Nutritionist (Dietitian)

Karen S. Fabela
1883 O Conner Street
Pascagoula, MS 39567
(228) 545-1334


Registered and licensed dietitian, certified diabetes educator in private practice for over 2 decades. With expertise in medical nutrition therapy,planning programs and the education of patients.
Major Accomplishments

•    · Counselor for weight management, eating disorders, hypoglycemia, kidney disease, diabetes, substance abuse and hyperlipidemias (cardiac care).
· Experienced keynote speaker at local, state, and national dietetic meetings, cardiac support groups, diabetes seminars and support groups, health organizations, women’s groups, and church groups.
– Speaker at the Diabetes Health Conference in Kansas City
· Editor and publisher of Health from A to Z Nutrition Magazine.
· One of the first to  utilize computers for nutrition assessment, meal planning, and recipe analysis

Professional Credentials

Certified Diabetes Educator – American Association of Diabetes Educators
Licensed Dietitian – State of Mississippi
Registered Dietitian –  with the American Dietetic Association

Mississippi State University
Bachelor of Science, Nutrition and Dietetics
President of the University Health and Nutrition Club

Presbyterian-University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Bachelor of Science, Nutrition and Dietetics


SFB Nutrition Associates, Pascagoula, Mississippi
Nutritionist , 1981 – Present
Strategize behavior and nutrition modification plans for individual or group clients  Create and present specific public speaking topics for corporate, clinical and educational groups, including Just Eat it, and a new you in 8 weeks.

Major clients include:

Hersey Medical Center
· Give medical nutrition therapy along with diabetes education, self-care training to clinical research subjects. Staff nutritional counselor.

St. Mary’s General Hospital – Outpatient Dialysis Unit
· Provided medical nutrition therapy to dialysis patients, provided services to center staff as well as consulting the entire medical staff.

Medical Clinic
· Provide medical nutrition therapy, diabetes education, and self-care training to patients in the Diagnostic Clinic. Head nutrition consultant to medical staff.

Dietetics Department –  New Haven Hospital, Pascagoula, Mississippi
Assistant Director
Responsible for all aspects of food service operations and quality control. Consultant to medical and nursing staff on all nutrition plans. Helped to implement individual and group patient education and inservice training programs.

Dietetics and Nutrition

Our Holy Mother Medical Center
Head Clinical Dietitian

Mt. Timpanogas Hospital
Clinical and Administrative Dietitian

American Dietetic Association
American Diabetes Association
American Association of Diabetes Educator
Mississippi Dietetic Association


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