Free Nutrition Counseling for Ridgefield Kids & Teens

Kids Picky Eating Open House at RVNAhealth

Thanks to the generous grant support of the Ridgefield Fresh Air Fund and the Barker Welfare Foundation, RVNAhealth is now able to offer free nutrition counseling for Ridgefield kids and teens.

This new offering is available for kids and teens, ages 6 to 18, residing in Ridgefield, who are experiencing new or unresolved dietary and nutrition-related health challenges.  Examples include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Food allergies or intolerances
  • Chronic bloating, nausea, constipation, diarrhea and/or chronic upset stomach
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Diabetes/Insulin resistance
  • Limited food preferences affecting growth and health
  • Chrohn’s disease or colitis

This program is not for children struggling with disordered eating behaviors. If you think your child has disordered eating behavior, we can help you find support.

Program Details

This free program for Ridgefield residents consists of three personalized nutrition sessions for the child and their parents/guardians. Your child/family will receive the following:

  • An assessment by our Registered Dietitian
  • Personalized nutrition recommendations to promote overall health and quality of life
  • Nutrition education on how to shop, prepare, and cook meals for the entire family
  • Meal plans
  • Nutrition toolkits supporting your child’s specific health challenge

As the grant is limited in its scope and funding, Ridgefield residents will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. The goal of this grant is to ensure that children living with nutrition related health challenges, regardless of financial situation, have access to a registered dietitian.

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About RVNAhealth’s Nutrition Services

Monica Marcello, RVNAhealth Registered Dietitian

Monica Marcello, MS, RD, is RVNAhealth’s Registered Dietitian and nutrition educator who promotes holistic health, longevity, and quality of life. Monica’s areas of expertise include disease prevention, treatment for many chronic and acute conditions, and digestive health.

Her primary concentration includes treating digestive disorders such as GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disorder), IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), and IBD (inflammatory bowel disease). Monica also has extensive experience in conditions such as heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, and weight management.

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