Patient Resources

Nutrition and Health

Sharon Coleman Staier, MS, RD, CSSD
Registered Dietitian
Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics

I provide nutrition counseling, education, and Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) for individuals and families wanting to improve their health through diet and lifestyle management. Consultations include assisting and guiding clients in making healthier choices at home, in restaurants and at work, with the goal being to feel better and more energetic and to improve overall health.

For those who are interested in weight loss, I take an approach of reaching not just a number on the scale, but a more holistic goal of improved health. Many things affect our weight: quality and quantity of foods, stress level, amount of sleep each night, and exercise.

MNT is provided for those who have a medical condition in which nutrition is a key component to achieving their best health. MNT is sometimes reimbursed by the insurance. It can help with conditions including pre-diabetes, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, hypoglycemia, irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, eating disorders, and unintended weight gain or loss.

As a board certified specialist in Sports Dietetics, I also help athletes who are interested in improving their diet for gains in performance. For any athlete at any level, food fuels performance. An improvement in an athlete’s diet, including day-to-day hydration, can have a positive effect on an athlete’s event, meet, game, tournament, or training.

Please call 703.391.2040 to schedule an appointment. All clients are seen at the offices of Fairfax Family Practice Centers. Payment for services is paid at the time of service. Forms are available for you to complete and submit to insurance for reimbursement. If you have any questions, please send an email to