About Me

I am a Mexican-American registered dietitian based in Houston, with a rich experience of over 5 years in nutrition and dietetics.

Get to Know Me 

Areli Gutierrez is a registered and licensed dietitian who has worked in nutrition and wellness in retail, government, clinical inpatient and outpatient settings. Areli received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nutritional Science from Texas A&M University and her Master’s of Science in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University. She completed her dietetic internship at Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston. Currently she works as a renal dietitian for Davita Kidney Care where she has held many additional champion roles.

Areli is committed to improving cultural competency as well as practicing with cultural humility and discusses this topic with other healthcare professionals on her podcast Food Culture Curious. She additionally presented at the 2023 FNCE on cultural inclusivity in the renal diet for Latinos. Areli has a passion for giving back to her profession having previously served on the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as Communication Coordinator, Director-elect and Director and is currently serving as Nomination Chair elect for Latinos and Hispanics in Nutrition and Dietetics (LAHIDAN).

In her free time Areli loves Latin dancing, cozy mystery novels, playing with her Labradors and spending time with friends and family.

My Skills

Elevated Services Through Versatile Skills and Expertise

Bilingual Expertise : Fluent in English and Spanish offering seamless communication and support for diverse clients
Renowned Kidney Dietitian: Specialized knowledge in kidney nutrition, providing dietary plans for optimal health
Motivational Interviewing: Trained in motivational interviewing techniques to empower patients in positive behavior change
Cultural Competence: Deep understanding of both Mexican and American Cultures, ensuring culturally inclusive services
Patient-Centered Care: Dedicated to and Compassionate about compassionate, patient driven care.



DaVita Kidney Care

Registered Dietitian III

Collaborate with an interdisciplinary team to assist dialysis patients in achieving health outcomes by educating them on a dialysis diet, adapting recommendations based on co-morbidities, and keeping them informed about current nutritional labs and their impact on health.


A Line Staffing Solutions

Licensed Dietitian

Engaged in a contracted role at CVS Health Hub locations in the Houston area, contributing to the development of a nutrition pilot program by providing one-on-one consultations, educating patients on diverse nutritional concerns, and designing and presenting weekly nutrition seminars.


North Carolina Department of Public Safety

Clinical Dietitian/Supervisor

Nutritionally assess patients and plan nutrition interventions in collaboration with health care team and patient to assign appropriate diet, nutrition support regimen or supplements as clinically indicated for patient. Additionally responsible for food service and management duties.


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