Christine Goukasian

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Christine believes that nutrition is beneficial in maintaining health, enhancing immunological functions, and to overcome and prevent diseases. Christine graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science. She then pursued a Master’s of Science in Nutritional Sciences at California State University, Los Angeles to further understand nutrition education before embarking onto her professional career. Christine holds a part-time position at UCLA as the clinical bariatric dietitian where she provides nutritional counseling to patients before and after weight loss surgery and helps instill lifestyle changes for success after surgery.  She performs dietary assessments and coaches individuals on strategies for a  healthy, balanced diet and lifestyle. Christine also has experience working as an inpatient clinical dietitian at Memorial Hospital of Gardena assessing the needs of high-risk patients, and helping to optimize their nutritional status based on the patients current medical/nutritional needs.  She makes recommendations for tube feedings and intravenous feedings including dietary supplements to help patients with their recovery.  In addition, Christine worked full time at Public Health Foundation Enterprises WIC Program providing nutritional counseling for women, infants, and children at high risk. This included working with gestational diabetes, iron deficiency, overweight/under-weight, drug/alcohol abuse, prematurity, stunted growth, and downs syndrome. Christine speaks Armenian fluently and works with Armenian speaking patients. Christine’s areas of interest include pediatrics, prenatal care, diabetes, cancer, renal disease, and weight management.

For healthy nutrition tips follow Christine on Instagram:  Dietitian_Approved

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