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Orville Bigelow DHSc, MS, RD


Dr. Bigelow has been working in the field of nutrition for the past 20 years.  He is a Registered Dietitian with a doctorate in health science, a certificate in alternative nutrition, and a certificate in value-based healthcare.

Dr. Bigelow’s career has focused mostly on education and public/community health, though he also has experience in food service and clinical dietetics.  He currently is serving as the Interim Director of a Women, Infant, and Children’s (WIC) Program located in Southern California.

Dr. Bigelow has a passion for education and a whole person healthcare approach.  He believes that an individual’s good health begins well before conception and is shaped by their environment and societal factors.  He believes that health and wellness is not just a personal journey, but a community endeavor.


  • A.T Still University (Doctor of Health Sciences)
  • California State University, Los Angeles (Master of Science, Nutritional Science)
  • California State University, Los Angeles (Bachelor of Science, Nutritional Science)
  • The Dartmouth Institute/Dartmouth College (Certificate in Value-based Healthcare)
  • California State University, Los Angeles (Certificate in Alternative Nutrition)

Classes Teaching:

Dr. Bigelow teaches Nutrition across the Lifecycle: Preconception, Pregnancy, Lactation, Infancy, and Childhood.

Professional Associations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)
  • Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB)