Marisa Bolivar, MS, RD, CSO
Contact Marisa today 
to set up your 
nutrition consultation
Marisa is an experienced Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist based in Templeton.  She received degrees in Clinical Nutrition from UC Davis and Geisinger Medical Center, with a Master of Science in Nutritional Biochemistry from Cal Poly State University (SLO).  Marisa is also San Luis Obispo County’s only board certified specialist in Oncology Nutrition.

She is equipped to assist you and your family with any nutrition-related needs! 
Phone: (805) 206-8669
Fax: (805) 434-3850
[email protected]
Services offered include nutrition education and meal planning assistance regarding...

  • Weight management (desire for weight loss or weight gain)
  • Cancer, including symptom management, achieving proper nutrition during therapy, optimizing post-therapy nutrition to expedite recovery, decreasing risk of disease recurrence, and overall prevention
  • Diabetes, Type 1 and 2
  • Heart disease, including hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, cerebrovascular disease, coronary artery disease, and congestive heart failure
  • Post-operative bariatric surgery
  • Gastrointestinal disease, including:
    • Diseases and conditions of the liver (cirrhosis, hepatitis), gallbladder, and pancreas (pancreatitis);  
    • Diseases and conditions of the GI tract such as bowel surgery (bowel resection, colostomy and ileostomy), inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis), malabsorption and intolerance (diarrhea, lactose intolerance, fructose intolerance), chronic constipation, Celiac Disease, diverticular disease, and irritable bowel syndrome
    • Diseases and conditions of the upper GI tract including esophageal surgery or poor esophageal motility, gastric surgery, GERD, jaw fracture, nausea and/or vomiting, gastroparesis, and peptic ulcer disease  
  • Dysphagia and need for altered textures 
  • Enteral nutrition (“tube feeding”), including ordering formula, monitoring tolerance and nutrition-related goals 
  • Parenteral nutrition (IV nutrition support)
  • Malnutrition and/or failure to thrive 
  • Non-healing wounds and/or burns
  • Maternal health, including management of gestational diabetes
  • Renal disease including Chronic Kidney Disease and Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Kidney stones
  • Pulmonary disease including COPD and Cystic Fibrosis 
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Osteopenia or osteoporosis, including vitamin D deficiency  
  • Multiple food allergies
  • Management of special and/or restrictive diets including vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, and/or gluten-free regimens 
Healthy Living
"let food be thy medicine,
and medicine be thy food"

In preparation to provide you with up-to-date, evidence-based guidance and practical symptom management and knowledge, Marisa has acquired over thirteen years of clinical and counseling experience. She also employs innovative strategies to assit clients with sustainable weight loss and a better relationship with food.