Olivia Birlson, MBA, RD
- Olivia is a registered dietitian and health coach with a background in the cooking demonstration.
- Olivia believes that intuitive and adventurous eating are important to a healthy, well-balanced diet and that there is room for all foods in an individual’s diet.
Olivia Birlson, MBA, RD is a registered dietitian in Chicago, Illinois. She has coached thousands of individuals from all over the world in her role as a group health coach for Noom, a company in the health-tech space teaching individuals to lead healthier lives through behavior change. She has taught students and the surrounding community at Purdue University to cook and eat in moderation, and has been published promoting body positivity among college-aged women. She holds a current position on the board of the Chicago Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Olivia earned her bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in 2016 where she studied dietetics and entrepreneurship. In 2019, she earned her MBA with a concentration in marketing and completed her dietetic supervised practice at Dominican University. She then earned her registered dietitian credential in October of 2019.
A Word from the Author
"In a world where we are constantly bombarded with the next fad diet, the perfect bodies on social media and hoards of people actively campaigning against gluten and dairy, my practice as a dietitian is a safe space for acceptance and consumption of all foods. I believe in the importance of intuitive and adventurous eating for individuals of all ages.
As a nutrition professional and lover of good food, I believe it is vital for everyone to have a working knowledge of basic cooking skills. Cooking is not only a means to feed oneself, but also a creative form of self-expression and a way to connect and form relationships through food. I spent four years at Purdue University teaching cooking skills to people of all ages and studying the self-efficacy outcomes of cooking instruction methods and I have plans to continue this throughout my practice as a registered dietitian.” -Olivia Birlson, MBA, RD