Meet Julie

Thrive Nutrition and Wellness, LLC is the home of Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Julie Feldman MPH, RDN. Julie is a nationally recognized nutrition expert, counselor, speaker spokesperson and author who has helped thousands of individuals live a healthier life.

Julie’s 20-year career includes hundreds of appearances on FOX 2, ABC, and NBC news in Detroit. She has been the media representative for the Michigan Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and has served as a spokesperson for Coca Cola, KIND Bars, The National Fishery Institute, Bed Bath and Beyond, Azteca Foods and more. Julie is a national speaker for Mead Johnson Corporation where she educates physicians, nurses and fellow dietitians on the benefits of advanced infant formula. Julie serves as a facilitator for the Obesity Interventions in Adults program that is taught around the country. She speaks regularly at The University of Michigan as well as at Orangetheory Fitness locations in Southeast Michigan. Julie is also proud to be partners with some of the best physicians in Metro Detroit in the nutritional care of their patients.

Thrive Nutrition and Wellness, LLC is the home of Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Julie Feldman MPH, RDN. Julie is a nationally recognized nutrition expert, counselor, speaker spokesperson and author who has helped thousands of individuals live a healthier life.

Julie’s 20-year career includes hundreds of appearances on FOX 2, ABC, and NBC news in Detroit. She has been the media representative for the Michigan Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and has served as a spokesperson for Coca Cola, KIND Bars, The National Fishery Institute, Bed Bath and Beyond, Azteca Foods and more. Julie is a national speaker for Mead Johnson Corporation where she educates physicians, nurses and fellow dietitians on the benefits of advanced infant formula. Julie serves as a facilitator for the Obesity Interventions in Adults program that is taught around the country. She speaks regularly at The University of Michigan as well as at Orangetheory Fitness locations in Southeast Michigan. Julie is also proud to be partners with some of the best physicians in Metro Detroit in the nutritional care of their patients.

Approach

Julie’s approach to health and wellness is unique. With a deep appreciation and understanding of the emotional components that are key determinants to our success, Julie is able to synthesize evidence-based nutrition science with compassion, mindfulness and a personal touch to create a unique and life-changing approach to well-being. Julie provides trauma-informed care to children and adults in a peaceful setting every day.

Expertise

Julie and Thrive provide nutritional expertise on a wide range of topics including:

  • Weight Loss
  • Eating Disorders
  • Body Image Issues
  • Food Allergies
  • Gastrointestinal Disease
  • Auto-immune Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Heart Disease
  • Athletes
  • Vegetarian and Vegan Diets
  • Picky Eaters
  • Meal Planning
  • Grocery Shopping Guidance
  • General Wellness
  • Pre/Post-Natal Nutrition for Mom and Baby

Focus On Families

Julie entered the world of dietetics with the primary goal of helping children to learn how to lead a happy and healthy life.  As a child that dealt with issues around weight, Julie began the process of transforming her mind and body at the age of 12. Throughout her lifelong and continuing journey, Julie is in touch with the feelings and emotions that face children that deal with weight as an issue. Julie believes that children are never too young to learn the connection between a balanced diet and a strong body.

Her approach to working with kids on all issues is to empower them with the knowledge they need to feel confident in any situation. Julie speaks to families with language that kids understand so that the entire family is educated. As a mother of three children, Julie understands firsthand the pressures of the daily routine and how to make a balanced diet “fit” into our busy schedules.

Value-Driven Nutrition

For Adults

Since 2000, Julie Feldman has been providing nutrition counseling to adults. Whether you have recently been diagnosed with a medical condition that requires a change in your regular nutrition plan, or you hope to reach and maintain a healthy weight, Julie is able to help you meet your needs. Julie provides real-life nutrition guidelines and ideas including recipes, meal plans, and grocery lists but is keenly aware that long term success is based more deeply on our own self-esteem and coping skills than anything else. Julie understands that while most adults “know” what it means to follow a balanced diet, they don’t always put that knowledge to work.

