green State University and Bachelors of Science - Dietetics in 2010 from Fontbonne University

Passions and Personal Statement

In her free time, Marie enjoys cooking, hiking, photography, traveling, spending time with her two human and one canine children and is currently training to become a certified yoga instructor.

“The journey and the goal are one in the same. We are forever evolving and trying to become the best versions of ourselves. How we nourish our bodies has a tremendous impact on our path to wellness”. 

“As a clinician, I work with clients to provide the tools and strategies that empower them to reach their wellness goals so they can Be the Boss”.

What is a Registered Dietitian?

Registered Dietitians (RDs or RDNs) are licensed healthcare professionals in the field of nutrition trained to diagnose and treat nutrition-related illnesses and counsel patients in all areas of nutrition-focused wellness care. Dietitians work collaboratively with your healthcare team, including physicians, nurse practitioners, and specialists to provide an individualized patient approach.

Nutrition Services

Nutrition Counseling

Nutrition Counseling is an evidence-based approach to treating chronic conditions through nutrition. Nutrition Counseling treats a variety of chronic conditions through in-depth, individualized nutrition care. This journey includes an assessment of your eating habits and overall lifestyle and a personalized nutrition plan to help you live a healthier life!

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Nutrition Workshops

Monthly dietitian-approved nutrition workshops are held by experienced and knowledgeable Y Health and Wellness staff Health. We offer a variety of rotating topics, including eating health on a budget, reading food labels, sports nutrition, diabetes management, and more!

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Cooking Classes

Join our Health and Wellness team for monthly cooking classes where we explore a variety of health topics such as “Brain Food - Eating for Healthy Aging” and “Global Cuisine”. Cooking classes are led by a Registered Dietitian or Health Coach or occasional guest speakers!

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Check out Our Healthy for Life Nutrition Series

Check out nutrition podcasts by YMCA Registered Dietitian, Marie Gorski! Her Nutrition Series: Healthy for Life will walk you through various topics designed to help you and your loved ones live a healthier and happier life!

Download a Copy of Our Recipe Book

We hope you enjoy these Dietitian created and approved recipes!