Meet our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists

Expert nutrition care tailored to your needs.

We make it easy to find the right dietitian. Whatever your reasons for seeking medical nutrition therapy, you deserve to be heard and understood. Our multicultural and multilingual team has diverse backgrounds, specialties, and counseling styles, so you can partner with the best co-pilot for your health journey.

Supportive one-on-one sessions.

We reject the one-size-fits-all approach and embrace personalized nutrition care that honors your unique health history, lifestyle, schedule, culture, tastebuds, and relationship with food. All of our dietitians are trained to provide culturally sensitive care, so you can rest assured that your care plan will respect your personal values and lived experience.

Available when you need us.

Making sustainable changes to your health takes more than one session. Our insurance-covered telehealth platform allows you to meet with your dietitian virtually from the comfort of your own space. Sessions are offered on weekdays, evenings, and weekends. You can stay in touch with your dietitian between sessions through our patient portal to ask questions or schedule your next visit. 

Did you know? 90% of our new patients are seeing a dietitian for the first time. You’ve made a choice to prioritize your well-being, and we think that’s something to celebrate.

We’re proud to be your co-pilot on this journey, and committed to making the process approachable and rewarding. Your dietitian will help you identify where you can make small, sustainable tweaks to your routine and support you in achieving your goals not just for a few months, but for a lifetime.

- Elizabeth Tallerico,

Culina Health VP of Care Delivery

How to prepare for your first registered dietitian session

Step 1: Activate your patient portal 

Download our mobile app and activate your patient portal.

Step 2: Submit your new patient forms

This will give your RD time to prepare for your first meeting, which will save time during your sessions.

Step 3: Think about your goals

These may be behavioral (like learning how to cook a balanced meal), or medical (like reducing your cholesterol). No matter what you hope to get out of your sessions, your RD will help you identify small, meaningful steps you can take each week.

Step 4: Reflect on your eating habits

It can be hard to remember what we eat every day, so you might want to take some time to write down your meals and snacks. Be ready to talk about your eating habits; remember, we are on your team (and we do not judge).

Step 5: Get your “about me” ready

Your RD will want to know a little bit about your medical history, foods you like and dislike, past experiences with dietary and nutrition support, and a snapshot of your daily life.

Step 6: Create a list of questions

We are eager to answer all your burning questions. Ask us anything — from queries about food and nutrition to admin questions about the Culina Health process. 

We’re in-network with most major insurance plans

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We will verify your coverage for free when you book your first session. Don’t have or don’t want to use insurance? Check out our affordable memberships →

Conditions We Treat

Our registered dietitian nutritionists meet with patients virtually to support their nutrition care for a variety of health diagnoses and conditions, including patients with chronic diseases and presenting with multiple conditions. We always take into account patient lifestyle, culture, environment, schedule, and other preferences in our care plans.

What our patients say

“When I first met my dietitian, I was struggling and making bad decisions despite my best intentions. She was able to create a program that matched my goals, and, more importantly, she was able to integrate good nutrition into my existing lifestyle rather than changing it completely.”

Suzanne H.

“Seeing my dietitian has honestly changed my life. She made it easy as it was not about overhauling my life, but about implementing subtle changes until I developed better, healthier habits.”

Jackie U.

“I came across Culina Health on Instagram and decided to give it a try. I had no idea my insurance would cover 100% of my sessions! I thought working with a dietitian was a luxury for the financially wealthy — I'm glad I now know better!”

Etoyia H.

FAQs

How do I get matched with a registered dietitian? 

Our care team considers a variety of factors when pairing patients with dietitians, including your location, health goals, and preferred medical nutrition therapy approach in addition to any referring physicians or chronic conditions that might have brought you to us. Many of our dietitians have areas of specialization that particularly qualify them to assist patients with certain health concerns. 

How much does it cost?

If you have health insurance, your sessions will most likely be covered under your plan. That’s why we ask for a copy of your insurance card in advance; our team will verify your benefits and let you know about any copays, coinsurance, and deductible balance before your first appointment.

If you’re not covered by insurance, we're still committed to helping you fit registered dietitian sessions into your budget. Check out our affordable memberships or reach out to our support team at info@culinahealth.com or 917-647-1665. 


Will I have to follow a specific diet?

Short answer: no. Because our care is personalized, we don't subscribe to any single diet or eating trend; instead, we work with you in 1:1 sessions to develop sustainable plans tailored to your individual background, preferences, and needs. (And if the plan isn’t working for any reason — we change it!)

Once you schedule your first session, you’ll gain access to the Culina Health app. This will be your home for meal tracking, recipes, and other healthy eating tips week to week (plus you can chat with your registered dietitian in real time).




What happens during a typical session? 

The process is slightly different for everyone, but generally your sessions will include discussions of your eating habits and goals, troubleshooting for any struggles you may be having, and planning for the week ahead. 

All of our registered dietitians are trained to deliver culturally competent, identity-centered care. Your conversations will be judgment-free, and your dietitian will take care to respect your individual background. 


What if I have to change my appointment time?

You can cancel and reschedule your appointment up to 24 hours before with no penalty!

What if I don’t click with my registered dietitian?

We want you to have the best support possible. If it’s not the right fit, we'll help you rematch.


Meet Our Team of Dietitians

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  • Autoimmune Inflammation Nutrition
  • Cancer Care Nutrition
  • Diabetes and Prediabetes
  • Endometriosis
  • Exercise & Sports Nutrition
  • Gastrointestinal Digestive Health
  • General Healthy Eating / Lifestyle
  • General Healthy Eating Guidance
  • Health Bariatrics
  • Healthy Eating & Wellness
  • Heart & Cardiovascular Health
  • Hormone Health
  • Nutrition For Eating Disorders
  • Pediatric Family Nutrition
  • Pediatric Nutrition
  • Prediabetes, Diabetes & Gestational
  • Pregnancy & Postpartum Nutrition
  • Relationship with Food & Disordered Eating
  • Sustainable Weight Loss Nutrition
  • Other Specialties

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