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Our Registered Dietitians are the Best in the San Jose Area!

NTE Registered Dietitians & Nutritionists in the San Jose Area

We Bring the Joy in Nutrition Training & Understanding

Registered Dietitians & Health Professionals…

agree that nutrition services are one of the first treatments that individuals should receive to improve conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. Many dietitians and nutritionists work in the treatment and prevention of disease by providing medical nutrition therapy. Our RDNs work together acting as a team in various practice settings. Such as hospitals, physician offices, private practice and other health care facilities.

Medical nutrition therapy is covered by a variety of insurance plans. Under the Medicare Part B Program, you can receive nutrition services from our nutritionists to help improve your health. Medicare Part B covers medical nutrition therapy for diabetes and kidney disease as well. You may be eligible for at least three hours of medical nutrition therapy services in the first year of care and two hours each additional year. If you have private insurance (such as through your employer), check with your insurance plan for specific medical nutrition therapy coverage details. Your plan may cover nutrition counseling for a wide variety of chronic conditions and health concerns, such as heart disease, diabetes and obesity.


Together with our help, you will set nutrition goals to improve your health. Medical nutrition therapy provided by an RDN includes:

  • Review of what you eat and your eating habits.
  • Thorough review of your nutritional health.
  • Personalized nutrition treatment plan.

The first visit with your registered dietitian nutritionist will take approximately one hour. After the first session, the registered dietitian will schedule follow-up appointments to check on your progress and see if changes are needed in your nutrition goals and treatment plan.

Our Key Staff of Registered Dietitians

A network of Innovative Registered Dietitians in San Jose

Nutrition Therapy Essential’s registered dietitians & nutritionists  provide clinical and management services to healthcare communities throughout the state of California. Our registered dietitians work closely with physicians, nurses and other professional staff to meet a person’s nutritional needs. NTE has RDN’s with character and commitment who care about their communities. View our key staff members below. To see a list of our wellness programs and nutrition options, Click Here!

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Suzanne Ousey (Sam), RDN
President And Founder

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Sukanya Singh, MS, RDN
Director of Education

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Danelle Willey, RDN
Director of Operations

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Paul Ladewig, RDN, Chef
Director of Culinary Works

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Dawn McCullough
Office Manager

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David Trask, RDN
Director of Operations

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Nikki Andres
RDN, Director of Operations

Internship for Registered Dietitians

NTE collaborates with San Jose State University’s nutrition food science and packaging’s dietetic internship program, Fresno State University’s nutrition department and other independent dietetic internship programs to mentor and develop confident Future RDN’s.


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Changing Lives One Meal at a Time.


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