Individual Nutrition Counseling
I work with couples, individuals, and families on a range of health issues. We can meet in person at my office in downtown Bethesda, or we can talk via phone. Initial sessions typically take an hour, follow ups are usually 45 minutes.
Working with a nutritionist is more like working with a therapist than visiting a doctor, and you should expect to make at least three visits to see benefits. Five sessions are recommended. That being said, my goal is to empower you to take charge of your own health, not to keep you coming back!
Many parents are curious as to whether their kids are eating a nutritious, balanced diet, especially if they avoid certain food groups (e.g. vegetarian or gluten-free), or are picky eaters. A stand-alone dietary assessment involves you recording what your child eats and drinks for three days, and then I analyze the data you collect.
I look at big picture information, like whether the child is getting the right amount of calories and a good balance of macronutrients (fat, protein, and carbohydrates), all the way down to the nitty-gritty of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). You receive a report, summarizing my findings, with tips for how to increase any nutrients that may be lacking, and how to decrease any that may be surplus.
Workshops can be a good opportunity to learn more about a particular health topic. If you are a local school or business interested in hosting a workshop, please contact me!
Prior workshops have included:
Navigating the aisles at your local store can be tricky. Clever marketing means that many products make health claims which give them a 'health halo', while they may actually be far from healthy. For many of us, grocery shopping needs to be efficient, and we don't have time to scrutinize every label. Let me help you to navigate your local store, giving you product tips and uncovering marketing tricks, so that you aren't inadvertently sabotaging your good intentions before you even get your food home!
Sometimes we know what we need to be eating, but lack the inspiration or the skills to make it happen. Cooking classes are an opportunity to learn new techniques, recipes, and time-saving tips, with a focus on simple, nutritious ingredients. At these events you get to watch, create and taste the culinary creations, while learning about the health benefits of the foods we use.
Cooking classes can be held at your home (or mine), and are customizable. For example, allergen-friendly kids food, a dairy-free hors d'oeuvres evening, or a diabetic-friendly dessert tasting.
I am available for lectures and speaking engagements on different health and nutrition topics.
Past presentations include:
Contact me for more information or to book an appointment.