David A. Wiss, MS, RDN, CPT
Small Business Owner in Los Angeles, California
David A. Wiss, MS, RDN, CPT, grew up in Los Angeles, graduating from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Science. He earned a Master's Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at California State University, Northridge, and completed training to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). His Master's Thesis "Nutrition and Substance Abuse" was a multisite and multidisciplinary investigation into the special needs of addicts and alcoholics within the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. Additionally, David is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
During his supervised practice to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, David spent several months at UCLA Medical Center where he participated in the care of hospital patients with special nutrition needs. Additionally, he received valuable training on the Eating Disorders Unit while at UCLA. Mr. Wiss has shared his expertise at various eating disorder and addiction facilities in Los Angeles. Nutrition in Recovery specializes in the nutritional management of: Food Addiction, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, and Weight Management.
The mission of Nutrition in Recovery is to promote physical wellness as a primary component of addiction recovery. David believes that nutrition is a poorly understood and frequently ignored component of treatment during rehabilitation from substance abuse. Mr. Wiss has developed a detailed curriculum for Nutrition in Recovery in order to provide specialized nutrition services to treatment centers. By encouraging behavior change with respect to food, Nutrition in Recovery may help contribute to positive long-term recovery outcomes. The goal is to bridge the gap between nutrition and addiction recovery by incorporating a highly specialized Registered Dietitian Nutritionist as a member of the treatment team.