Dana is a registered and licensed dietitian (RD, LD) in Houston, Texas with more than 10 years of professional experience in the Texas Medical center and 2 million followers.


Dana has a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Human Nutrition and Foods from the University of Houston in Houston, Texas (2006). Upon graduation, Dana went on to complete her dietetic internship at one of the most competitive programs in the country – the University of Houston Dietetic Internship Program (2007). In addition to licensure as a RD, Dana sought out certification in nutrition support –- a sophisticated and specialized practice –- and was awarded licensure as a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC) for the certification period 2010 – 2015.

Academic Awards

Undergraduate awards include Magna Cum Laude (3.67 GPA) and Nutrition Student of the Year awarded by the Department of Health and Human Performance (University of Houston, 2006).

Athletic Awards

Dana participated in competitive soccer throughout her childhood and was ultimately awarded a full collegiate soccer scholarship for her efforts (McNeese State University, 2000). Prior to beginning her collegiate soccer career, Dana played soccer for one of the most prestigious girl’s soccer clubs in the nation, Challenge Soccer Club (1994 – 1999).

Professional Experience

Dana’s work experience includes clinical dietitian at Ben Taub General Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, Felix Spiegel, MD, and The Davis Clinic.

While completing her undergraduate studies, Dana worked assisted with bone mineral absorption studies at the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center (CNRC) — one of six USDA human nutrition research centers. The CNRC is operated by Baylor College of Medicine in cooperation with Texas Children’s Hospital and the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

In addition, Dana has served as an officer of multiple professional organizations, including the Houston Pediatric Nutrition Group and the Houston Area Dietetic Association.

Currently, Dana offers individual and group nutrition consultations to clients through traditional face-to-face and online consultations in Houston, Texas. For fun, Dana provides free nutrition and fitness education to millions of people through her public Facebook page, Rebel Dietitian.


Dana provides reliable nutrition and fitness education and inspiration to foodies seeking optimal health and wellness, with an emphasis on sustainable weight loss, through her wildly popular Facebook page, Rebel Dietitian (formerly Eat Clean, Train Mean, Live Green). Last, but not least, she is a proud mother and vegan, who enjoys reading, graphic design, exploring and interacting with nature, and multiple fitness activities including soccer, strength training, running, and snowboarding.

Learn More

Rebel Lifestyle

To learn more about my lifestyle, visit the page titled Rebel Lifestyle.

Rebel Grub

To view photos of my grub, check out the page titled Rebel Grub.

Meal Planning

To view meal planning information, head over to the page Meal Planning.

Shopping Lists

To view shopping lists, visit the page titled Shopping Lists.

Posters and Charts

To view my posters and charts, hit up the page titled Posters.

Pinterest and Facebook

Don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest and/or Facebook.

Big hugs and rebel love,

Rebel Photos

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