Julie’s goal is to help her clients uncover the reasons why they have not been successful in the past. She aims to help her clients “re-write” their story and create a new path that has them reaching goals they never thought possible. Julie calls her unique approach to Value-Driven Nutrition and her results speak for themselves.

Speaker

Julie’s experience, confidence and knowledge shines through in her work as a public speaker and nutrition educator. Whether she is lecturing to a group of new moms or to a group of physicians and nurses, Julie shares her passion for the importance of good nutrition in a personable and approachable way.

Julie speaks to groups, both large and small, and is able to create motivating wellness-based presentations that call to action the listeners. In a workplace setting, wellness presentations improve morale and increase productivity. In a social setting, wellness presentations generate camaraderie and increase participation.

Success Stories

I started working with Julie as a way to step out of my eating disorder where for years, I was held hostage by a myriad of food rules and restrictions. Working with Julie, I finally have a solid, healthy relationship with food, and I continue to work with her to navigate food allergies without falling into the unhealthy habits of days past. Having Julie in my corner, with her unwavering support and guidance, is why I finally look forward to meals!

MD

Thrive Nutrition & Counseling
5
2020-06-29T17:24:25-05:00

MD

I started working with Julie as a way to step out of my eating disorder where for years, I was held hostage by a myriad of food rules and restrictions. Working with Julie, I finally have a solid, healthy relationship with food, and I continue to work with her to navigate food allergies without falling into the unhealthy habits of days past. Having Julie in my corner, with her unwavering support and guidance, is why I finally look forward to meals!
Working with Julie has changed so much more for me than just my relationship with food. She has taught me how to grow my relationship with myself and helped me to become more confident and comfortable within my own skin.

BN

Thrive Nutrition & Counseling
5
2020-06-29T17:29:01-05:00

BN

Working with Julie has changed so much more for me than just my relationship with food. She has taught me how to grow my relationship with myself and helped me to become more confident and comfortable within my own skin.
Julie has a special way of giving me the tools to help conquer food concerns that I face with gastrointestinal and dietary concerns that I face on a daily basis. She is an amazing listener and so compassionate, including giving me specific ways to help improve the issues that I face. Her help is literally priceless.

AK

Thrive Nutrition & Counseling
5
2020-06-29T17:29:32-05:00

AK

Julie has a special way of giving me the tools to help conquer food concerns that I face with gastrointestinal and dietary concerns that I face on a daily basis. She is an amazing listener and so compassionate, including giving me specific ways to help improve the issues that I face. Her help is literally priceless.
Working with Julie has made me feel more powerful in my decisions based on food. I had an extreme emotional connection and Julie helped me to break that, and see food in a completely different way. After losing about 30 pounds I feel absolutely incredible and can’t wait for the journey ahead!

HE

Brighton

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5
2020-06-29T17:26:43-05:00

HE

Brighton

Working with Julie has made me feel more powerful in my decisions based on food. I had an extreme emotional connection and Julie helped me to break that, and see food in a completely different way. After losing about 30 pounds I feel absolutely incredible and can’t wait for the journey ahead!
Julie is outstanding! We began working together almost a year ago prior to a surgery I was having and have been working together since. Not only has she drastically improved aspects of my diet/nutrition, but she has also played a huge role in my recovery process and helped keep me on the right track — both mentally and physically. As a former elite athlete, I had sought the advice of nutritionists previously, but none compare to the work and progress I’ve made with Julie. She truly is the best!

SS

Chicago

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5
2020-06-29T17:24:56-05:00

SS

Chicago

Julie is outstanding! We began working together almost a year ago prior to a surgery I was having and have been working together since. Not only has she drastically improved aspects of my diet/nutrition, but she has also played a huge role in my recovery process and helped keep me on the right track — both mentally and physically. As a former elite athlete, I had sought the advice of nutritionists previously, but none compare to the work and progress I’ve made with Julie. She truly is the best!
We Love Julie Feldman!!!! She has helped tremendously to motivate us to eat healthier as a family. She has taught us many very important tips & given us ideas for healthy eating (even when we eat out), And taking into account the very busy lifestyle of a family with school-age kids!! Because of Julie, we have All become healthier and happier!! She is Amazing!

