Sara Atallah, a licensed clinical dietitian/nutritionist from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has been awarded Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized training and education program in bariatric science she was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).
Ms. Atallah’s clinical experience in both Lebanon and Saudi Arabia encompasses, adult weight management, therapeutic and geriatric nutrition. As a bariatric nutritionist she specializes in dietary counseling for patient’s pre and post weight-loss surgery.
Her professional education and training includes a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Balamand University in Lebanon as well as a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Lebanese University. In addition, she has been certified as a personal trainer by the Sports Performance Institute.
Recognition of the obesity pandemic and the need for specialized competency in bariatric science inspired her recent post-graduate training and certification with AABC. Her clinical experience, scholarship and commitment to public health will further the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care and treatment of those suffering from obesity and related disorders.