Detect trigger foods, reduce exposure to artificial colors and additives, improve intake of omega-3 fats and micronutrients, and develop a lifetime of healthy habits for children with ADHD with guidance from a NYC registered dietitian.
Diet alone isn’t the cause of the many behaviors and cognitive symptoms children experience with ADD or ADHD. Nevertheless, there is continued, and renewed, interest in studies that point toward some foods and additives that might affect some symptoms in some children with ADD/ADHD.
We recognize that there are a lot of qualifiers in that paragraph, but it’s imperative to understand there’s no one-size-fits-all nutrition treatment for any medical problem. Moreover, highly restrictive diets that are so popular in the media have been proven to be ineffective, and even detrimental. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
Good nutrition practices implemented early in life can last a lifetime. And a diet reduced in artificial colors and additives with a solid intake of omega-3 fats and micronutrients will improve any child’s overall health and nutrition. This, then, leads to a lifetime of healthy eating. And, in those children especially sensitive to additives, this can lead to an improvement of ADD/ADHD symptoms.
Improve ADD/ADHD symptoms.
Identify trigger foods.
Reduce exposure to artificial colors and additives.
Improve intake of Omega-3 fats and micronutrients.
Develop a lifetime of healthy eating habits.
Our NYC certified nutritionists have diverse backgrounds and experience and provide our patients with multi-lingual nutrition services (English, Hindi, Spanish, Haitian Creole). We have experience working with children who are struggling with ADD/ADHD. We adhere to a holistic, functional nutrition approach. Your personal registered dietitian and nutrition consultant will analyze your child’s nutritional deficiencies and excesses, dietary patterns, medical history and supplements so they can develop an individualized, sustainable nutrition plan.
We work with patients to develop a better relationship with food and understand how nutrition affects every aspect our lives. We will empower you with the tools you need to:
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.