Thelma J. Wayler



A pioneering woman who started her own business when women “just didn’t do that,” Thelma J Wayler, MS, RD, founded Green Mountain at Fox Run at the age of 50 after an illustrious and prolific career as a nutritionist, teacher and author. Prior to Green Mountain, Thelma was a nationally recognized diabetes educator and consulting nutritionist for the US Public Health Service. Her textbook Applied Nutrition (MacMillan) is considered a classic in the field. Thelma often shares that her greatest achievement was helping women give themselves permission to eat, empowering them to take greater responsibility for their health, and most importantly, helping them begin to feel good about themselves, regardless of their body size. Strong, independent and visionary, Thelma earned the respect and attracted the support of luminaries in obesity research for this ‘radical’ approach to weight management. Thelma now spends her winters in Florida, but can be seen around Green Mountain in the summer, often sitting in on classes and quietly becoming the leader, sharing her now three decades of experience helping women achieve their potential.


  • MS in Public Health Nutrition, Institute of Human Nutrition, Columbia University
  • BS in Foods and Nutrition, University of Vermont
  • Registered Dietitian, The American Dietetic Association