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Suzanne Ousey (Sam), RDN, President And Founder


Suzanne Ousey is the Founder/Owner of Nutrition Therapy Essentials. As a Consulting Dietitian with over 38 years of experience in Management and Nutrition Services, her company provides Registered Dietitians and associated healthcare services to facilities and communities throughout California. Sam is known for her energy, enthusiasm, and humor that shines through in presentations such as “Are There Monsters in Your Kitchen?” or “Got G’s?



Food Service Management

  • Understands culture change, menu programs, dining enhancement
  • Supervised the Dietary Department for 3 major hospitals
  • Implemented proper dining practice standards according to Food & Dining Clinical Standards Task Force in over 40 facilities

Clinical Management

  • Applies Medical Nutrition Therapy as a RD in Long Term Care Facilities while continually contracting and placing professional RDs
  • Oversees and enhances the Nutrition Service Departments for every NTE facility in California
  • Designs and organizes all budgeting and employee scheduling

Employee Training

  • Trains Dietary Managers, hires and mentors Consulting Dietitians throughout California
  • Pioneers programs: Cook Training, Quality Review, Policy and Procedure, Community Nutrition Education & Wellness Events


  • Maintains professional affiliations with SJSU Internship program, advisory board member



Graduate from Winthrop University, South Carolina:

  • BS Food & Nutrition 1984
  • Aramark Ap4 Program 1992



  • Excellence in Private Practice, Business or Communications 2010
  • Speaker for CAHF, ANFP CA Chapters and CDA
  • Leadership positions held with CDA, CMS, CAHF and DHCC

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