Eating Well Shouldn’t Be Complicated
Nutrition Advantage can help simplify confusing Nutrition messages and allow you to tune in to mindful
eating. Let’s work together to develop a plan that considers lifestyle impact and provides
an individualized approach to support your goals.
What We Offer Our Clients
We work with a variety of clients to provide nutrition management of medical conditions,
digestive issues, weight management and disordered eating. Individual Nutrition
Therapy appointments are available both in-office and via telehealth.
We also offer Weight Loss support groups and Grocery Store Tours for added support!
Dietitian Nutritionists that can help your relationship with food and your journey to health.
Nutrition Advantage was founded in 2000 in Dayton, Ohio by Debbie Serenius, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Licensed Dietitian (LD). Debbie received her Bachelor of Science from Miami University and completed her Dietetic Internship at Andrews University and Kettering Hospital.
“I love to connect with people around food, health and self-awareness. When not working I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, walking, yoga, reading a good book and laughing.”
Debbie has counseled more than a thousand patients in diverse areas including Cardiovascular Disease, Hyperlipidemia, Diabetes, IBS, Eating Disorders, Food Allergies and Athletics; Led athletic training seminars with clients including the University of Dayton and Miami University; Partnered with companies including DP&L, Pfizer and Novo Nordisk to provide Corporate Wellness and Comprehensive Health Topic Presentations; Been a member of the Speakers Bureau for a New York based company providing health and wellness speakers to large corporations. Debbie is available for speaking to your company or group. Popular wellness topics include Healthy Eating on the Run, Eat to Improve Health and Energy, and Diabetes 101.
Julia Blackford RDN, LD
Julia graduated from the University of Dayton in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and then completed her internship at Miami Valley Hospital. After briefly working in the hospital setting, she went on to pursue her passion of outpatient counseling. She spent several years educating patients in the outpatient setting on a variety of conditions including diabetes, heart disease, weight management, and pregnancy nutrition. She joined Nutrition Advantage in 2020.
“My goal as a dietitian is to provide support, education, and straightforward guidance to help clients develop healthier habits with both their food choices and their relationship with food. I believe so many factors can affect our food choices. My hope is to simplify the process of finding nourishing foods that still allow us to have an enjoyable eating experience. It is essential to treat ourselves with kindness and patience to find that empowering voice inside of us as we work towards improving our health, one meal at a time. In my free time, I enjoy taking walks, baking (dietitians can have a sweet tooth too! :)), trying out new restaurants, and relaxing with my cat.”