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Nutrition Services Specialized Staff

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Holy Name - Debbie Bessen, MS, RD, CSO, CLT
Debbie Bessen, MS, RD, CSO, CLT
Nutrition Outreach Manager

Debbie is the Nutrition Outreach Manager for Holy Name Medical Center and has more than 25 years of experience as a registered dietitian nutritionist with broad experience within the field. She holds a Master of Science degree from Queens College and is a Board-Certified Specialist in Oncology.

Ms. Bessen believes in food as medicine and utilizes an integrative approach when counseling patients. She specializes in weight management, gastrointestinal issues, food sensitivities and helping her patients reach their health goals with wellness in mind.

Ms. Bessen loves sharing her knowledge of nutrition and food and focuses on healthful habits instead of restrictions. She has been recognized as "best nutritionist" by voters of the Jewish Standard for three consecutive years.

Holy Name - Tracee Yablon Brenner, RDN, HHC, CLT,
Tracee Yablon Brenner, RDN, HHC, CLT,
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Tracee Yablon Brenner, RDN has more than 25 years of experience as a registered dietitian nutritionist and is a trained culinary professional. Her philosophy is food first, that nourishing food is information to the body and an important piece of the puzzle toward achieving optimum health and healing. She provides in person outpatient nutrition counseling sessions.

Ms. Yablon Brenner graduated from Johnson & Wales University's prestigious Culinary Arts program, prior to coming to Holy Name in 2021, she had a private practice, specializing in medical nutrition therapy, coaching, and nutrition communications. She provided recipe and product development, food quality and product testing, product nutrient analysis, marketing communications, and promotional strategy. Ms. Yablon Brenner also co-authored two books: "Simple Foods for Busy Families" and "Great Expectations: Best Foods for Your Baby & Toddler." Her expertise and recipes have been included in Reader's Digest, Fitness, U.S. News & World report, and many other leading publications.