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Areas of Specialty

Monika Saigal, MS, RD, CEDRD-S, CDN and her team specialize in providing nutrition counseling and consulting in the following areas. Don’t see your concern listed? Contact us! 

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Eating Disorders/Disordered Eating

Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Unspecified Eating Disorder, Compulsive Eating, Emotional Eating

Nutrition for Dancers & Performing Artists

Actors, Dancers, Musicians, Singers, Musical Theater Performers

Cardiovascular Disease

High Cholesterol, High Triglycerides, High Blood Pressure,
Heart Disease

Diabetes

Pre-diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes

Digestive Issues

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Constipation, Diarrhea, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Other

Vegetarian Nutrition, General Wellness, Healing Your Relationship with Food

Philosophy

About Monika Saigal

We do not believe in fad diets, punishing food rules, bottles of unnecessary powders and supplements, or other methods that don’t provide lasting change and leave you feeling defeated. We believe in a flexible and gentle, rather than restrictive and unrealistic, non-diet approach to nutrition. Our nutrition practice is committed to providing compassionate, trauma-informed, Health At Every Size® (HAES) aligned care to our clients.

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We provide a non-judgmental and collaborative setting where you can feel comfortable discussing your challenges, factors that influence your food choices, and the history that has shaped your current relationship with food, movement, and your body. Through our work together, you will gain sound nutrition knowledge, learn behavioral strategies, and develop other necessary tools to improve how you nourish your mind and body.

We teach mindful and intuitive eating principles to help you learn how to eat in a way that makes you feel your best physically and emotionally. Varying levels of structured eating and meal planning may also be used. Together, we will develop a customized plan that takes your unique needs into account as you work towards your health and wellness goals.

We appreciate the courage it takes to reach out for help, and understand that change can be difficult. So, we provide our clients with ongoing guidance, support, and encouragement to overcome challenges and achieve enduring results.

Our Team

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Monika Saigal, MS, RD, CEDRD-S, CDN

Monika is a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian, a New York State Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist, and the founder of ms nutrition, PC. She has been a Registered Dietitian for over a decade and has helped thousands of clients improve their relationship with food and their body.

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Before pursuing a career in nutrition, Monika was a professional dancer. She is passionate about helping dancers and performing artists improve performance, prevent injury, avoid harmful dieting practices, and develop healthy eating habits. She provides nutrition counseling to dancers and performers in her private practice and at The Juilliard School, where she has been a Nutritionist for the past six years.

To better address the health needs of dancers, Monika created the Head to Pointe® Workshop series, which includes workshops for dancers as well as specialized trainings for dance teachers, parents, and healthcare professionals on eating disorder awareness and prevention. Monika has been featured as a nutrition expert in Dance Spirit and Dance Magazine and had the honor of speaking about the prevention and treatment of eating disorders in dancers at the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) Conference in 2018.

Prior to focusing on her own nutrition practice full-time, Monika spent several years as a dietitian at a group practice in Manhattan where she became well regarded for her work with clients with eating disorders.  She has also been a clinical dietitian at the Mount Sinai Medical Center and has worked as a curriculum developer and instructor for a non-profit, school-based fitness and nutrition education program for children.

Monika completed her dietetic internship in affiliation with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan and received a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from New York University. Her experience and expertise in the field of eating disorders has earned her the Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian credential and the iaedp Approved Supervisor designation.

Monika is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; the Behavioral Health Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (BHN); the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (SCAN); the Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group (NE); the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED); the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp); the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians (IFEDD); and the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS).

Caitlyn (Caitie) Corradino, RDN, CDN, RYT, cPT

Caitie is a Registered Dietitian, New York State Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist, ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, and a certified yoga teacher. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology and Nutrition from New York University and will finish her Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition in May 2020 (also from New York University).

She completed her dietetic internship through the Rutgers School of Health Professions which included a rotation at the Eating Disorders Program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset. Prior to joining the team at ms nutrition, Caitie worked as a recovery coach at BALANCE eating disorder treatment center and as a Helpline volunteer for the National Eating Disorders Association. She has also been instructing dance fitness, pilates, and yoga in various settings for over six years.

Caitie is passionate about helping people improve their relationship with food and movement so they can find balance and joy, and be more fully present for the things that matter most to them. Whether she is providing nutrition counseling or leading a movement class, Caitie encourages people to honor their intuition, celebrate their individuality, and stay grounded in the process rather than the results.

Caitie is member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; the Behavioral Health Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (BHN); the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (SCAN); the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians (IFEDD); and the Yoga Alliance.