Rochelle R

Thrive Nutrition & Counseling
5
2020-06-29T17:20:31-05:00

Rochelle R

We Love Julie Feldman!!!! She has helped tremendously to motivate us to eat healthier as a family. She has taught us many very important tips & given us ideas for healthy eating (even when we eat out), And taking into account the very busy lifestyle of a family with school-age kids!! Because of Julie, we have All become healthier and happier!! She is Amazing!
I was tired of diets and gimmicks and fast ways to take off weight (which always resulted in gaining it back) when I started working with Julie. With Julie as my guide, I changed the way I think about food, and within a year, I dropped 20 pounds without dieting, and without feeling restricted. She's the best!

KL

Thrive Nutrition & Counseling
5
2020-06-29T17:30:19-05:00

KL

I was tired of diets and gimmicks and fast ways to take off weight (which always resulted in gaining it back) when I started working with Julie. With Julie as my guide, I changed the way I think about food, and within a year, I dropped 20 pounds without dieting, and without feeling restricted. She's the best!
We had the pleasure of having Julie come out to our studio and absolutely loved all the knowledge and information that she shared with us. We are a healthy group of people however we still learned so much from Julie in such a short amount of time. She is knowledgeable and her information is studied and fits everyone’s lifestyle. We are looking forward to our next session as a team.

Selda Dauti

Co-owner of Mystique Hair Studio

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2020-06-29T17:27:43-05:00

Selda Dauti

Co-owner of Mystique Hair Studio

We had the pleasure of having Julie come out to our studio and absolutely loved all the knowledge and information that she shared with us. We are a healthy group of people however we still learned so much from Julie in such a short amount of time. She is knowledgeable and her information is studied and fits everyone’s lifestyle. We are looking forward to our next session as a team.
Julie has been an amazing support system for my weight loss journey. Her approach is very realistic and accommodates my work life/lifestyle. Her positivity is infectious and she is always accessible, which is very helpful. I am excited to continue working with her.

Anonymous

Thrive Nutrition & Counseling
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2020-06-29T17:54:24-05:00

Anonymous

Julie has been an amazing support system for my weight loss journey. Her approach is very realistic and accommodates my work life/lifestyle. Her positivity is infectious and she is always accessible, which is very helpful. I am excited to continue working with her.
Working with Julie has truly been a life-saver for me. She is always there to cheer me on in my never-ending fight to step away from unhealthy eating habits. Even when I want to give up, she is quick with just the right supportive word that enables me to keep fighting to improve my life. Her kindness comes through every time we speak. She is truly a treasure and I am honored that she is such an integral part of my journey!!

SG

Thrive Nutrition & Counseling
5
2020-06-29T17:28:27-05:00

SG

Working with Julie has truly been a life-saver for me. She is always there to cheer me on in my never-ending fight to step away from unhealthy eating habits. Even when I want to give up, she is quick with just the right supportive word that enables me to keep fighting to improve my life. Her kindness comes through every time we speak. She is truly a treasure and I am honored that she is such an integral part of my journey!!
Julie provided me with the right information, tools, and resources on a very personal issue. She was very effective in providing me helpful suggestions that turned became real solutions.

Lonnie H

Thrive Nutrition & Counseling
5
2020-06-29T17:22:12-05:00

Lonnie H

Julie provided me with the right information, tools, and resources on a very personal issue. She was very effective in providing me helpful suggestions that turned became real solutions.
For the first time, after many years struggling with self-image, weight issues, and eating disorders, I feel stronger and more encouraged than ever. In addition to Julie’s vast knowledge regarding nutrition, she also has a deep understanding and insight into the psychological aspects of weight loss. Through her personal approach, accessibility, mentorship, and motivation, Julie has helped me work on underlying issues and understand what being healthy actually means!

