About - Meet Sharon

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"Children should eat a better diet, not be on a diet."

We have sadly become a "diet" culture with fad diets and quick fix promises. There is no "one size fits all" eating pattern or magic panacea. Eating nutritious food, moving more (and enjoying it) and reducing screen time are the corner stones to a healthier lifestyle. Let's teach our children these positive ideals so we can hopefully avoid health challenges in the future.

 

I have always been interested in food (cooking and eating it) and nutrition and exercise. As a parent, I have seen first hand the challenges of providing nourishing food that gets eaten. In fact, when my daughter was a two year old, she was a very selective eater, so much so that I was giving her ice cream for breakfast (calcium!?!). This was many years ago and we have both come a long way but I know that many parents face this type or more difficult challenges with their own children.

I am passionate about working with you and your child(ren). We will address your family's eating, feeding and wellness practices; your concerns and challenges. Together, we can create YOUR achievable but not overwhelming plan by pinpointing small and realistic changes that can improve overall health. Sleep routines, screen time and physical activity will also be addressed. 

 

Affiliations
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
  • Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN)
  • Member - Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Member - NJ Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Member - Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group​
  • Mindful and Intuitive Eating Practitioner
  • Certificate in Childhood and Pediatric Obesity
  • Certificate in Children's Yoga Teacher Training

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MY BACKGROUND

  • I have been a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) for 25 years.

  • I am also a Mindful and Intuitive Eating Practitioner, have earned a Certificate in Childhood and Pediatric Obesity and a Certificate in teaching Children & Adolescents Yoga and Mindfulness

  • I attended Queens College (CUNY) and earned a Bachelor's Degree, majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics. 

  • After graduation, I completed a year long Dietetic Internship at New York Hospital in New York City to become an RDN.   

  • In addition, I also completed a Dietetic Fellowship at the New York Hospital, where I focused on out-patient nutrition counseling to people of all ages with varying nutritional concerns and needs.

  • In order to maintain my registration status as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I have consistently maintained a minimum of 75 continuing education credits every five years (since 1993).