EP.123: Tiana Montella – The Labor & Nutrition Dietitian

Emotional Mindset, Money Mindset, Podcast

Today on the Make More Money as a Dietitian Podcast, Christine interviews Tiana Montella, MS, RDN, LD, CD-L. Tiana is a current member of Embody Academy and she is so excited to share her unique entrepreneurial journey with you on the podcast today!

Creating a nutrition business from the ground up can be challenging and isolating as a new entrepreneur. Let Tiana’s story inspire you by letting you know that you can do hard things and succeed, at the same time. 



  • The origin story behind Tiana becoming the Labor & Nutrition Dietitian.
  • Tiana’s personal reason for becoming a labor doula.
  • Why Tiana ultimately decided to join Embody Academy and how the community & program have helped her in her business.
  • The importance of evaluating your own results in business (and life) and 6 questions you’ll want to ask yourself in the evaluation process.



Tiana Montella, MS, RD, LD, CD-L, is a registered dietitian and certified labor doula. She received her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and completed her master’s degree and dietetic internship from Kent State University. Tiana has been an Inpatient RD within the Intensive Care Unit and Progressive Care Unit, focusing on nutrition support. She became interested in birth work and doula services when she felt a calling to solve the black maternal mortality rates. This calling was solidified when she faced medical and racial bias. Labor and Nutrition Dietitian was born to help women of color be empowered to advocate for their rights to have a better birth experience and provide nutrition education for expectant persons and babies.

Tiana serves the Columbus area and virtually to all areas. While working as inpatient RD and Labor Doula, Tiana serves as the Columbus Dietetic Association’s 2021-2022 President. She was awarded 2020 Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year from the Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She recently received the 2021 Clinical Excellence Award from OSU Wexner Medical Center.







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Christine Dyan Thomson, founder of The Manipura Centre™, works to amplify the voices of dietitians who are making an impact.

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