Karina Tolentino, RD, CHWC Title: Dietitian Education: San Francisco State University Expertise: Dietetics Member of the Academy of Nutrition and DieteticsNutrition Blogger Experience Karina Tolentino, RD, CHWC is a dietitian and health coach specializing in treating people living with chronic kidney disease. Her approach to nutrition is making diet changes to improve health in an enjoyable and sustainable way throughout a patient’s life. Karina encourages autonomy in healthcare and supports making nutrition decisions that align with personal values. She is also a freelance writer and writes on her personal blog Dietitian Karina. I became a dietitian to help others adopt a healthy lifestyle to feel happy in their body and prevent disease. I'm committed to supporting people in unlearning nutrition misinformation and fostering a positive relationship between food and wellness. Education Karina received her bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University. She completed over 1200 hours of supervised practice in her Dietetic internship with the French food service management company Sodexo. She received her Health and Wellness Coach Certification through Wellcoaches School of Coaching. About Health Health, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for empathetic, trustworthy, and actionable health and wellness information so you can make the best choice for your health. We reach more than 9 million readers a month. We ensure the accuracy of our content by relying on seasoned health journalists, credentialed medical professionals and thorough fact checkers. Learn more about us and our editorial process.