Meet the Nutritionist

National Nutrition Month 2019

Elizabeth Donahue,

Registered Dietitian, Pediatrics
with the CDTC ECHO Program


What I do at CDTC:
Provide nutrition services to children with a wide range of varying abilities and needs.

Years at CDTC: 7 years

What motivates me to come to work each day: I provide a fundamental service that abled people often don’t need to think about. For my kids here at CDTC, if I can help feeding and nourishment run smoothly, that’s one less thing for parents and caregivers to worry about.

My favorite CDTC moment: My favorite CDTC moment is a collection of moments. I love when I get to take families on a grocery shopping trip. The kids are always excited to try new things and they enjoy picking out different produce foods that they don’t normally eat. Parents are typically interested in learning the best ways to nourish their kids. It’s fun for all.

What’s the best/most common piece of advice you give our families: Choose foods that come from plants and or animals, not factories.

How I like to relax: I don’t! I have three kids! But for a good part of the year, I’m able to keep them entertained by the pool which gives me a chance to relax outside with them and soak up the outdoors.

What I’m most proud of personally or professionally: Professionally, I am most proud of my clients who are able to make healthy lifestyle choices and reach a healthy weight. They are so excited to show me their progress and the changes they’ve made.