Lorraine Kearney BASc, NDTR, is an Adjunct Professor at the City University of New York, Cornell University guest speaker and Sugar Detox Expert. Her background is in dietetics, food science and psychology. Lorraine graduated from CUNY, accredited by the Commission of Dietetics.
She completed over 400 hour of an assisted Dietetic Internship at New York State Veterans home where she completed her clinical and food service rotations. Lorraine’s internship was conducted by the guidelines of the Commission on Dietetics Registration. She is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, New York City Education Network, and New York State Dietetic Association.
Lorraine loves to give back to the community by volunteering her services at many organizations around the city such as God’s Love We Deliver, Food Bank of New York, and The Wounded Warrior Project.
Before starting her own practice, Lorraine worked with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention. There, she developed and implemented programs to improve the health and wellbeing of all New Yorkers.
How food is ingested and broken down by the body has always been a passion of mine. At first, it was a mere interest rather than a career, until one day a young soldier changed my life. Years ago, I had the opportunity to house wounded veterans in my home. Every summer, injured soldiers from Walter Reed Medical Center would come to my town to partake in rehabilitation activities.
With each soldier I met I learned something new about my life, empathy, perseverance, patience and determination. These soldiers were trying to regain their life, and were at the same time changing mine and shaping me into the person I have become.
Of the three soldiers, the first soldier taught me how love, honesty, and communication can rebuild relationships and help shape the future. The second soldier taught me patience and knowing when to give a person time to open up without pushing. The third soldier opened my eyes to the importance of food and to the psychological effect our mind has in making food-related decisions. After meeting him I knew that I had to pursue a career in nutrition to help people navigate through this amazing field.
When meeting with clients these are the skills I use along with two degrees in food and nutrition science from accredited colleges in dietetics and members of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. I also hold a minor in psychology. Combined, they help me implement an individualized nutrition and lifestyle plan catered to the person’s specific needs.