Pediatric Nutrition Counseling

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Each stage of a child’s life needs specific nutrients to help them grow healthy and strong. Habits from childhood can last a lifetime. It is easy to find nutrition advice in the media and the internet, but how can you know if it is safe and accurate?

As Registered Dietitians, we assess your children’s diet and ensure that they meet their nutrient, vitamin, and mineral needs to support proper growth and development and prevent deficiencies for each stage of childhood.

We dedicate ourselves to the well-being and overall health of infants, children, and adolescents. We encourage a positive relationship with food and an enjoyable eating environment without focusing solely on caloric intake or weight as determining factors of health status. Instead, we take a whole-foods, whole-child approach and provide parents with the strategies and tools to support their children, helping them form and sustain healthy eating habits that last a lifetime.

Feeding children is not easy, and every family is different and has its own story. To help you reach your child’s goal, we will work together to create a practical plan based on research that considers your family’s lifestyle and your child’s food preferences while also ensuring that they meet their nutritional needs!

Are you stressed at mealtime?

Are you bribing and begging your child so they will try a new food or finish what is on their plate? Do you work so hard making meals only to have your toddler or kid refuse to eat the food? You CAN make changes and help your child eat without all the pressure and anxiety and without becoming a short-order cook.

If you have a picky eater, you are not alone! A recent meta-analysis estimated that 22% of children over 30 months of age are picky eaters, meaning 1/5th of families experience this feeding issue. In cases of extreme picky eating, failure-to-thrive or Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) can ensue.  There are many reasons that a child becomes a picky eater. We always tell our parents that each family is different and everyone has their own story. With so many possible contributing factors, it is imperative to look at the whole picture.

What's important to know is that it is absolutely possible to have peaceful family meals without pressure, bribing, or feeling totally stressed out!

We provide medical nutrition therapy and coaching for the following conditions:

  • Picky Eaters & Unhealthy Eaters
  • Food Allergies & Food Sensitivities
  • Failure to Thrive & Weight Management
  • ADHD & Austism Spectrum Disorder
  • Adolescent Sports Nutrition

We also assist with:

  • Picky Eating Prevention
  • Meal Planning, Prepping, & Batch Cooking
  • School Lunch Ideas & Scheduling
  • Smart Snack Ideas
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Nutrition Sessions + Packages

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Kid's Comprehensive Kickoff Session

  • One comprehensive 60-minute session. During your first session, we will listen to your concerns about your child and get to know your family's lifestyle! You can expect us to review his or her medical history, food preferences, 3-day food diary, eating behaviors, and challenges. After this assessment, we will work together to create an individualized nutrition plan and provide you with the necessary tools and tips to help your child reach his or her goals. This session typically includes the registered dietitian and parent only. That way we can focus on your child's needs.
  • Customized plan and personalized resources. Includes tips, recipes, product advice, and more (delivered within 24 hours of our session).
  • Mobile health app to access Amenta’s client portal, your child's custom plan, handouts, and messages all in one place!
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Pediatric Nutrition Package

  • One comprehensive 60-minute session. During your first session, we will listen to your concerns about your child and get to know your family's lifestyle! You can expect us to review his or her medical history, food preferences, 3-day food diary, eating behaviors, and challenges. After this assessment, we will work together to create an individualized nutrition plan and provide you with the necessary tools and tips to help your child reach his or her goals. This session typically includes the registered dietitian and parent only. That way we can focus on your child's needs.
  • Three 35-minute follow-up sessions. Your follow-up sessions will include us reviewing your child's progress together and celebrating his or her successes (typically once a week). This is the time the child can join (depending on age-appropriateness). We will problem-solve to overcome any barriers or challenges that you may have faced and discuss the next steps on his or her journey.
  • One bonus call or email. Experiencing a challenge that you need help with sooner than the next session? This is an opportunity to communicate with your registered dietitian to address any pressing questions or concerns.
  • One-week dinner plan. To further assist you on getting off to the right start, we organize a weekly dinner plan. Whether consisting of one-pot meals or a few dishes to offer your family, we will customize a plan that is tasty, that suits your lifestyle, and considers your child's food preferences.
  • Customized plan and personalized resources. Includes tips, recipes, product advice, and more (delivered within 24 hours of our session).
  • Mobile health app to access Amenta’s client portal, your child's custom plan, handouts, and messages all in one place!

Nutrition à la carte Services

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Need extra help? We'd love to make your life easier with these additional add-on options!

For more information regarding services & premium options contact Christine and April!

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Expectations

FAQs

How do I get started?

Schedule a Complimentary Consultation!

