Individualized nutrition interventions for IBM, metabolic issues, immune function, fertility and more. Reduce chronic pain and fatigue. Implement a corporate wellness program. Have confidence in your food choices. Receive health counseling and therapy. Learn to trust your body again with the guidance of an RDN.
“All registered dietitians are nutritionists but not all nutritionists are registered dietitians.”
A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) is a professional that has earned a bachelor’s degree approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. An RDN must complete an accredited, supervised practicum at a healthcare facility, community agency, or foodservice corporation. After earning a bachelor’s degree and completing their practicum, to earn the RDN title, a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration must be passed. Additionally, ongoing education is mandatory to maintain this title.
As of 2024, anyone who wants to be an RDN must have a master’s degree in an approved field (like food and nutrition sciences, foodservice systems management, business, economics, computer science, sociology, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology and chemistry).
Registered Dietitians not only play an important role in helping people achieve their optimal health through nutrition, they also are key players in terms of public health, shaping families’ and communities’ food choices.
On the other hand, anybody can call themselves a “nutritionist” — whether they’ve completed an online course or attended a weekend conference. Nutritionists, who do not go through the rigorous coursework and requirements to achieve an RDN, are often free from government regulation. Though well-intentioned, many nutritionists might fall into fads and pop culture tendencies, quick-fixes which don’t create sustainable, meaningful lifestyle changes.
When looking for the right nutrition therapy for your needs — medical and health — make sure you ask for credentials. We look forward to working with you.
Individualized nutrition interventions.
Identify trigger foods and sensitivities.
Reduce chronic pain, inflammation, and fatigue.
Develop a lifetime of healthy eating habits.
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). 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
MS, RDN, CDN, CLT
Studies: Graduate of Stonehill College and Boston University and founder of Compass Nutrition.
MS, RDN, CDN, CLT
Studies: Graduate of UC Davis and Tufts University.
RDN, CDN, LDN
Studies: Graduate of Florida International University
MPH, RD, CDN, CNSC
Studies: Graduate of University of Pittsburgh and University of Michigan
RDN, CDN, CNSC, CLT, LDN
Studies: Graduate of Pennsylvania State University
MPH, RDN, CDN
Studies: Graduate of California State Polytechnic University & Loma Linda University
MS, RDN, CDN ,CNSC, CLT
Studies: Graduate of New York University
MDA, RDN, CD, CDN
Studies: Graduate of Utah State University and Brigham Young University
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 adhere to a holistic, functional nutrition approach. Your personal RDN and nutrition consultant will analyze your nutritional deficiencies and excesses, dietary patterns, medical history and supplements so they can develop an individualized, sustainable nutrition plan.
Here are some questions to ask when choosing a RDN:
Choosing the right RDN to work with makes all the difference. Take the time to look into these three key areas so you have the best nutrition coach to help you reach your goals.
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.
One-on-one counseling. In person or virtual appointments. Flexible scheduling (evenings, early hours).
Implement your individualized nutrition plan. Get the tools you need to live a healthier, more vital life.
It was very informative and helpful. I learned a lot on my visit with Dr Nikita Kapur. She was very easy to talk to and I got some good suggestions. I left really thinking about how to work on my eating composition
We met Nikita kapur and she is outstanding. She was very knowledgable and gave a realistic advise on diet. In today's social world its important for the dietician to look at all outlooks and she explained us everything with so much details. Diet is about balanced eating and have been following her advice since we met her and already feel a difference! She is amazing !!!
Met with Erika and she was lovely. Very nice and easy to talk to. She offered up a test/solution based on my issues described and I left with a solid plan of action. Looking forward to working with her more and seeing if we can get to the bottom of my problems.
I have been going to Compass for some time now and Erika is just the best. She is very understanding and works with you to tailor my eating habits and does not look to take things away. She has helped me discover how to eat better with simple changes. I recommend her to anyone looking for a great nutritionist.
Erika helped me get unstuck off a weight plateau I've been stuck on for 10 years. It's amazing.
I had my first appointment with Dr Nikita Kapur today and she was wonderful. She communicated a ton of information, but broke things down in a way that was easy to understand and digest. I was recently diagnosed with SIBO (and have autoimmune diseases) and went to her to help with reintroduction of foods, but learned so much more. While I feel there is a long road ahead of me, I feel confident that with her guidance, I will get my gut health to a good place.
Nikita has been an instrumental guide in helping me navigate the recovery process after a SIBO diagnosis and working through the elimination/reintroduction diet. I know folks with IBS dealing with these elimination diets on their own and they all wish they could have access to a nutritionist throughout the process - I'm lucky to have been referred to Compass by my GI doc and lucky to have Nikita keeping me sane through the process.
Met with Nikita Kapur today and got some great advice on ways to improve diet and wellness game. Thank you, Nikita.
Many claim to be a nutritionist. But only a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) meets rigorous academic requirements with clinical training, holding a degree from an accredited university. Our RDNs stay informed of guidelines set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to provide our patients with expert nutrition counseling.