Managing Director, EMPOWER NUTRITION

Mweia Elias MS, RD, CPT, is a registered dietitian/clinical nutritionist, integrative health coach, and fitness professional that is dedicated to promoting the power of food and exercise as medicine.

Mweia received her Masters in Clinical Nutrition at New York University and also earned a Master’s degree in Pharmacology & Cancer Biology from Duke University. She completed her training in holistic health coaching at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and specialized in the advanced practice of Functional Nutrition through the Institute of Functional Medicine. She is certified as a Personal Trainer by the American Council on Exercise.

She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, the Caribbean Association of Nutritionists & Dietitians, and is registered with the Trinidad & Tobago Nutrition & Dietetics Board. Mweia specializes in weight management, sports nutrition, diabetes education, oncology nutrition, and dietary management of high blood pressure, cholesterol, and heart disease, as well as overall healthy eating.

As managing director at EMPOWER NUTRITION, she shares her expertise in nutrition, fitness, stress reduction, and chronic disease management with clients in private, corporate, and community settings to help them create positive habits that boost health, happiness, and success. Her goal is to empower her clients with the knowledge, skills, and support necessary to achieve meaningful and lasting change.


Licensed Registered Dietitian
Trinidad & Tobago Nutritionists & Dietitians Board
Commission on Dietetic Registration, Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

Master of Science, Clinical Nutrition;
Steinhardt Department of Nutrition, Food Studies & Public Health,
New York University, New York

Holistic Health Coach Certification
Institute of Integrative Nutrition & Columbia University Teacher’s College,
New York

Master of Science, Pharmacology & Cancer Biology,
Duke University, North Carolina

Bachelor of Science, Biology, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
North Carolina Central University, North Carolina

Professional Associations

  • Caribbean Association of Nutritionists & Dietitians
  • Trinidad & Tobago Association of Nutritionists & Dietitians
  • Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
    Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group (DPG)
    Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition DPG
    Dieticians in Integrative and Functional Medicine DPG
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE certified trainer)
  • Institute of Functional Medicine (Functional Nutrition Training)