Nutrition expert

As a consultant and nutrition expert, Rima helps companies, not-for-profits and media organizations translate nutrition science into language their stakeholders will understand.

Sometimes that involves attending hearings and providing testimony for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency to help shape the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Other times it involves creating healthy recipes–lots of recipes!

Services include:

  • keynote speaking
  • media spokeswoman
  • food policy guidance
  • recipe development
  • blogging and more!

Current and former clients include:

  • National Fisheries Institute
  • Whole Foods Market
  • AOL Advertising
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Frontier Airlines


Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Coach

As owner of Smart Mouth Nutrition in Greensboro, NC, Rima helps individuals of all ages build healthy relationships with food.

She works with clients to build personalized meal plans and diet strategies to help them achieve their food-related objectives and feel great!

Areas of focus include:

  • Food allergies and food sensitivities
  • Digestive issues (e.g., Celiac disease, FODMAPs)
  • Chronic disease management (e.g., diabetes, heart disease)
  • Sports nutrition
  • Pregnancy nutrition
  • Weight management


Professional affiliations

Rima is a Registered Dietitian, and is also a Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist in the state of North Carolina.


  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (the “Academy”)
  • North Carolina Dietetic Association (NCDA)
  • Greensboro District Dietetic Association (GDDA)
  • Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB)
  • Academy dietetic practice groups (DPG): Food and Culinary Professionals, Women’s Health, Dietitians in Business and Communications, Nutrition Entrepreneurs

Rima earned the Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) and food sensitivity testing/training as a Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT).