Serving the Broccoli Gods: True Tales and Tips from a Nutritionist on a Quest

By Mary Purdy, MS, RDN

Serving the Broccoli Gods is a collection of intimate, funny and candid personal essays about life as a dietitian, interspersed with helpful and relevant nutrition tip side bars so you laugh a little AND learn a little!

From the turning point event that catapulted Mary from gritty New York City actor to kale lovin’ Seattleite nutrition professional, to her awkward Cheerio encounter with a patient’s two-year old son, the book showcases the humorous and sometimes rocky path of what it means to become the best version of your professional self.

What Others Are Saying

  • "Mary’s writing is honest, funny, and will inspire you to eat real food. I dare you to try not to fall in love with her quirky voice as she takes an honest look at her life as a nutritionist. You may just find yourself reaching for more quinoa and kale in the process, and liking it!"

    Maggie Moon, MS, RDN, author of The MIND Diet book
  • "Mary Purdy smartly bypasses the pedantic by sharing her own sweet, goofy, lovingly written story of forging a transformative relationship with food. You'll follow the tale for fun and punchlines, and be sent away with a brain full of comestible wisdom."

    David Schmader, author of Weed: The User's Guide
  • "Mary Purdy is pure genius when it comes to making nutrition information fun and accessible! Mary's personal journey will inspire you.... I'd like to make this mandatory reading for all of my patients!"

    Michelle Babb, MS, RD, author of Anti-Inflammatory Eating Made Easy
  • "This one's a keeper."

    Shauna Ahern, author of Gluten-Free Girl

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