Who We Are

Tamara Martucci, Co-founder

Certified Health Coach, Institute of Integrative Nutrition
Certified Mindfresh Teacher
Reiki Master Practitioner
Karma Kids Yoga Teacher Training
Yoga Mom Buddha Baby Post-Natal Training

My backstory: Before I got into wellness, I worked in banking for 15 years. I was suffering from chronic health issues that didn’t improve with medical treatment. While looking to the alternative medicine world for other options, I stumbled onto mindfulness meditation and yoga. This led to the decision to undergo a 200-hour yoga teacher training at the famed Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. As part of that process, I went on a plant-based, whole food diet, which had an unexpected side effect:

Many of the health conditions I had struggled with finally began to improve.

This ignited an insatiable desire to learn everything about how food affects our health. I registered at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition where I was trained in over 100 dietary theories, which I incorporate into every wellness program we do. My passion is creating a personalized “roadmap to health” that helps each and every client experience the same total health and wellness revolution that I had.

Tamara lives in NYC with her husband and three kids and the family dog. 

Molly Lukins Burke, Co-founder

Certified Health Coach, Institute of Integrative Nutrition
Certified Nutrition Coach, Keri Glassman’s Nutritious Life Program

My backstory: As a New York City native and the daughter of a cookbook author, I grew up with a deep appreciation for the way food impacts our quality of life. When my own children were born, I spent so much time focused on their nutrition that I started neglecting my own. I was over-exercising and eating mindlessly, and it took a toll on my mind and body.

I no longer felt good.

I began to educate myself about the connection between nutrition and wellness, and experienced a “lightbulb moment” when I realized that our food, physical health, and mental health are intertwined; If one area is out of whack, the other two will follow. In order to implement a healthier way of life, I started taking advantage of the wide range of wellness resources that New York City had to offer. In 2012, I moved to Hong Kong with my family and traveled to Japan, China, Vietnam, Cambodia and India, where I had the chance to experience many additional holistic healing and wellness methods. By the time I moved back to New York in 2016, I was a brand-new person as a result of the practical tools for healthy living that I had been exposed to. I love helping others find true joy and balance in their own lives.

Molly lives in NYC with her husband and two children.

“I cannot say enough good things about Food + Mood NYC! Best health coaches out there! They introduced me to the top Acupuncturists, homeopaths, yoga classes, meditations and workouts that have put me in the best shape of my life – physically and mentally. Their restaurant recommendations are on point and make clean eating so easy! Have them come to your home and go through your kitchen cabinets! They will weed through all the unhealthy foods and will show what to replace everything with so you and your family can live the healthiest versions of yourselves. I promise you won’t regret it!”

“Many moons ago, Food + Mood told me about acupuncture. Then some years later, I started paying attention to their knowledge on the physical and mental health benefits of meditation, as well as the valuable input naturopathy can provide. I am a healthier and more centered person as a result of these modalities, and truly thank them for their influence.”

“I truly don’t know where I would be without Food + Mood. Let’s begin 11 years ago when my mom was diagnosed with cancer and I took on the role of caretaker. That of course lead to so much stress and they immediately stepped in. They introduced me to acupuncture and meditation. Although I was feeling better it wasn’t enough she suggested working on my nutrition. Needless to say it also helped my mom at the time. After my mom’s passing I was left with numerous questions and meaning. After listening to me within minutes they gave me a list of therapists. Most importantly they led me to an ear specialist that discovered my meningioma. Having all these therapies I was strong enough to battle my brain surgery with ease. One month after surgery I’m able to be up and around. Their love is felt in abundance you can’t imagine. Thank you for being my special angel throughout my journey.”