Franco Lopez III RD CDCES

Franco Lopez III, a seasoned Clinical Dietitian and Diabetes Specialist dedicated to guiding individuals toward Type II diabetes remission and optimal metabolic health.

Drawing from his transformative personal journey, Franco became a trusted metabolic and diabetes specialist. With over 12 years of experience, he has assisted thousands of patients. Now, Franco extends his expertise and support through virtual, tailored, comprehensive nutrition programs, empowering clients to take control of their blood sugars and reclaim their lives.


  • 2020 Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist.

  • 2016 Morrison Healthcare and Compass Group: Dietitian of the Year Award.

  • 2013 Certified Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach.

  • 2013 Texas, New Mexico, Washington Licensed Dietitian.

  • 2012 Registered Dietitian.

  • 2011 HIV/AIDS Training.

  • 2011 Bachelor’s Degree in Family Consumer Science with a major in Human Food Nutrition and a minor in Dietetics.
    New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

  • 2009 USPTA Certification, Tennis Teaching Professional.
    Houston, TX

  • 2005 Associate’s Degree, Business Administration, American Intercontinental University.



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  • General Nutrition Counseling

  • Inborn Errors of Metabolism

  • Weight/Obesity Management in Bariatric and Pediatric patients

  • Diabetes Management Including: Insulin management, Gestational diabetes, Insulin pumps & sensors, and diabetes self-management classes

  • Oncology Nutrition in radiation & medical oncology patients

  • Ketogenic Therapies for Neurological Disorders Including: Epilepsy, Autism

  • Brain tumor/cancer patient nutrition

  • Neurocognitive disorders

  • Children with special health care needs

  • Enteral nutrition

  • Feeding disorders

  • Failure to thrive

Mission Statement:

At Veterans’ Vanguard, our mission is to strengthen the health of individuals by optimizing blood sugar function for extended, high-quality, and functional lives. We offer a unique nutrition-focused approach, encompassing personalized transformation, whole-person well-being, and lifestyle integration with a special focus on veteran wellness.