Nutrition Counseling

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Personalized Guidance for Positive Lifestyle Change

Does this sound like you?

  • Your doctor has given you or a loved-one a medical diagnosis that requires changing how you eat but you don’t know how to get started and you are worried about feeling deprived.
  • You are concerned about your family’s mealtime choices, frustrated with catering to different tastes and worried about whether everyone is getting the nutrition they need.
  • You want to get your eating habits under control instead of feeling like food sometimes controls you so that you can maintain a healthy weight and feel good inside and out.
  • You want to eat better—to eat “healthy”—but you don’t know what that really means and are confused by all of the diet trends you read about online.

Let us help you make sense of all the nutrition jargon and medical terminology, figure out what healthy eating means for YOU, and get you set up on the right path to reach your personal nutrition goals with evidence-based practices customized to your individual needs

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What is Nutrition Counseling?

Nutrition counseling is a therapeutic relationship between a client and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with the goal of helping patients adopt healthy eating habits through self-reflection and behavior change. Counseling relationships with a RDN can be one-on-one or geared towards couples, families, or other supportive groups.

Our holistic style of nutrition counseling looks at food not just as fuel, but also as an emotional and social component of your life. We will take away the judgments—the “good” and “bad” labels—and help you create a positive, healthy relationship with food. We will work together to figure out your long- and short-term nutrition goals, identify any potential hurdles, and determine the tools and techniques that will help you to meet your desired outcomes.

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Clinical nutrition counseling

What is Culinary Nutrition?

In addition to traditional counseling and problem solving techniques, we use culinary nutrition to help our clients to change their relationship to food and achieve their nutrition goals. Culinary nutrition—integrating hands-on cooking and food education with nutrition counseling—will give you the knowledge, skills, and resources to make successful, long-term, sustainable changes in what, when, why and how you eat. We won’t just teach you what to eat, we’ll take you into the kitchen and show you how to choose, plan, prepare, and enjoy meals that will support your nutrition goals and help you to make healthy—and delicious—changes in how you cook and eat.

Changing your diet shouldn’t be about what you can’t eat any more, but rather all the new things you get to have that you never knew existed!  We will work together to broaden your food choices and your palate, introducing you or your loved one to a new world of flavors and ingredients to enjoy while supporting your nutrition goals for healthy lifestyle change, weight management, or a specific health diagnosis.

Areas of Expertise

Nutrition counseling and culinary nutrition with Cook Learn Live can support a variety of medical and health conditions. Some of the issues Jenna focuses on include:

  • Reducing cholesterol, high blood pressure, and metabolic syndrome through healthy eating, including Mediterranean and DASH diet profiles
  • Addressing pre-diabetes and supporting healthy nutrition for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
  • Managing food allergies and intolerances and the introduction of alternative ingredients for a diverse and healthy diet
  • Reducing symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other related GI disorders through low-FODMAP and other specialty diets

  • Anti-inflammatory diets for autoimmune disorders
  • Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight
  • Cooking, meal planning, and meal support for eating disorder recovery
  • Family meal planning and management, including addressing “picky” eating, general family nutrition for all ages, and coaching and support for managing healthy family mealtimes and developing long-term positive relationships with food for all family members
  • Cooking, meal planning, and basic nutrition education for individuals with special needs living both independently and with support

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What Our Clients Have to Say

Jenna’s vast knowledge of both nutrition and culinary skills, her willingness to meet me and my family where we were, her encouragement, and her non-judgmental style have all made a huge impact on my and my family’s lives.

– C.B., Hastings-on-Hudson

Our son has episodic seizures. Along with medication, we decided to try to work to change Max’s diet and improve his cooking skills at the same time. Max has LOVED learning to cook with Jenna, as well as discussing his dietary options for healthier eating. He is very proud of his cooking skills but the best part is the huge lowering of his cholesterol and the major reduction in the frequency of his seizures

-Ruth F., Mamaroneck

Pricing for Nutrition Counseling and Culinary Nutrition

  • Initial Intake – For New Clients
  • Counseling – 1 Hour
  • Counseling – 90 minutes
  • Culinary Nutrition
Initial Intake – For New Clients

$195 – 90 minutes

In our White Plains office or your nearby home location

Counseling – 1 Hour

$145 – 1 hour

Culinary nutrition also available.

Session in our White Plains office or your nearby home location (+$50)

Counseling – 90 minutes

$195 – 90 minutes

Culinary nutrition also available.

Session in our White Plains office or your nearby home location (+$100)

Culinary Nutrition

$250 – 2 hours

Up to 2 people may participate

Session in our White Plains office or your nearby home location (+$100)

Discounted package pricing is available for advance purchase of multiple sessions. Just ask for more details.

Insurance Reimbursement –  Jenna is an in-network provider with Aetna, Cigna, Empire BlueCross Blue Shield, and Emblem GHI PPO. Participants in other health plans should check with your health insurance provider to see if your plan offers reimbursement of nutrition counseling services provided by an out-of-network dietitian. Nutrition counseling may also be covered by Health Savings (HSA) and Flexible Spending (FSA) accounts.

Cook Learn Live’s services are reimbursable through NYS OPWDD Self-Direction for eligible participants. Special pricing is available for clients of community partner organizations, including WJCS POINT, Select Human Services, and Westchester ARC. Please contact your program supervisor or caseworker for more information.  Please note:  all Self-Direction services are paid for directly by the client.  Cook Learn Live is not paid through community partner organizations.

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