We want to hear your story and make sure we’re a good fit for each other. In this free call, we’ll also discuss how we, as registered dietitians, can help you, we’ll answer any questions you may have, and figure out whether individual sessions or a package would best suit your needs. 

Already know you want to work with us? Book a session here!

You will:

  1. Choose a date and time
  2. Sign the “Client/Amenta Nutrition Services Agreement” 
  3. Submit payment 
  4. That’s all! - Your dietitian will confirm your appointment shortly after
Do you offer in-person or virtual sessions?

At this time, we are offering both in-person and virtual sessions. Our in-person appointments take place at NUR Space at 596 Warburton Avenue in Hastings-on-Hudson. Our virtual sessions are conducted via video conference through our client platform, Practice Better, and Zoom. These online sessions allow for the same high-quality experience you’d receive during an in-person session, just from the comfort of your own home or office.

How often can I expect to meet with my dietitian?

Depending on your individual needs and circumstances, you will meet with your dietitian every 2-3 weeks initially and then once a month or as needed. This is determined based on several factors: (1) whether you have met your goals, (2) the level of accountability you desire, and/or (3)what will keep the momentum going to reach your goals faster. Establishing long-term health habits requires support by us and a commitment by you in order to see true success - a true team effort!

How do I communicate with my dietitian between appointments?

We encourage open communication between sessions if you have a question. We will use the Chat Messenger feature on our client platform for all communications in between sessions. However, if your question requires a more in-depth discussion, we may recommend that it be discussed at your next session. That way we can provide comprehensive support and the appropriate time needed to address your questions and concerns. We respond to messages and emails within 48 hours, Monday-Friday during normal business hours. If you reach out over the weekend, we will respond on Monday!

Do you offer services other than nutrition counseling?

Yes! We currently offer several add-on options that can help make your journey easier, including Kitchen & Pantry Makeover, Supermarket Tours, Dining Out Assistance, Meal Planning 101, Hands-on Cooking Demos, and Customized Month-long Meal Plans. For more information, see the individual specialties pages or contact us: rd@amentanutrition.com


What consulting services do you offer?

We are available for in-person and virtual engagements on nutrition-related topics for academic, professional, and consumer audiences, including businesses, universities, medical practices, fitness studios, and conferences. We work with you to develop presentations and events tailored to your needs and your audience’s interests.  

Additional services include:

  • Media Appearances
  • Keynotes
  • Full or half-day workshops
  • University speaking engagements
  • Resort wellness events
  • Seminars/Lectures
  • Customizable “Wellness Week”/Nutrition programs
  • Lunch & Learns
  • Group classes/programs/events (i.e. team building, wellness challenges, weight-management coaching, etc)

Find out more here!

What are your insurance & superbill policies?

We don’t currently take insurance but we can provide people in the New York City area with a superbill upon request. This medical receipt can be submitted to your insurance company for reimbursement. Please note that reimbursement may vary depending on your individual provider and policy.


We also offer payment plans to help you invest in yourself. Call us to discuss! 914.222.2977

What is your cancellation policy?

In order to provide the most professional session and to optimize the level of care for you, please understand that your appointment will start at your scheduled time. If you need to cancel or reschedule, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance of your appointment. If greater than 24 hours notice is given, client has the opportunity to reschedule session without penalty.

If canceling within 24 hours of the appointment time, the Client will be charged a cancellation fee of $50. The cancellation fee applies to all sessions, including those in prepaid packages.

A no-show is defined as any appointment with the Client not signing in within the first 15 minutes of the scheduled session. No-shows will forfeit the session with no refund issued and with no rescheduling opportunity. If the missed session is pre-paid, the Client will have forfeited the missed session with the option to purchase a replacement session at $199 for a 60 minute session or $110 for a 35 minute session. There is flexibility for emergencies and is provided at the practitioner's discretion.

What is your refund policy?

Refunds are processed as follows:

Packages paid in full:

  • Canceled after the first session and before the second session: an 80% refund will be issued
  • Canceled after the second session: a 60% refund will be issued

Packages paid via payment plan:

  • Canceled after the first session and before the second session: payments 2-3 (3-month package) and payments 2-6 (6-month package) will not be charged
  • Canceled after the second session: payments 2-3 (3-month package) and payments 3-6 (6-month package) will not be charged.

No refunds will be issued after the second coaching session unless management reviews and deems otherwise.

For Square Up customers refunds can take 9-14 business days to complete. Generally, the customers who completed the initial payment with Visa or MasterCard will see a pending transaction for the refund on their bank account around 1-3 days after the refund has been initiated. Keep in mind that the time frame to post a pending refund is ultimately up to the card-issuing bank.

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