Your personal health coach,

ROOTING you on

Root provides medical nutrition therapy and personalized AI-assisted clinicians for management of chronic conditions.


Your Personal Coach

Your Root Coach works with you daily, makes helpful suggestions, and supports you every step of the way.


Weekly Goals

Review your food log  with your clinician & set weekly goals. Ask questions and get advice.


Recommendations & Recipes

Get recommendations for meals at restaurants, meal kits and recipes to help you make healthy choices.


Win Prizes & Free Meals

Taking control of your health is fun and exciting. We'll help you build healthy habits for life.


Our Services

We give you the tools you need to take charge of your health. Whether your clinician wants you to be more knowledgeable about your diet or you want to manage a chronic health condition, Root is here!

Your Root Coach

Your Root Coach is a real person, a coach and a friend, who understands you and helps you reach your health goals. You'll also receive feedback from Root's AI Health Coach, whenever you need it!

Proven by Science

Our registered clinicians figure out what works best for your lifestyle and health needs. Your coach can help you form healthy habits using techniques proven by science.

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If you find healthy eating to be a challenge, you’re not alone. 52% of Americans find this task to be more difficult than doing taxes. The good news is that with the help of Root’s AI Health Coach, you’ll be able to conquer all of your health goals— whether you’re seeking a healthier diet, a more active lifestyle, or help managing a chronic condition.

Your AI Health Coach is here to listen, understand, and remember everything you tell it. If you’re in the grocery store and are unsure what to buy for dinner, go ahead and ask your AI Health Coach. It will recommend recipes based on the foods you enjoy, and will provide a shopping list to ensure you can easily pick up anything you need to make your home cooked meal.

Root can monitor how you’re feeling and respond to your needs. You’ll receive personalized feedback from both your AI Health Coach and your in-app clinician. You are at the center of your own care, and you'll receive the advice and support you need at the times when it matters most: like when you’re craving a late-night snack, when you’re going out to eat and need a healthy suggestion, when your blood sugar is low, or when you need motivation to go on a run.

The more you use Root, the better Root will understand you.

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Flexible care


With Root, your clinician is a text away.  Together, you can set a personal plan to start you on a path toward change. Your clinician will be there for you at every step.  


Easy healthy eating

Whether you're cooking a meal or ordering out, you'll recieve recommendations for healthy food options. If you're pressed for time, you can even order lunch through the app.


Weekly feedback

Each week, you can log your meals by snapping photos through the app. You'll be able to review your food log with your clinician, go over your weekly goals, and get advice. 

Meet some of our top clinicians!




Shalini Chalana, RD, MS

Shalini Chalana is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with over 20 years of experience in the field of nutrition.  She holds a Master of Education in Nutrition and a Master of Science in Agricultural and Extension Education from The Pennsylvania State University. She has also earned a CDE Certification through the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators.

Shalini believes in making healthy eating simple.  She is passionate about healthy cooking and teaches multiple group classes focusing on easy healthy cooking.

Currently, Shalini works full time as an outpatient dietitian for the Cambridge Health Alliance providing individual visits and diabetes shared medical appointments. In addition to this, she acts as a preceptor for dietitian students from Simmons College in Boston.




Melissa Stump, MS, RD

Melissa is a Registered Dietitian with 7 years of clinical experience. She completed her undergraduate degree and dietetic internship at the University of Delaware, and a master of science in clinical nutrition at Rutgers University. Melissa enjoys helping individuals reach short and long term goals through development of dietary strategies that integrate seamlessly into their daily routine. In her free time Melissa enjoys walking her dog, Walter, practicing yoga, cooking and reading.





Ted Katz, RD

Ted Katz is a superstar Nutrition Director for sports teams and a world class chef. He has served as the  Assistant Director of Sports Nutrition for Baylor University. Prior to  Baylor, Ted consulted with various teams and organizations including the Pittsburgh Pirates, Robert Morris University, and the University of Missouri. He has also written a cookbook.

Teddy earned his Registered Dietitian credentials from UC Davis Medical Center in 2012. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Nutrition from Johnson & Wales University in Providence.

Cynthia's Success Story


Hear about Cynthia's Transformation Story

I love my personal health coach, Melissa. She just gets me. She sends me recipes, talks me through my sticking points and helped me lose 22 pounds and counting! 

— Cynthia 39, Pittsburgh