Nutrition Counseling

One-on-one consultations with a registered dietitian will help improve your health and well-being through an integrated approach of nutritional counseling, behavior modification and eating plans that match each client's unique lifestyle, food preferences, biochemical needs, readiness level and health goals. Balanced nutrition can help you reach your desired body weight and prevent nutritional deficiencies that can lead to low energy and illness.

In-depth sessions feature complete assessments, nutrition guidance, personalized eating plans, eating behavior strategies, exercise goals, information on appropriate supplements and healthy cooking and dining out tips. You will gain practical knowledge, skills and behaviors designed specifically to help you adopt sustainable lifestyle changes. Together we will design an effective approach to achieve your desired outcomes.

Nutrition counseling offers an integrated approach to manage your health and wellness. The one-on-one counseling with a registered dietitian will begin with two initial sessions.
 
Session One

  • Obtain a complete medical nutrition assessment
  • Get to know you and understand your personal and lifestyle habits and goals
Session Two
  • Offer recommendations and educate you on how specific nutrition and dietary changes can help prevent and improve your current health and/or weight status
  • Work with you to develop and implement a practical and realistic action plan that meets your personal needs and ultimate goals
  • Work together to set initial nutrition and exercise goals
  • Provide supportive resource materials
Subsequent Sessions
  • Provide ongoing nonjudgmental support and supplemental materials to help you reach your goals (such as planning meals, recipes and tips for shopping and eating out)
  • Continue to set realistic and attainable goals that support desired outcome goals
  • Help you recognize your behaviors and develop strategies to overcome barriers in order to move towards behavior modification & positive lifestyle changes that are sustainable

 
Culinary Programs

"We believe the exposure and consumption of fresh, healthy foods is an important part of learning how to take care of oneself. Pairing nutrition education with food preparation shows individuals and families how delicious healthy eating can be, while increasing awareness, knowledge and health-promoting life skills. Children especially embrace these experiences instinctively and enthusiastically. Developing both a palate for and a healthy relationship with natural foods during childhood set the stage for living long, healthy, fulfilling lives."

- Marie Roth, RD

Our classes address various nutrition-related topics and blend the science and principles of balanced nutrition with a practical, commonsense approach to meal preparation and eating. We will show you how to prepare quick and easy meals that are full of flavor and good nutrition.

Adult Workshops
Nutrition education and food preparation are paired together in our cooking workshops. We offer practical information on selecting and preparing simple meals made from nutrient-rich, whole foods that improve health. Our fun and interesting cooking classes address a variety of themes and food topics.

Kid & Teen Workshops
Our workshops motivate and empower kids and teens to make healthy food choices. Combining nutrition education and hands-on meal preparation activities, our "Chefs-in-training" explore, prepare, and enjoy a variety of nutrient-rich foods. Classes incorporate age-appropriate nutrition concepts and basic cooking activities to help build the skills necessary to maintain a healthy weight and a properly nourished body.
 


Metabolic Profiles / Nutritional Testing

Over time, insufficiencies of essential nutrients can cause abnormalities within the various interconnected pathways of the body and lead to poor health and disease. Measuring markers of deficiencies gives clinicians a window into your unique biochemistry, which takes the guess work out of understanding your signs and symptoms or barriers to optimal weight and health. This process lets us naturally treat the underlying causes of these issues through nutrition interventions, rather than treating the symptoms with medications. The chosen markers in these tests cover most aspects of individual requirements for nutrients. 

Together, based on a thorough assessment, we will select the test(s) that best suit your needs. Each profile looks at various markers and reveals information about your nutrient status to provide specific personal recommendations based on your results. This cutting-edge functional testing identifies areas of imbalances not typically screened by standard lab tests, and can help identify and allow us to address the root cause of issues sometimes long before you have overt symptoms. Through urine specimens and simple finger sticks or blood work you can learn about the following:

  • Nutrient Status
  • Energy Production & Fat Burning Ability
  • Neurotransmitter Production
  • Detoxification Capacity
  • Gastrointestinal Health & Function
  • Oxidative Stress & Free Radicals
  • Fatty Acid Profile & Internal Inflammation
  • Hidden Food Sensitivities
  • Amino Acid Insufficiencies


What are your symptoms or health concerns?
In functional medicine, we look for nutritional imbalances and the root causes of disease for prevention and successful treatment. Many laboratory tests have been developed that can detect these imbalances with objective, lab certified analysis.


Supplement Consultation

By assessing diet, health history and family risk factors, lifestyle, and goals we can provide the best nutritional protocol for weight loss and challenging health ailments. This consultation is designed to advise clients on supplementation based on your assessment and goals. If you have a cabinet full of supplements at home, are unsure about which supplements would best help you, have a newly diagnosed condition and are seeking nutritional ways to treat or adjunct a therapy, or do not feel completely well and would like to seek natural means to address it- you are a good candidate for a supplement consultation. In many cases, but not all, supplements can help attenuate conditions and chronic diseases common across the age groups of our population with far fewer adverse reactions than prescribed medications.

Looking for premium supplements?
Powerfuel Nutrition, LLC is pleased to host an online Designs for Health product store. You now have 24/7 access to our premium, pharmaceutical-grade vitamins, minerals, supplements and medical foods. Use promo code PWFN10 for a 10% discount on all orders.  
Click here for Designs For Health online store


We are also very pleased to announce our online Patient Fulfillment Program with Nordic Naturals. Powerfuel Nutrition clients will receive a 15% discount and free shipping on all orders by entering our "Practitioner ID" number.
Click here for the Nordic Naturals website
(Click here for the steps to order)

 

Other Services

  • Writer (online and print)
  • Speaker
  • Nutrition Education tools and content development
  • Menu and meal plan development

 
 Insurance Coverage

Powerfuel Nutrition, LLC does not currently accept insurance. Nutrition counseling and some metabolic testing is often covered by insurance. Please contact your insurance company or benefits plan to find out if you have this coverage.




Benefits of Nutitional Counseling


Having trouble losing weight and keeping it off? 

Do you struggle with fatigue or low
energy
levels?

Are you stressed out      moody or depressed? 

Have you been diagnosed with
 hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism?

Do you have risk factors for chronic
diseases?    (high cholesterol, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, poor eating habits, sedentary lifestyle, tabacco use)

Do you struggle with GI discomfort? (Bloating, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, indigestion, GERD, lactose intolerance,
celiac disease,
diverticulitis/diverticulosis,
ulcerative colitis/Crohn's disease)

Having trouble following a specialized diet prescription?

Looking to boost your athletic
performance?

Does your child have Attention-deficit or
an Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Concemed your child with allergies is
missing important nutrients?

Need help feeding a picky eater?

Curious about the best nutrients for brain
function and preservation?

Want to learn the key nutrients to defy
aging?

Are you anemic?

Interested in feeling full and satisfied on fewer calories?


Trying to prevent osteoporosis?

Do you suffer from pain or arthritis?

Unsure about what to eat or not eat during pregnancy and lactation?

Do you feel lousy, but can't get answers from the medical community?

Looking for a non-diet approach to healthier eating?

 

Northern New Jersey Nutritionist / Dietitian Servicing Bergen County and Rockland County