As of July 2017, Dr. Bell became the Chief Science Officer for Nutrient, in Reno, Nevada. She had been a nutritional consultant from 2008 until 2014, when she joined Peak Health (formerly Yevo and Nutrient Foods) in Reno, Nevada, as the Chief Scientific Officer. From 2005-2008 she was a Research Scientist at IdeaSphere Inc. In addition to creating products for them, she developed a line of over 25 products for Tony Robbins, the motivational speaker, and helped with the development of products for Dr. Alan Greene, a noted pediatrician, and Dr. Andrew Weil, a well-known expert in the field of alternative medicine. Formerly, she worked for Dr Barry Sears at Sears Labs, as Vice President of Medical Research and Education in Danvers, Massachusetts. She also founded and worked as chief scientific officer with AFFINTA, Inc a start up with the aim of producing nutraceuticals. She developed a functional food product, DelightFull, which is a snack bar that contains low-glycemic load carbohydrates to promote satiety. These bars were available at all CVS Pharmacy stores. Before that she was Vice President of Research and Development for Medical Foods Inc., and Functional Foods, Inc., in Boston, both of which she co-founded. For those companies, she developed several functional food products including NiteBite, which was licensed and sold by ICN Pharmaceutical Company, Costa Mesa, California. NiteBite was a food bar especially designed for the nutritional management of low blood sugar that occurs in type 1 diabetes.
Stacey Bell has been a registered dietitian nutritionist for more than 40 years, and has worked in that capacity and conducted clinical research studies for 20 years. She received a doctorate in nutrition from Boston University, with Honors in 1994. For her dissertation, she evaluated the effect of supplemental fish oil on immune function in patients with HIV infection and AIDS. She was on the faculty at Harvard Medical School in Boston, and has published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles. Her research interests included obesity, diabetes, cancer, AIDS, burned patients, and critical illness. She is a frequent lecturer around the world on many topics related to nutrition and has 6 issued patents. In 2003, she joined the Board of Directors of Wild Oats, a natural and organic grocery store chain. It was a public company with sales of over $1 billion per year, when it was sold to Whole Foods Markets in 2007. Dr. Bell served on the advisory board for Sam’s Club Advisory panel for Healthy Living Made Simple publication, Flower Mound, Texas, and is currently on the scientific board of Bay State Milling, Quincy, Massachusetts. Until 2011, she served on the Board of a non-profit agency, Kids Can Cook. For non-profit work, she is on the Steering Committee of the Nutrition Round Table of the Harvard School of Public Health and on the Board of Directors of the Cancer Nutrition Consortium.
Kate joined Nutrient’s Live Clinicals team in 2018.
Originally from New England, Kate began her career in the non-profit sector in Santa Barbara, California. As the executive director of a sustainable and alternative transportation organization, she helped advocate for bike and walking paths, practical commuter rail solutions, and structured transit for low income workers. Kate transitioned into a role as Development Director for the Santa Barbara High School Education Foundation, where she worked with parents and educators to fund programs, counselors, technology in the classroom and develop infrastructure to benefit students. It was working on a grant for the renovation of the kitchen and a student run mobile café at SBHS when Kate became aware of the serious lack of nutritional resources in the community. Deciding to pursue a career in science and nutrition, Kate returned to New England and settled in Boston where she completed both the DPD program and Dietetic Internship at Simmons College.
While going to school, Kate worked as a research coordinator studying retinal diseases with Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston, one of the top clinical research groups in the US. It was through the time she spent managing ophthalmic trials the she became interested in incorporating clinical research into her future as a dietitian.
Kate’s areas of interest are integrative and functional nutrition as well as GI health.
Zak joined the Nutrient team in June 2019.
He is from Dallas, Texas. He completed his Bachelor of Nutritional Sciences from Texas A&M University in 2015 and Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics from Louisiana Tech University in 2018. He recently completed his dietetic internship with Keith & Associated Distance Dietetic Internship in 2019 and will soon be a registered dietitian nutritionist. He has experience with performance nutrition, personal training, nutrition counseling, community nutrition, food service, and clinical nutrition.
Outside of Nutrient, Zak enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, being outdoors and keeping up with the latest nutrition research.
Rochelle has been with Nutrient for over three years and is dedicated to helping people reach their dietary goals to meet them at every stage of their journey to a healthy lifestyle. Rochelle fully believes in food as medicine and that nutrition is the foundation of healthy living. Her goal is to encourage people to try different approaches to find healing for their bodies just as she has witnessed through personal experience. She found Nutrient because of a personal health scare and it was through eating the foods, that she found her way to health. After seeing such great results she knew that she wanted to work for Nutrient!