Tara Rybicki, MS, RD, CDE

We are excited to introduce the charter member of our “Super Fruit Sidekicks;” a group of taste makers, educators, and food lovers who share our passion for enjoying a happier, healthier life. Tara Rybicki is a registered dietician and is joining our team of fruit-loving friends, serving as our Nutrition Advisor.   As a contributor to our blog, she will share recipes, cooking tips, and a whole lot more.

Q&A

Q: You’ve devoted your career to nutrition. Why?
A: It’s my passion. And, after becoming a mother, I became especially passionate about teaching children and their families how to nourish their bodies.

Q: Families are busy. What advice can you offer for creating healthy snacks and dinners?
A: Hey, I get it! I’m a working mom of two little girls, so I like to keep things simple AND easy. For example, a handful of berries (fresh, frozen or dried – depending on the day) together with a handful of walnuts thrown in a bowl deeply nourishes the body and the brain and takes little time to serve.  

Q: On the weekend, were might we find you…?
Foraging! My husband and I are novice foragers and love identifying and eating plants from our yard and teaching the girls what is safe to eat and what is not. I like the plant identification website www.ediblewildfood.com

Please join us in welcoming Tara to the Graceland Fruit team! You will see more from Tara in the coming year as she shares health and nutrition tips on our blog, Facebook and Instagram pages. If you have a question for Tara, feel free to reach out at taratalksfruit@gmail.com. 

More Tara Tidbits:

Tara Rybicki is a Community Health Coordinator and Diabetes Education Coordinator at Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, MI. Tara received her Master of Science Degree in Nutrition from Central Michigan University. She’s been a Registered Dietitian since 2003 and went on to gain further credentialing as a Certified Diabetes Educator in 2011.