Courtesy of The Pocono Record
 
Call it a split personality .. for all the right reasons.  
In her actual life, Marty Davey, MS, RD, LDN, is a contracted dietician who works with cholesterol diabetes research and runs a private practice in her East Stroudsburg hometown. She also works in her field with a residential treatment facility in Philadelphia.
 
But then the wig goes on and blender-mania begins as she becomes “La Diva Dietician,” a YouTube global sensation with her humorous demonstrations of cholesterol-free cooking. La Diva appears once a month at the Monroe County Farmers Market, concocting healthy food appetizers, entrees and desserts.
 
She also has a eBook “You’re Not Dead, Yet: Nutrition for the Over 50 Crowd,” which is available at the La Diva website.
Davey, who was at the Rotary Club of the Stroudsburgs weekly noontime luncheon meeting on Thursday at the Sycamore Grille, stepped away and returned to the meeting transformed to La Diva where she created recipes for the membership.
“You never know what you can get,” she said afterward of her creations of a yogurt style dessert and a tasty appetizer that got rave reviews from members for her anti-cholesterol menu that she vows is delicious and nutritious or, as she calls it, “real food” that is “yummy and guilt-free.”
She says including legumes with one meal can stabilize blood for 24 hours. All that’s needed, she says, is some dexterity with a knife to cut, chop and dice the many vegetables and fruits to make it work. A walk around the block after a main meal also is a good idea, she said.
Also at the meeting, members received commendations from Rotary Lieutenant Governor Barbara Balon for years of service from 25 up to 55.
Also, Rotary member Holly Kearns said plans are under way for the sixth annual Not Just Another Auction at Shawnee In on March 24 that will include a silent and a live auction for items and experiences, such as a day for fly fishing in Saylorsburg at McMichael’s Creek.
Entertainment will be provided by the Julliard Jazz Ensemble, which the following evening will perform at the Sherman Theater for students concentrating on music studies in schools in Monroe County invited to the event as guests of the Rotary. Club President Denis Jeter was able to connect with Julliard School through his background as a professional musician and a tour manager for legendary jazz trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis.
Holly Kearns heads the Rotary Club’s organizing committee and can be contacted at 570-242-5773.