About Rima

About Rima

Rima Kleiner, MS, RD, LDN, CLT is a nationally-recognized food and nutrition expert based in Greensboro, NC. She is passionate about food and health, and she helps connect the two for individuals and national organizations.

As a nutrition communications consultant, Rima helps translate nutrition science into bite-sized, impactful language that audiences will understand and appreciate. Services include blogging, keynote speaking, food policy guidance and more. A partial list of clients includes AOL, National Fisheries Institute, Kaiser Permanente, The Coca-Cola Company, TIAA-CREF, Frontier Airlines and Food Allergy Families of the Triad.

As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and owner of Smart Mouth Nutrition, Rima helps children, adults and families understand how to eat better so they may live better. She helps clients understand how to manage food allergies, prevent disease, lose weight and eat well for optimal fertility and pregnancy. Central to her coaching practice is a belief that healthy eating must be approachable and realistic for your life right now.

Rima provides expert commentary in all forms of media—TV, print, radio and online. National media appearances have included Family Circle, Toddler and Washingtonian magazines, the Washington Post and Yahoo! Shine. Additional credits include TV affiliates of ABC, CBS and NBC, as well as Washington DC’s WAMU Radio (local affiliate of National Public Radio).

Currently a board member for the Greensboro (NC) District Dietetic Association, Rima holds a M.S. in Nutrition from Arizona State University and a B.A. in Communications. Rima is a licensed and registered dietitian and nutritionist with Certificates of Training in Food Allergies and in Adult Weight Management from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and food sensitivity training as a Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT).

Earlier in her career, Rima taught nutrition classes to budding chefs at the Scottsdale Culinary Institute and created nutrition programming for Kaiser Permanente Colorado. She is currently a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior and the Women’s Health, Food & Culinary Nutrition, Nutrition Entrepreneurs and Dietitians in Business Communications dietetic practice groups.