Greenlyfe Nutrition

About Greenlyfe Nutrition

We at Greenlyfe Nutrition are committed to helping you reach the healthiest version of yourself by incorporating wholesome plant-based foods into your lifestyle. We will guide you step-by-step through the journey using evidence-based guidelines to a sustainable and healthy future. We offer the following services:

  • Medical nutrition therapy for chronic disease management 
  • Weight management 
  • Nutrition counseling to incorporate more whole food plant-based solutions

We get that transitioning to a plant-based diet poses unique challenges – that’s why we’re able to meet you where you’re at and offer unique guidance. We’ll provide personalized guidance and support to ensure a streamlined and successful journey to sustaining a long-term plant-based lifestyle.

About me

Shoba Balaji MS,RDN, LDN

I am a passionate dietitian/nutritionist promoting plant-based living backed by evidence-based up to date scientific knowledge, training and, certification. I combine knowledge and wisdom inherited from multi-generational plant-based living and is eager to work with clients at various stages of change towards a plant-forward approach. I understand the frustration for someone starting out new in the plant-based diet journey and I will assist in your journey in a plant-based diet and help you to manage your overall nutritional health and wellbeing. In addition, my prior experience in food technology helps me understand how to best manipulate ingredients in the recipe to make them healthier, tastier and the best meal plan for you.


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..