Coco Newton

Coco Newton


Coco Newton, MPH, RD, CNS is the owner of Lifetime Nutrition, LLC, a virtual private practice in Maple City, Michigan. She has expertise in Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy (FMNT) for prevention and treatment of chronic diseases and syndromes. Currently she is devoted to helping patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (PALS) throughout the world, collaborating with interest groups, and educating healthcare professionals.

Coco received her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Dietetics & Community Nutrition from the University of California, Davis, Masters of Public Health (MPH) in Nutrition from the University of Minnesota. She completed her
dietetic internship at the University of California, San Diego. She is a Registered Dietitian (RD) through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

She is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) through the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists at the American Nutrition Association.

Coco co-founded and served on the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Nutrition Advisory Board from 2007-2010. In 2010, she co-founded the University of Kansas’ Nutrition Fellowship Program, a collaborative program through the University’s departments of Integrative Medicine and Dietetics & Nutrition.

In 2007, Coco served on the state of Michigan Board of Dietetics and Nutrition and championed the repeal of the anti-competitive and discriminatory Dietetics/Nutrition Licensure Law in 2014, the first repeal in the United States.

Coco is an active presenter to several academic, professional, and non-profit organizations to educate PALS and medical professionals on nutritional approaches to potentially slow or stop ALS progression, and ultimately have beneficial effects on function and quality of life. Coco authored the chapter: “Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS): The Application of Integrative & Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy (IFMNT)”
published April 2020 by Springer in the textbook: Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy: Principles & Practices.

Coco received the following awards from Dietitians in Integrative & Functional Medicine (DIFM), a practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:

  • 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2021 Visionary Award