Nutrition Planning


As a board-certified dietician, Allison Schulman has completed years of education and clinical training in developing nutritional plans that work for the unique tastes, lifestyles, and health needs of her clients. She understands how to introduce changes in a way that sticks so you and your family can enjoy the benefits of better nutrition for years to come. You can talk to Allison about family nutrition, prenatal nutrition, cooking lessons, and much more.

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WEBVTT 00:00:06.907 --> 00:00:09.910 Nutrition counseling is a personalized plan 00:00:10.177 --> 00:00:15.516 based on a patient's nutritional problems, needs, and goals. 00:00:15.949 --> 00:00:19.086 The difference between a registered dietitian and a nutritionist 00:00:19.152 --> 00:00:20.320 is their credentials. 00:00:20.560 --> 00:00:24.960 A registered dietitian has to have at least a bachelor's degree, 00:00:25.025 --> 00:00:27.327 and many also have a master's degree. 00:00:27.390 --> 00:00:31.560 I also have a master's degree in Clinical Nutrition. 00:00:31.630 --> 00:00:36.123 They have to complete an internship in a hospital 00:00:36.203 --> 00:00:39.439 as well as take an exam to be certified. 00:00:39.873 --> 00:00:45.045 They also need to maintain a certain number of credits every five years 00:00:45.112 --> 00:00:52.386 that includes attending meetings as well as reading books or listening to seminars. 00:00:52.486 --> 00:00:56.623 The benefit of working with a registered dietitian as opposed to a nutritionist, 00:00:56.823 --> 00:01:01.562 is a registered dietitian can treat specific medical conditions like 00:01:01.695 --> 00:01:05.199 high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, 00:01:05.299 --> 00:01:07.701 even someone who's battling cancer, 00:01:07.768 --> 00:01:12.439 and also work in a hospital setting or outpatient setting. 00:01:12.739 --> 00:01:17.077 Client-based nutrition counseling is a two-way conversation 00:01:17.144 --> 00:01:19.146 between a patient and myself. 00:01:19.213 --> 00:01:22.950 Some of the comprehensive nutrition services that I provide include 00:01:23.016 --> 00:01:29.756 working one-on-one with a patient to help them navigate their work and family life 00:01:29.823 --> 00:01:34.261 and incorporate healthy eating based on whatever they need, 00:01:34.328 --> 00:01:39.700 as well as any specific medical conditions that they are dealing with, 00:01:39.766 --> 00:01:46.073 cooking, keeping a healthy kitchen, and last but not least, exercise. 00:01:46.406 --> 00:01:51.011 Oftentimes, patients try to make too many changes at once, 00:01:51.078 --> 00:01:55.482 and it's very hard to manage and work into their current lifestyle. 00:01:55.549 --> 00:02:00.787 So we have to make a plan that is a slow step-by-step plan 00:02:01.021 --> 00:02:05.392 because they really need to think about long-term changes.

Allison Schulman

Allison Schulman

Allison Schulman is a board-certified and registered dietitian helping clients live healthier lives in New York City. She received her master's degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University, and she is affiliated with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Allison provides nutritional counseling for:

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Families
  • Corporate Groups

To schedule an initial assessment with Allison, contact her online or call 646-661-7316

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