Who is the Plate Coach?

Tara Mardigan, MS, MPH, RD is The Plate Coach.

Tara counsels patients, clients and athletes at the Lown Cardiovascular Center in Brookline, MA.

She worked for a decade as the Team Nutritionist for the Boston Red Sox and helped the organization incorporate a food-first approach to optimize performance and win championships.

Tara serves on the Food Task Force at Boston’s Museum of Science to help leverage food and nutrition as a major educational theme. She also volunteers with FutureChefs helping Boston-area urban youth connect with improved nutrition as they explore the culinary field.

Tara loves cycling, hiking, yoga, running, farm-to-table dinners and jazz. She’s a passionate member of Hubway, Boston’s bike-share system and November Project,  a free fitness movement formed in Boston.

She has a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from the University of New Hampshire and completed her dietetic internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Tara has master of science and master of public health degrees in nutrition from Tufts University.

Her mission is to inspire others to find the most nourishing foods and lifestyle choices to meet their health needs and palates. She is a fearless and creative ambassador of healthful food choices.

The Plate Coach is a firm believer that ‘good for you should taste good, too.’