Nutrition Services

Whether you’re healthy and looking to stay that way; recovering from an injury, illness or recently received a new diagnosis – nutrition is an often undervalued yet crucial piece of your recovery and ability to achieve your health goals

Food and Nutrient considerations are vital for achieving and maintaining optimal health and wellness, including:

  • Management of chronic conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Chron’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
  • Protection from disease – even if there is a strong genetic component
  • Lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, certain cancers, and obesity
  • Enhanced recovery from injury or illness
  • Lower risk of fractures, osteoporosis, diverticulitis, uncomfortable digestive symptoms, chronic inflammation and unfavorable weight loss or weight gain!

The RVNAhealth comprehensive approach to wellness includes nutrition education, meal plans, personalized nutrient needs, counseling and motivational interviewing, recipe development and exercise prescriptions for all goals, activity levels, and age groups.  

RVNAhealth Nutrition Services & Programs

Individual Nutrition Counseling

One-on-one comprehensive nutrition and wellness sessions tailored to your medical history, nutrient needs, and goals. Individualized counseling is perfect for someone who feels ready, or in need of, a lifestyle change, usually involving one or more visits with our dietitian.

What’s included? What YOU need to be successful.

  • Meal plans
  • Recipes
  • Education
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Nutrition prescription plan
  • Exercise prescription plan

Price:

  • 15-minute Phone Consultation prior to Initial Visit – Free
  • 1-hour Initial Visit – $125; 45-minute Follow-up Visits – $75

*Ask about our 65+ discounts

RVNAhealth accepts Medicare B reimbursement for the following conditions: diabetes, renal disease, and kidney transplants. Please contact RVNAhealth for details.

Nutition Tune-up

A One-time one-on-one comprehensive nutrition and wellness session tailored to your medical history, nutrient needs, and goals. This is perfect for someone who feels confident in their nutrition but wants an expert to review and assist in optimizing their goals. (Think: preparing for a marathon, those last 10lbs you can’t seem to lose, recipe review, etc.)

  • What is included:

  •  Nutrition prescription

  •  Exercise prescription

  • Recipes

Price:

·        1 hour visit – $150

Interactive Cooking Classes

Intimate hands-on cooking classes where you do the cooking along side our dietitian. Each cooking class will be focused on a specific health and wellness topic, and each recipe highlighted will be in theme with the topic.

  • What is included:
    • 1-full meal (plus leftovers too)
    • Recipe
    • Educational toolkit
    • One on one time with dietitian to answer all of your nutrition questions
  • Price:
    • $65 per person
Private Events  

Private events are held in our beautiful, chef’s grade teaching kitchen. You are in total control on how you envision your event to be and our dietitian will bring it to life. From curated menu’s to personalized nutrient prescriptions to hands-on cooking (and all of the above) – there is no limit to what you can do.

  • Events include (but are not limited to)
  •  Bachelorette parties
  •  Family gatherings
  • Girls Night Out
  • Corporate/Team Building Events

Price:

Call us at 203-438-5555 x 1152 OR email nutrition@rvnahealth.org for an estimate!

Upcoming Nutrition and Cooking Classes

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Ask the Dietitian

Have a question about nutrition? Email Monica your question and she will get back to you with her advice.

 

Meet RVNAhealth Nutritionist Monica Marcello, MS, RD

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 and treatment for many chronic and acute conditions. 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. 

Learn more ››

RVNAhealth offers appointments in both our Ridgefield and New Milford office locations as well as virtual sessions.  Appointments in your home are available for an additional travel fee.

Client Testimonials

“Monica listened actively to my goals and we shared a plan to achieve them. She added information at a doable pace so I felt I was having successes. The proof of my success came with the results of my last lab tests, all of which showed improvement, which I did not expect. I had hoped to remain stable. Improvement has been a gift.”


“Monica has been so encouraging and has provided me with the skills to adapt my favorite recipes so that I can meet my protein and calcium goals! ”

“I have been given so many recommendations to incorporate healthy eating into my diet. I am very pleased. ”

“Monica developed the diet plan based on what I was used to eating. She educated me on importance of balancing protein, good fats and carbs. Helped me learn how to incorporate other foods into healthy snacks and meals. Monica responded to email in a timely manner. She was very encouraging about my reaching my weight goals. ”

RVNAhealth on Television

Sugar- Avoid sneaky added sugar to lower inflamation and manage a healthy weight – Better Than Gossip Episode 12

Breakfast – The 3 Foods everyone needs to look good and feel great! – Better Than Gossip Episode 9

Hydration – Why you need a better  hydration plan                                                                                             – Better Than Gossip Episode 6       

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