My Training

I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories; everything from Ayurveda, gluten-free, and Paleo, to raw, vegan, and macrobiotics, and everything in between.

I studied with the world's top health and wellness experts including: 

  • Joshua Rosenthal, MScEd, founder and director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
  • Deepak Chopra, MD World Leader in Mind-Body Medicine, Director of Education at The Chopra Center, Bestselling Author
  • David Katz, MD, MPH, Authority on Preventive Medicine and Weight Management, Director of the Yale Prevention Research Center
  • Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, Chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard’s School of Public Health and Bestselling Author
  • Andrew Weil, MD, Bestselling Author and Expert on Integrative Medicine and Mind-Body Interactions
  • Gabrielle Bernstein, Motivational Speaker, Life Coach, Bestselling Author
  • Susan Blum, MD, MPH, Functional Medicine Doctor, Founder of Blum Center for Health
  • Mark Hyman, MD, Founder and Medical Director of The UltraWellness Center, Bestselling Author
  • Geneen Roth, Pioneer of Emotional Eating and Empowerment, Bestselling Author
  • David Wolfe, recognized Expert and Bestselling Author on Superfoods and Raw Nutrition
  • Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University
  • Mark Bittman, New York Times Columnist, Bestselling Author

My education has equipped me with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and prevention. Drawing on my expertise, I work with clients like you to help make lifestyle changes and choose health-promoting ways that produce real and lasting results. You will develop a deeper understanding of food and lifestyle choices that work best for you, improving your energy, balance, health, and happiness.

Each session will leave you feeling inspired and motivated. We will talk about things beyond food, seeking to bring balance to important elements of your life such as love and relationship as well as career and money. I will personally and carefully guide you to make simple, small changes that transform your life.


I have had the pleasure of working with Donna as my health coach the past few months. She is extremely knowledgeable in many areas. Every time we discussed a topic, she would gather information and obtain resources which we would discuss at follow up meetings. She is a supportive, caring coach who handles herself professionally. All appointments were met on time and confirmed beforehand. Donna is very easy to talk to and she gets to know the "whole you." I would highly recommend her for anyone wanting to enrich their life through healthy living.                                                                                                                                                                 Beverlee Bertinetti

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for presenting at Syosset High School's health Awareses Day. Your presence provided our students and staff with knowledge and activities that will promote healthy lifestyle choices for years to come. Thanks to your commitment and dedication in educating our school community, the Health Awareness Day was a huge success for our students. It is important to us that you know the profound impact that you have on students when they see you promoting healthy lifestyle choices.  
                                                                                                                         Dr. Giovanni Durante
                                                                                                                         Principal Syosset High School
                                                                                                                         Gerri Alper
                                                                                                                         AA/Liaison to Health Education

Donna Stanziani
Certified Health Coach

CW Post, BA Psychology
The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York City, Certified Health Coach

Additional Courses/Workshops:

Contemporary Issues in Health Education
A Look at Our Nation's Obesity Epidemic
Living a Mindful Life
Drugs and Alcohol – What every teacher needs to know
What is Disordered Eating?
Eating Disorders - Resistance, Resiliency & Recovery
with Sondra Kronberg, MS, RD, CEDRD  & Carolyn Costin, MA, M.ED, MFT, CEDS
Yoga Festival, Sands Point Preserve
Plainview Old Bethpage Library LI Health Coach group meetings
Whole Foods, Pillars of Health Workshop
Health Awareness Day Syosset High School
Community Service:
Plainview Old Bethpage JFK High School Nutrition Committee
Plainview Old Bethpage Health Advisory board
Prior Market Research experience:
Nielsen, Consumer data/Food Industry
NPD, POS/Consumer data