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Venus S. Kalami, MNSP, RD, CSP

  • Venus Kalami
  • “I encourage people to view nutrition as an empowering tool.”

I encourage people to view nutrition as an empowering tool, and children with specific dietary needs to view diet not as their identity, but more simply as one of the tools in their toolbox to help them be their happiest, truest selves.

I take a compassionate and holistic approach to settle parents’ distress, empower them with information, and diffuse anxiety so their children with diet-related conditions, such as celiac disease, can continue to have wholesome, healthy, and intuitive relationships with food.

My biggest inspiration in my work is the children I serve. I’m endlessly humbled by how grounded children can be in the face of adversity. Seeing kids adapt to living through what can feel like the roller coaster of chronic disease leaves me in awe of their resiliency and motivates me to tackle the barriers they face as a team. At the end of the day, these children are my teachers, mentors, and guiding lights.

Work and Education

Professional Education

Master of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA, 2020

Bachelor of Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, 2016

Honors and Award

James Beard Foundation Culinary Scholarship of the Peninsula, July 2017

California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dolores Nyhus Graduate Fellowship Fund, June 2017

Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Outstanding Student, April 2016

Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Circle of Friends Scholarship, April 2015

Oda and Leon Livchitz Memorial Scholarship, September 2015

Dierks-Morgan Scholarship, September 2014