For over 30 years our practice has specialized in transformative health enhancement and weight management. We practice a personally tailored, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary counseling approach. Our medical nutrition therapy model, which we have used for many decades, is now known widely as the Integrative, Functional Medicine Approach. This paradigm is highly regarded by health care professionals and their patients who are serious about making beneficial new habits and fundamental changes in their health, body, and self-fulfillment.
At Elizabeth Baron Cole & Associates, our team of well respected, compassionate, and experienced Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and Fitness Trainers all work with our patients with this same philosophy, maintaining the highest standard of quality care possible. We hold either Bachelor or Master of Science degrees and have completed postgraduate coursework, training and certifications in adjunctive specializations to bolster our areas of expertise.
Elizabeth Baron Cole, Founder
BS, RDN, CHFS
MS, RDN, CPT
Brianna Tsuyuki Chang,
Since very young, Elizabeth has had an inherent interest in why people make the choices they do and how behaviors shape outcomes. The genesis of her career is based on these principles and her enthusiastic desire to help others create positive, trusted change. In 1983, she became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and solidified her comprehensive “model for change”, the platform for her integrative medical nutrition therapy private practice.
Elizabeth grew up in Los Angeles loving food, health, dining and fitness. Her past struggles with her weight at a young age inspired her to look beyond frustrating conventional dieting. For more than 30 years, she has helped thousands of individuals improve and resolve their medical, weight and personal concerns. Hundreds of physicians and specialists refer to her practice because of their trust in her sensible “model for change” which enables her patients to transform in fundamental ways that provide lasting health enhancement, weight management and longevity.
Elizabeth initially studied Psychology at UC Santa Cruz, then chose to broaden the scope of her counseling capabilities to better suit her personal passions and aptitudes. In order to have the greatest impact on the health of others she acquired her degree in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics from California State University, Los Angeles. In 1990, Elizabeth became a Certified Health and Fitness Specialist from the American College of Sports Medicine. She began her career at the UCLA Center for Health Enhancement, Education and Research (CHEER) and has received exceptional praise for her counseling, as well as her work with corporate and school wellness programs. Over the years, she has expanded her expertise in a large variety of specialty areas through ongoing training and academic pursuits.
She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American College of Sports Medicine and the following professional practice groups: Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine; Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists; Behavioral Health Nutrition; Weight Management; Diabetes Care and Education; Vegetarian Nutrition; Women’s Health.
In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking, tennis, travel and spending time with family and friends.
Evette’s interest in becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist grew from her love of food and working with people. She has been enthusiastic about cooking and eating since childhood, so a career combining the pleasure of eating with the science of nutrition was a perfect fit. Throughout her 35 years in the field, Evette has applied her philosophy that healthy food should taste good to help individuals achieve an improved state of well-being. She partners with her patients to formulate a plan that incorporates their specific food preferences, cooking/eating practices, exercise and lifestyle. Together, they focus on making sustainable changes to provide a lifetime of benefits.
Evette holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition from California Polytechnic State University, Pomona and a Masters of Science in nutrition from California State University, Los Angeles. She completed her dietetic internship at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and became a certified personal trainer through the National Council on Strength and Fitness. Evette has worked in private practice for the past 25 years, providing nutrition and lifestyle counseling to individuals with gastrointestinal disorders, heart disease, diabetes, weight challenges, cognitive impairment and pregnancy. Her prior experience as a hospital and cardiac rehabilitation dietitian provided a strong clinical and counseling foundation for her career in private practice.
Throughout her career, Evette has strived to remain proficient in the field through ongoing training and continuing education. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists, Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine, and the Celiac Disease Foundation. In her free time she enjoys hiking, cycling, cooking, traveling and spending time with family.
Brianna grew up in Orange County and fostered a love of food and cooking at a young age by helping her mother prepare family dinners each night. Whether hosting friends for dinner around her kitchen table, or teaching patients about the many ways nutrition impacts our lives, she has always loved serving others through food. This love of food led her to pursue a career in nutrition. She received her degree in Nutritional Science and completed her post-graduate internship at Pepperdine University. Through her studies, she worked with non-profits in the greater LA area, provided bilingual nutrition counseling to expectant mothers, and completed nutrition assessments and education for patients in the inpatient hospital setting. Brianna is most passionate about working with women, children, and families to help promote healthy behaviors through all stages of life. She also has experience working with oncology patients, helping to optimize their nutrition status during and after various treatment cycles.
Through each of her professional experiences, she has learned the importance of having a support system when it comes to making long-term changes and success. Her passion and hope for each patient she works with is to educate, enlighten, and empower. In working with her, patients will learn the fundamentals of nutrition and how food impacts our lives on every level: physically and emotionally. Each of us is different, with unique motivations and health goals. Her hope is to learn those motivations, and provide each patient with the tools to make fruitful choices for a healthy and prosperous life.