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 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!
Check out our 30-minute on-demand class below on How to Raise Happy, Healthy Food Explorers!
In this 30-minute on-demand video, you will learn some of the elements needed to raise healthy eaters including, feeding styles, food parenting practices, and the importance of family meals. April and Christine will discuss why feeding kids can be difficult, how to prevent or overcome picky eating and what tools you need to reduce mealtime stress. Watch now or at your convenience - enjoy!
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We meet every week initially and later transition to meeting bi-weekly and/or once a month or as needed if appropriate. This is determined based on several factors, including whether you have met your goals, the level of accountability you desire, and what will keep the momentum going for you to reach your goals faster. Establishing long-term health habits takes time and requires a commitment in order to see true success!
We encourage open communication between sessions if you have a question. We will use the Chat Messenger feature of Practice Better for all of our communications in between sessions. If your question requires a more in-depth discussion, we may recommend that we schedule a session to speak so that we can provide more comprehensive support and provide the appropriate time needed to address your questions or concerns. We respond to messages and emails within 48 hours, Monday-Friday during normal business hours. If you reach out over the weekend, please understand we will respond on Monday.
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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.
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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.
Depending on your individual needs and circumstances, you will meet with your dietitian every week initially and then bi-weekly, 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!
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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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We don’t currently take insurance but we can provide people in New York State with a superbill upon request. If you have an insurance plan with out-of-network benefits, we can provide you with a superbill to submit a claim for reimbursement. Please note that reimbursement may vary depending on your individual provider and policy.
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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.
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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.