Autism Spectrum Disorder Nutritionist NYC

NYC Autism Spectrum Disorder Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT)

Expert NYC Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and Certified LEAP Therapists help identify food sensitivities with the MRT. Identify nutritional risks and develop strategies to guide your loved ones to eat well and live well with ASD. Target the gut-mind connection for improved digestive health and behavior.

Identify Food Sensitivities and Get Nutrition Counseling to Help Children, Teens & Adults with ASD Live Healthier Lives

The CDC reports that ASD affects an average of 1 in 54 children in the United States and over 5 million adults. ASD is a complex developmental and neurological condition.  It is not uncommon for people living with ASD to experience gut and digestive issues, many of which are due to food allergies and sensitivities. The CDC, too, reports that those with ASD are over twice as likely to experience food allergies than those without.

 

Moreover, people with ASD may experience repeat behaviors and restricted interests which can spill over into how they experience food. This can lead to nutritional deficiencies, weight gain, weight loss, and constipation, among other nutrition problems, adding another layer of complication to an already complex disorder. 

 

 

As registered dietitians and CLT (Certified Leap Therapists), taking the guesswork about what is making you or your child or teen with ASD feel bad is the first positive step toward nutrition therapy.  The MRT tests 170 foods, additives, and chemicals to identify hidden inflammatory responses to foods and chemicals.  

 

Using the information from the MRT, you can begin the LEAP protocol — a personalized diet that will give your child or teen’s body the chance it needs to heal. We only work with children and teens that complete the MRT protocol.

 

We also work closely with adults who are living with autism. Your personal registered dietitian and nutrition consultant will analyze nutritional deficiencies and excesses, dietary patterns, medical history, and medications so they can begin to introduce new foods into you or your child’s diet, break unhealthy dietary habits, and help you establish habits to live a healthier, more vital life. We can help patients and their families achieve a healthier, more balanced life. 

With the MRT, identify food sensitivities. Rule out medication interactions.

Identify nutritional risks.

Develop strategies to introduce challenging foods.

Target gut to improve digestive health and behavior.

Our Team of Certified Nutritionists, Registered Dietitians in NYC

Our NYC Certified Nutritionists and Registered Dietitians have diverse experience and backgrounds. We are proud to provide our patients with multi-lingual nutrition services (English, Hindi, Spanish, Haitian Creole). You’ll be paired with one of the expert nutrition therapists on our team that best fits your needs, to help you reach your goals.

 

RDN: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist – MS: Masters of Science – CDN: Certified Dietitian Nutritionist – CLT: Certified LEAP Therapist – CNSC: Certified Nutrition Support Clinician – LDN: Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist

Adiana Castro

MS, RDN, CDN, CLT

Adiana Castro, MS, RDN, CDN, CLT

Studies: Graduate of Stonehill College and Boston University and founder of Compass Nutrition.

Nikita_Kapur_350   Nutritionist NYC – Registered Dietitian in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and The Bronx

MS, RDN, CDN, CLT

Nikita Kapur, MS, RDN, CDN, CLT

Studies: Graduate of UC Davis and Tufts University.

Laura Kahn

MS, RDN, CDN, CLT

Laura Kahn, MS, RDN, CDN, CLT

Studies: Graduate of Syracuse and New York University.

Patricia Pauyo

MS, RDN, CDN

Patricia Pauyo, MS, RDN, CDN

Studies: Graduate of  Dominican College of Blauvelt and Brooklyn College.

Melissa Sirolli

RDN, CDN, CNSC, CLT, LDN

Melissa Sirolli, RDN, CDN, CNSC, CLT, LDN

Studies: Graduate of Pennsylvania State University

Julianka Bell

MS, RDN, CDN, CLT

Julianka Bell, MS, RDN, CDN, CLT

Studies: Graduate of Temple University & Tufts University.

Erika Jacobson

MS, RDN, CDN ,CNSC, CLT

Erika Jacobson, MS, RDN, CDN ,CNSC, CLT

Studies: Graduate of New York University

Darlene Regueiro

RDN, CDN, LDN

Darlene Regueiro, RDN, CDN, LDN

Studies: Graduate of Florida International University

NYC Registered Dietitian Nutritionists for Autism Spectrum Disorder

As NYC Certified Nutritionists and Registered Dietitians, we believe that good nutrition is a human right, fundamental to health, and everyone should have access to the best possible care and information. We believe with the right guidance, everyone can develop healthy, sustainable habits to live lives of wellness.

We  have experience working with children, teens, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. We adhere to a holistic, functional nutrition approach. We will work with you  to:

  • Identify food sensitivities with the MRT, and rule out sensitivities or intolerances that might be affecting your health.
  • Identify nutritional risks.
  • Analyze and identify needs for supplements.
  • Identify unhealthy eating behaviors.
  • Identify medication interactions.
  • Develop strategies to guide you to include a greater variety of foods in their diet.
  • Coach caregivers on food-related coping mechanisms.
NYC Registered Dietitian in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and The Bronx
Registered Dietitian in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and The Bronx.

Build healthy habits, one bite at a time.

We work with patients and caregivers to develop a better relationship with food. Nutritional therapy for ASD can help not only patients but also caregivers. We will empower you with the tools and resources you need to:

 

  • Manage food sensitivities with our LEAP protocol or Symptom Relief Program.
  • Manage symptoms of ASD.
  • Recognize and change unhealthy eating behaviors.
  • Introduce more foods and variety into your or your loved one’s diet.
  • Develop positive, sustainable nutrition habits from an early age.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Manage constipation
  • Enjoy family meals again.

How it works

Make an appointment.

You will be paired with one of our expert Dietitian-Nutritionists that's the perfect fit for your needs. Contact us either online or by phone.

Meet with your personal nutrition expert.

One-on-one counseling. In person or virtual appointments. Flexible scheduling (evenings, early hours).

Take control of your life.

Implement your individualized nutrition plan. Get the tools you need to live a healthier, more vital life.

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Prices

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How much does an appointment with a NYC Certified Nutritionist cost?

An initial 60 minute appointment costs $250.00 with follow-up 30 minute appointments costing $125.00. We believe access to affordable nutrition counseling is a patient’s right.

We Accept Insurance

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