Greenlyfe Nutrition

About Greenlyfe Nutrition

At Greenlyfe Nutrition, we’re committed to helping you reach the healthiest version of yourself. We will work with you to incorporate a wholesome, plant-based diet into your life. Together, we will work step-by-step, towards a healthy, sustainable future. 

We offer the following services: 

  • Nutrition for chronic disease management 
  • Support for weight management 
  • Counseling for incorporating more plant-based foods 

Transitioning to a plant-based diet poses unique challenges, and we get it – that’s why we want to meet you where you are and offer individualized guidance. We’ll provide personalized support to ensure a successful journey to a sustainable plant-based lifestyle.

About me

Shoba Balaji MS,RDN, LDN

Founder & CEO of Greenlyfe Nutrition


I am a passionate dietitian nutritionist who promotes plant-based living backed by evidence-based science, training, and certifications. I combine my knowledge and wisdom inherited from multigenerational plant-based living, and I’m eager to help clients at all stages of their plant-based journey.

I understand the frustration that can come along with just starting out a plant-based diet, and I’m here to assist you along the way as you manage your nutrition and well-being.

My experience in food technology helps me understand how to best use ingredients in recipes to make them healthier and tastier and turn them into the best meal plan for you. Overall, I bring a holistic and knowledgeable perspective to nutrition, and I’m passionate about using these skills to help you achieve a healthier, balanced lifestyle.


Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC | Dietetic Internship and DPD program certification Framingham State University, Framingham, MA | M.S in Food Science and Nutrition University of Madras, Chennai, India | M.S in Textiles and Clothing University of Madras, Chennai, India | B.S in Food Service Management, Nutrition and Dietetics

Professional Organization Membership

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Diabetes Dietetic Practice Group
  • Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • First Coast Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group
  • Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group


  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) Commission of Dietetic Registration, The credentialing agency for the Academy Of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN), Florida
  • ServSafe Manager Certification, National Restaurant Association
  • Certificate Of Training in Adult Malnutrition, ABBOTT Nutrition Health Institute
I have lived in different parts of the world and the USA and now call Ponte Vedra Beach, FL my home. The best part of my life was taking time off to be a stay at home mom and be actively involved as an volunteer in my children’s school science competitions, multi-cultural events, serving on the multicultural advisory board, friends of the arts (Theater and band) and as a section mom for ballet productions. We raised both our kids as vegetarians and that has helped me to understand how to navigate the school and college cafeteria for kids with special meal requests. In my free time some of the things I love to do are cook for my family and friends, go to the local farmer’s market to get fresh produce and support local farmers, tend to our garden and taking care of plants in the food forest we are trying to grow in our yard, biking, walking on the beach, taking photos of food and nature, and if time permits dab a little in oil painting.

Why Choose Us?

Board Certified

1. Master’s Degree from Framingham State University, Framingham, MA which is an accredited university.
2.Received a verification statement from Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC which is an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD).
3.Completed ACEND-Accredited Dietetic Internship program
4.Pass the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) credentialing exam.
5.Obtained LDN State Licensure from the State of Florida.
6.Maintain ongoing continuing education


What drove me to become an RD was my desire to spread my generational knowledge of plant-based food. I was struck by the lack of culturally appropriate dietetic care to cater to my family, friends, and clients who follow a plant-based diet; the educational knowledge and experience combined with what my family has been practicing for many generations help me to come up with solutions that can be effective and sustainable.

Client Centered

Every time my family or I went to the dietitian I would research and find out foods that can be more culturally acceptable. I understand the frustration for someone starting out new in the plant-based journey and will be able to assist in their journey. I have lived and interacted with people from different regions and cultures in the USA and can relate to people from different backgrounds, which will be an asset to find a culturally appropriate dietary intervention to manage health..