Damla Hovland, MS, RD, LD


Damla Hovland, MS, RD, LD

Damla is a nationally registered and state licensed dietitian with a breadth of experience in weight management counseling, nutrition education, and nutrition research. Damla has been a dietitian since 2010, beginning her career at an international hospital in Turkey. After moving to United States, she received her second bachelor’s degree from Texas Woman’s University (TWU) in Nutrition (Dietetics), graduating magna cum laude, and completed her master’s degree in Nutrition in the same department. 

Damla is a big proponent of evidence-based nutrition counseling. She believes nutrition is a science, not an opinion. She has co-authored and published multiple peer-reviewed research articles on the relationship of diet and nutrition with health. She has received numerous awards and grants for her research including a grant that recognizes young dietitian researchers, awarded by the European Society of Parenteral Enteral Nutrition and an international research grant awarded by the Turkish Council of Higher Education. Her latest publications focus on the cellular Vitamin A metabolism. 

Damla is a member of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Society for Nutrition, honor societies Phi Theta Kappa and Phi Upsilon Omicron. She volunteers as the legislative coordinator of the northeast region for Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In her free time, she likes traveling, learning languages, exploring world cuisines and spending time with her daughter Freya. 

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