MAGGIE WARD, MS, RD, LDN – is the Nutrition Director at The UltraWellness Center. Maggie holds a masters degree in Nutrition from Bastyr University which focuses on using whole foods for holistic Nutrition Therapy. In addition, she completed her requirements to become a registered dietitian at Westchester Medical Center in NY. Prior to joining The UltraWellness Center team in 2008, Maggie worked at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York providing nutrition counseling to children and families dealing with HIV. She also taught at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan and other sites throughout New York City, teaching nutritionally focused cooking classes for children and adults.
Much of her focus is on food allergies, digestive disorders, inflammatory conditions, Pediatrics and Sports Nutrition. Maggie has been counseling individuals, families and business groups on therapeutic diets to address various health concerns for more than 15 years. Her ongoing clinical training through the Institute for Functional Medicine uses a systems biology approach when working with those who suffer from chronic and acute conditions to help them find their path to healing. She has a passion for cooking and reconnecting people with their potential to heal using whole, organic and local foods.
Maggie has been featured on Sesame Street teaching cooking classes for children. She is sought after for her nutrition expertise in editing nutrition books, leading community groups and contributes to various health publications including, Experience Life, Daily Health News and Natural Living – KONK AM 1500. She helped launch the development of the Nutrition coaching programs for Hyman Enterprises that now provides online nutrition support to the general public.
Maggie lives in Lee with her daughter and enjoys running, hiking, yoga and traveling.
Learn more about Maggies’s personal journey to Functional Nutrition here.
Some conditions Maggie specializes in
- Digestive disorders
- Autoimmune conditions
- Food sensitivities
- Metabolic syndrome
- Weight loss/maintenance
- Health optimization
- Sports Performance
- Cognitive Decline
Publications and Press
Interviews and Videos
Working with Maggie
Your initial 50 minute appointment with Maggie can be done in person at The UltraWellness Center or virtually if you are unable to travel. During your initial appointment, Maggie will take the time necessary to understand your medical and nutritional history and will then create a comprehensive nutrition and lifestyle plan. She may also recommend functional medicine testing and/or dietary supplements if needed.