Registered Dietitian McKenzie Hall
McKenzie Hall is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, writer, speaker and nutrition spokesperson focused on helping others develop a positive relationship with food and their bodies. With her business partner, Lisa Samuel, McKenzie co-founded Nourish RDs, a nutrition communications and consulting company. Together, they partner with other like-mind food, health, and PR companies, health professionals, and commodity boards to educate others about the value in developing maintainable and sustainable habits to achieve health, happiness and balanced living. Basked in the greater Los Angeles area, she provides individual and group nutritional counseling, grocery store tours, nutrition workshops, and cooking classes. McKenzie is also a contributing editor for the award winning publication, Environmental Nutrition, and her numerous other articles can be found in publications such as The Chicago Tribune, Today’s Dietitian, The Daily Press, The Morning Call, Buffalo News, OR Today, The Santa Clarita Valley’s Signal Healthy & Family Guide, and more. McKenzie graduated magna cum laude from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo with a degree in Food Science and Nutrition and completed her Dietetic Internship at Bastyr University in Seattle. In addition to following her own “non-diet” advice, McKenzie loves discovering new hiking trails (in both California and back home in Alberta, Canada), camping the local food at her favorite farmer’s markets, and baking in her sunny California kitchen.
Born and raised in a small beach town in Southern California, Holly Markey’s food career journey began with a catering class at her local community college at 18. She loved it, and was immediately bitten by the culinary bug. She later received her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Kaplan University, and continues to participate in culinary programs and classes all over California and the UK. Holly has spent the majority of her culinary career as a family chef and personal events caterer, before joining NourishRDs. She continually strives to make a positive impact in her community by volunteering her time with her local food bank, working mostly with children and families to learn the importance of proper nutrition and using the food bank’s resources to create balanced meals at home.