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Expertise of Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD

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Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD, is an integrative dietitian and seasoned culinary nutrition expert with nearly two decades of experience working towards improving the health of individuals and the community.

Lisa received her Master of Science in nutrition from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington, and her Bachelor of Science in health education from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. She returned to Kansas City to complete her certificate in dietetics from the University of Kansas Medical Center, becoming a registered dietitian nutritionist in 2005. As a lifelong learner, Lisa has continued her professional development with courses from the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy, the Institute for Functional Medicine and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

During her time as a dietitian and health educator, Lisa has gained diverse experiences in the fields of culinary education and recipe writing, clinical counseling, higher education and community wellness. Lisa is also an advocate for healthy local food systems and sustainable agriculture, which she has promoted through volunteer work with the Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition and Cultivate Kansas City.

Lisa offers nutrition consultations and classes, both in-person and virtually, and she tailors each nutrition plan to the individual client. In her consults and classes, she passionately educates and empowers clients and class participants to harness the healing power of food and healthful lifestyle changes.

Lisa joined the AdventHealth Whole Health Institute in 2020 as the director of culinary medicine. In addition to Lisa's services as a registered dietitian nutritionist, the Whole Health Institute provides integrated care in the form of integrative medicine, naturopathic medicine and other holistic clinical services. For more information about the Whole Health Institute, visit

Personal Interests

Lisa most enjoys cooking and sharing a meal around a table with friends, family and students, going on nature adventures with her husband and kids, and practicing yoga or weight training--when she can fit it in.

Care Philosophy

Lisa's goal is to meet you where you are in your wellness journey and help you discover the ways in which optimizing your nutrition can enhance your health. Making sustainable changes is all about committing to progress, not perfection.

Areas Served
Overland Park, KS
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