Employee Spotlight: Meet Candice Candelaria, a Registered Dietician Nutritionist

Candice Candelaria, MS, RD, is a food and nutrition expert who translates the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthier living. As a registered dietitian nutritionist, Candice has extensive training in metabolism management, medical nutrition therapy and integrative/functional medicine. She has been in clinical practice for more than seven years, holding positions at the University of Arizona Integrative Health Center, Southwest Human Development (Arizona’s largest nonprofit early childhood development organization), Phoenix Children’s Hospital and her own private practice.

Working with women one on one at AOA, Candice helps uncover the root cause of various conditions and develops individualized nutrition plans to help achieve optimal physical and nutritional balance. She also helps patients who are fairly healthy to fine-tune their diet or boost their athletic ability. Her skills are especially useful for women who want to:

  • Optimize their health before pregnancy.
  • Manage the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
  • Avoid the use of medications when prediabetes or elevated cholesterol are present.
  • Improve their overall health at any stage of life.


Candice holds a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics and a master’s degree in medical dietetics. She is currently working toward her certification in functional medicine as well as her board certification in sports dietetics from the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Schedule an Appointment

As part of AOA’s integrated approach to women’s healthcare, the support offered by a dietician nutritionist can help you manage various conditions while optimizing your overall health. Feel free to contact Maricopa OBGYN Associates (MOGA) at 602-241-1671 to schedule an appointment with Candice or to learn more about integrated women’s health services at AOA.