Ayana Habtemariam, MSW, RDN, LDN Registered Dietitian

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  • She is the Owner of Truly Real Nutrition, LLC, a private nutrition practice.
  • She provides nutrition therapy for clients with disordered eating and those recovering from eating disorders.


Ayana is a nutrition therapist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and macro social worker. She encourages her clients to embrace the beauty, power, and connection that their food traditions, personal experiences, and values add to their lives. Ayana is committed to increasing awareness of intuitive eating and weight inclusive philosophies in black communities. She believes that weight-centric approaches to health and wellness only serve to exacerbate body image issues, stress, and anxiety which contribute to increased rates of chronic diseases often seen in black and other communities of color.


  • B.S. Foods & Nutrition – 2005 (Morgan State University)
  • Dietetic Internship – 2007 (University of Delaware)
  • MSW – 2010 (Temple University)
  • Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor – 2019