Maria C. Alamo, President
Salud Consulting, Inc..

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About Us

President Maria C. Alamo, MPH, RD, LD*, brings her 20 years' experience in the food, health, nutrition and marketing fields to Salud Consulting, Inc. Fluent in English and Spanish, Maria specializes in applying knowledge of Hispanic consumer trends and traditions to help corporations and trade associations develop, execute and evaluate food products, recipes, communication programs and more.

Her expertise allows her to conceptualize and implement initiatives targeted to consumers, healthcare and culinary professionals, and to identify business opportunities that can strengthen brand-specific product positioning.

Born in Madrid, Spain, Maria grew up in Puerto Rico before attending Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she completed a BS in Psychobiology and a Master of Public Health in Nutrition. She did her dietetics residency at a local hospital, before working her way up to manage the Clinical Nutrition Department and a prestigious National Institutes of Health research grant for Children's Hospital.

Maria founded Salud Consulting, Inc., in 2001 after nearly ten years in the Chicago area as a research and nutrition specialist for Kraft Foods, then as Vice President of Nutrition Communications for Edelman Public Relations Worldwide. She is thrilled to merge the culinary, communications and creativity as a successful entrepreneur. "It's been a great journey," says Maria. " This setting allows me to work simultatenously on the multiple facets of this exciting profession."

* MPH = Master of Public Health in Nutrition
RD = Registered Dietitian
LD = Licensed Dietitian

The Salud Team
The Salud Consulting team includes dietitians, professional nutritionists, food and culinary experts, certified translators, copywriters and editors. Consultants are matched on a per project basis to meet clients' needs. They represent many diverse cultural backgrounds and geographic locations, including Puerto Rico, Mexico, Nicaragua, Chile, Ecuador and Spain.

We would like to thank our clients (many of them listed below) for choosing us as their food and nutrition consultants.

  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Dietetic Association
  • California Pistachio Commission
  • ConAgra Foods, Inc.
  • Digiknow, Inc.
  • Dome HK
  • Edelman Public Relations Worldwide
  • Entertainment Industry Foundation
  • Family Features Editorial Syndicate, Inc.
  • Kitchen Aid
  • Kitchen Consultants
  • Kraft Foods Global, Inc.
  • Latina Magazine
  • McDowell & Piasecki Food Communications
  • Martek Bioscience Corporation
  • LA Weight Loss Franchise Company
  • Meredith Integrative Marketing
  • Midan Marketing, LLC
  • National Cattlemen's Beef Association
  • National Pork Producers Council
  • National Restaurant Association Education Foundation
  • Nestlé USA
  • Nutrio Technologies
  • The Pampered Chef Ltd.
  • The Quaker Oats Company
  • The San Jose Group
  • Unilever Bestfoods

Call 847-800-4063 to spice up your next project with the expert food and nutrition savvy of Salud Consulting. Or, to send email.


3317 Colfax Street, Evanston, IL 60201; 847-800-4063