Allison W

Thrive Nutrition & Counseling
5
2020-06-29T17:19:17-05:00

Allison W

For the first time, after many years struggling with self-image, weight issues, and eating disorders, I feel stronger and more encouraged than ever. In addition to Julie’s vast knowledge regarding nutrition, she also has a deep understanding and insight into the psychological aspects of weight loss. Through her personal approach, accessibility, mentorship, and motivation, Julie has helped me work on underlying issues and understand what being healthy actually means!
Julie cares about treating your daughter as a person by connecting with them on a personal level, so she can give them the help they need. She is extremely knowledgeable about eating disorders and what needs to be done for each individual case. Julie is very resourceful and can guide you through the process of recovery, as well as communicate effectively with the rest of the team. As a parent, I trust my daughter's care to her with complete confidence, as she is now in recovery and doing great in large part due to Julie and her thoughtful interventions... she is beyond amazing and we are thankful we get to work with her!!! Highly recommend!!!!

MK

Brighton

Thrive Nutrition & Counseling
5
2020-06-29T17:23:26-05:00

MK

Brighton

Julie cares about treating your daughter as a person by connecting with them on a personal level, so she can give them the help they need. She is extremely knowledgeable about eating disorders and what needs to be done for each individual case. Julie is very resourceful and can guide you through the process of recovery, as well as communicate effectively with the rest of the team. As a parent, I trust my daughter's care to her with complete confidence, as she is now in recovery and doing great in large part due to Julie and her thoughtful interventions... she is beyond amazing and we are thankful we get to work with her!!! Highly recommend!!!!
Julie’s expertise extends beyond nutrition. She has explored my thoughts and feelings surrounding food. I can now enjoy intuitive eating with my friends and family.

ES

Troy

Thrive Nutrition & Counseling
5
2020-06-29T17:26:06-05:00

ES

Troy

Julie’s expertise extends beyond nutrition. She has explored my thoughts and feelings surrounding food. I can now enjoy intuitive eating with my friends and family.
Julie is a one-of-a-kind dietician. In addition to being incredibly knowledgeable about nutrition, she is kind and compassionate. She truly cares about the people she works with. My relationship with food and with my body has grown immensely in the three years that I have worked with her. She has helped me overcome my eating disorder in a way that no other dietician that I have worked with has achieved. I am incredibly grateful for Julie and I highly recommend her.

CK

Northville

Thrive Nutrition & Counseling
5
2020-06-29T17:22:53-05:00

CK

Northville

Julie is a one-of-a-kind dietician. In addition to being incredibly knowledgeable about nutrition, she is kind and compassionate. She truly cares about the people she works with. My relationship with food and with my body has grown immensely in the three years that I have worked with her. She has helped me overcome my eating disorder in a way that no other dietician that I have worked with has achieved. I am incredibly grateful for Julie and I highly recommend her.
Working with you has been an interesting and very rewarding experience. I had such a negative view of food in the sense of being on many different diet programs and when you didn’t lose or you didn’t do what they asked you were shamed or made to feel guilty of the choices of food that you made and the only result from that was more negative choices. What I learned from you was how food affects your moods how you feel in general about yourself and it’s a much more positive experience. I have learned food is not your enemy but when you make better choices you feel good about yourself and it’s very empowering! Everyone needs to have a healthy relationship with food, it’s a journey like life. JULIE is an inspiring life coach so positive never shaming or criticizing you for not the best choices. One learns from their mistakes and move on you can’t undo the past. We all stumble in life and we learn from it and move on JULIE is an amazing person and anybody that would have the opportunity to work with her would be fortunate. it’s a very uplifting experience. Julie is a joy to work with!

