Faculty & Advisory Board

Coco Newton, MPH, RD, CNS

Coco Newton, MPH, RD, CNS is owner of Lifetime Nutrition, LLC, a virtual private practice in Maple City, Michigan.  She has expertise in Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy (FMNT) for prevention and treatment of chronic diseases and syndromes. Currently she is devoted to helping patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) throughout the world, collaborating with interest groups, and educating healthcare professionals.

Coco received her Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Dietetics/Community Nutrition from the University of California (Davis) and her Masters of Public Health (MPH) in Nutrition from the University of Minnesota.  She completed her dietetic internship at the University of California (San Diego) and is a registered dietitian (RD) through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  She is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) through the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists at the American Nutrition Association.

Coco co-founded and served on the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Nutrition Advisory Board from 2007-2010. In 2010, she co-founded the University of Kansas’ Nutrition Fellowship Program, a collaborative program through the University’s departments of Integrative Medicine and Dietetics & Nutrition.

In 2007, Coco served on the state of Michigan Board of Dietetics and Nutrition and championed the repeal of the anti-competitive and discriminatory Dietetics/Nutrition Licensure Law in 2014, the first repeal in the United States.

Coco is an active lecturer and advisor to HealingALS.org with the mission to educate persons diagnosed with ALS and medical professionals on nutritional protocols to slow, stop, and potentially reverse ALS.

Coco authored the chapter: “Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS): The Application of Integrative & Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy (IFMNT)” published April 2020 by Springer in the textbook: Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy: Principles & Practices

Coco received the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2021 Visionary Award from Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM), a practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.