Faculty & Advisory Board

Coco Newton, MPH, RD, CCN

Coco Newton, MPH, RD, CCN is owner of Lifetime Nutrition, LLC, a private practice in Plymouth, Michigan, focused on the use of Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy (FMNT) in prevention and treatment of chronic disease.

Coco received her Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Dietetics/Community Nutrition from the University of California, Davis; her Masters of Public Health (MPH) in Nutrition from the University of Minnesota; and completed her Registered Dietitian (RD) internship at the University of California, San Diego. She is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN) and is board-certified through the International and American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists.

Coco co-founded and served on the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Nutrition Advisory Board from 2007-2011. In 2010, Coco co-founded the University of Kansas’ Nutrition Fellowship Program, a collaborative program through the University’s departments of Integrative Medicine and Dietetics & Nutrition. In 2010, Coco co-founded the Michigan Nutrition Association to advocate for fair licensing laws that do not discriminate against qualified nutrition practitioners. Coco served on the Michigan Board of Dietetics and Nutrition from 2007 to 2013, and championed the successful repeal of the Dietetics/Nutrition Licensure Law on July 1, 2014, the first repeal in the United States.