AL

Rochester

Thrive Nutrition & Counseling
5
2020-06-29T17:25:33-05:00

AL

Rochester

Working with you has been an interesting and very rewarding experience. I had such a negative view of food in the sense of being on many different diet programs and when you didn’t lose or you didn’t do what they asked you were shamed or made to feel guilty of the choices of food that you made and the only result from that was more negative choices. What I learned from you was how food affects your moods how you feel in general about yourself and it’s a much more positive experience. I have learned food is not your enemy but when you make better choices you feel good about yourself and it’s very empowering! Everyone needs to have a healthy relationship with food, it’s a journey like life. JULIE is an inspiring life coach so positive never shaming or criticizing you for not the best choices. One learns from their mistakes and move on you can’t undo the past. We all stumble in life and we learn from it and move on JULIE is an amazing person and anybody that would have the opportunity to work with her would be fortunate. it’s a very uplifting experience. Julie is a joy to work with!
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Julie’s expertise extends beyond nutrition. She has explored my thoughts and feelings surrounding food. I can now enjoy intuitive eating with my friends and family.

ES

Troy

Thrive Nutrition & Counseling
5
2020-06-29T17:26:06-05:00

ES

Troy

Julie’s expertise extends beyond nutrition. She has explored my thoughts and feelings surrounding food. I can now enjoy intuitive eating with my friends and family.
Julie has been an amazing support system for my weight loss journey. Her approach is very realistic and accommodates my work life/lifestyle. Her positivity is infectious and she is always accessible, which is very helpful. I am excited to continue working with her.

Anonymous

Thrive Nutrition & Counseling
5
2020-06-29T17:54:24-05:00

Anonymous

Julie has been an amazing support system for my weight loss journey. Her approach is very realistic and accommodates my work life/lifestyle. Her positivity is infectious and she is always accessible, which is very helpful. I am excited to continue working with her.
Working with Julie has changed so much more for me than just my relationship with food. She has taught me how to grow my relationship with myself and helped me to become more confident and comfortable within my own skin.

BN

Thrive Nutrition & Counseling
5
2020-06-29T17:29:01-05:00

BN

Working with Julie has changed so much more for me than just my relationship with food. She has taught me how to grow my relationship with myself and helped me to become more confident and comfortable within my own skin.
Working with Julie has made me feel more powerful in my decisions based on food. I had an extreme emotional connection and Julie helped me to break that, and see food in a completely different way. After losing about 30 pounds I feel absolutely incredible and can’t wait for the journey ahead!

HE

Brighton

Thrive Nutrition & Counseling
5
2020-06-29T17:26:43-05:00

HE

Brighton

Working with Julie has made me feel more powerful in my decisions based on food. I had an extreme emotional connection and Julie helped me to break that, and see food in a completely different way. After losing about 30 pounds I feel absolutely incredible and can’t wait for the journey ahead!
Julie has a special way of giving me the tools to help conquer food concerns that I face with gastrointestinal and dietary concerns that I face on a daily basis. She is an amazing listener and so compassionate, including giving me specific ways to help improve the issues that I face. Her help is literally priceless.

AK

Thrive Nutrition & Counseling
5
2020-06-29T17:29:32-05:00

AK

Julie has a special way of giving me the tools to help conquer food concerns that I face with gastrointestinal and dietary concerns that I face on a daily basis. She is an amazing listener and so compassionate, including giving me specific ways to help improve the issues that I face. Her help is literally priceless.
Julie provided me with the right information, tools, and resources on a very personal issue. She was very effective in providing me helpful suggestions that turned became real solutions.

Lonnie H

Thrive Nutrition & Counseling
5
2020-06-29T17:22:12-05:00

Lonnie H

Julie provided me with the right information, tools, and resources on a very personal issue. She was very effective in providing me helpful suggestions that turned became real solutions.
I was tired of diets and gimmicks and fast ways to take off weight (which always resulted in gaining it back) when I started working with Julie. With Julie as my guide, I changed the way I think about food, and within a year, I dropped 20 pounds without dieting, and without feeling restricted. She's the best!

KL

Thrive Nutrition & Counseling
5
2020-06-29T17:30:19-05:00

KL

I was tired of diets and gimmicks and fast ways to take off weight (which always resulted in gaining it back) when I started working with Julie. With Julie as my guide, I changed the way I think about food, and within a year, I dropped 20 pounds without dieting, and without feeling restricted. She's the best!
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