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Victoria Yunez Behm, MS, MTS, CNS, LDN, RYT 

Personalized Nutrition, Theological Bioethics, Health Equity, Culinary Nutrition, Mindfulness-Based Practices



  • Director of Nutrition Science & Education, American Nutrition Association, Hinsdale, IL 

  • Adjunct Faculty, Maryland University of Integrative Health, Laurel, MD


  • Clinical Nutritionist & Owner, Nutrition for Vibrant Living LLC

  • Adjunct Faculty, Stratford University, Baltimore, MD

  • Natural Pharmacy Manager, Sunlight Natural Health, Baltimore, MD


  • Fellowship in Theology, Medicine, and Culture, Duke University, 2022

  • Master of Theological Studies (MTS), Duke Divinity School, Duke University, 2022

  • Master of Science (MS), Nutrition and Integrative Health, Maryland University of Integrative Health, 2013

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Biblical and Religious Studies, Messiah University, 2010

  • Study Abroad, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, 2008                                                                                          


  • Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS)

  • Licensed Dietitian-Nutrition (LDN), Pennsylvania & Maryland

  • Registered Yoga Teacher 200-Hour (RYT)


  • Programs Committee, American Nutrition Association

  • Corporate Relationship Committee, American Nutrition Association

  • Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusivity Task Force, American Nutrition Association

  • Nutrition Curriculum Committee, Maryland University of Integrative Health

  • DEI Committee, Maryland University of Integrative Health

  • CNS Exam Item Writing Task Force, Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists

  • CEO Council, Maryland University of Integrative Health

  • Co-President, La Union Latina, Duke Divinity School

  • Supervisor to Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) Candidates, Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists


  • Corinne L. Bush, Victoria A. Yunez Behm & Alyssa C. Dougherty, In Memoriam: A Tribute to Four Late Nutrition Pioneers & Past Leaders of the American Nutrition Association, Journal of the American Nutrition Association, 2023;42(1):1-2. DOI:10.1080/27697061.2022.2153762

  • Victoria A. Yunez Behm & Corinne L. Bush (2021) Personalized Nutrition 2020: Proceedings from the American Nutrition Association’s 61st Annual Summit, Journal of the American College of Nutrition, DOI: 10.1080/07315724.2021.1875340

  • Corinne L. Bush, Jeffrey B. Blumberg, Ahmed El-Sohemy, Deanna M. Minich, Jóse M. Ordovás, Dana G. Reed & Victoria A. Yunez Behm (2020) Toward the Definition of Personalized Nutrition: A Proposal by The American Nutrition Association, Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 39:1, 5-15, DOI: 10.1080/07315724.2019.1685332

  • Joel S. Edman & Victoria A. Yunez Behm (2015) Digestive Health Module: Scientific Review, Interpretation and Clinical Considerations, Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists Clinical Nutrition Series.

  • Victoria A. Yunez Behm (2015). Supplemental Use of the Carotenoids Lutein and Zeaxanthin. Jacobs Journal of Food & Nutrition, 2(3): 017.


  • Invited Speaker, “You Will Not Die...You Will Be Like God" – Fasting & the Search for Everlasting Life, Conference on Medicine & Religion, Columbus, OH, 2023

  • Invited Speaker, “Life Extension & Longevity Experiments,” Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill, NC, 2022

  • Panelist, Teología en la clínica: Latinx theology, accompaniment & salud en conjunto, Conference on Medicine and Religion, Portland, OR, 2022

  • Faculty, American Nutrition Association Personalized Nutrition Practitioner Training Program, Virtual, 2021

  • Faculty, American Nutrition Association Nutritional Genomics Training Program, Virtual, 2020                                    

  • Instructor, Yoga Teacher Training, Peace.Strength.Yoga, Chattanooga, TN, 2016-2021                                        

  • Visiting Presenter, Kids in the Kitchen, North Georgia Teaching Kitchen at the North Georgia Food Bank, Clayton, GA, 2017

  • Visiting Instructor, Messiah University, Mechanicsburg, PA, 2014, 2017 

  • Invited Speaker, Chattanooga State Community College, Chattanooga, TN, 2016                                               

  • Invited Presenter, Culinary Nutrition Community Teaching Series, The Chattery, Chattanooga, TN, 2016

  • Invited Speaker, Dreamers Day: A Women's Event, Chattanooga, TN, 2016

  • Invited Presenter, Nutrition for Corporate Professionals, Kibart Consulting Engineers, Towson, MD, 2013

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