Monika Saigal, MS, RD, CEDS, CDN

Services - Work with Monika

Nutrition Counseling

Are you working on recovery from an eating disorder or disordered eating? Do you want to learn how to optimize fueling to improve your athletic and artistic performance? Would you like to manage a health condition without feeling deprived? Confused about all the conflicting nutrition messages you hear? Are you tired of having diet after diet fail you? Do you wish you felt more at peace with food and your body, but don’t know how to get there? Ever wonder what you could accomplish if you harnessed all the energy that you spend worrying about food and your body? Nutrition counseling can help.

My approach to nutrition counseling is compassionate, individualized, and collaborative. We’ll work together to develop a plan that best supports you and your goals. And even though we might be discussing serious topics in our sessions, we’ll probably share quite a few laughs too! (Learn more about my philosophy and approach here.) If you would benefit from a multidisciplinary team, as is usually the case in eating disorder recovery, I’m happy to provide referrals to therapists and physicians (if needed) and will coordinate care with your other providers.

I believe that the client-dietitian relationship is a key ingredient in nutrition counseling. I offer all potential new clients a complimentary 10-minute introductory call so you can share more about what you are looking for, ask any questions you may have, and see if it feels like a good fit to work together. Ready to get started? Reach out to schedule your intro call.

My office is in New York City, but currently all nutrition counseling visits are virtual. Check back soon to see when I will resume in-person sessions. I am licensed to practice in New York, New Hampshire, and Florida and also work with clients in other locations (including, but not limited to, AZ, CA, NJ, TX, VA), dependent on state licensure restrictions.

Speaking & Workshops

Monika is a dynamic, engaging, and seasoned speaker known to leave her audiences fortified with new knowledge, equipped with practical strategies, and inspired to make positive change. She has provided educational presentations and interactive workshops nationally and internationally to diverse audiences ranging from health professionals at academic conferences to students in colleges/universities to dancers, parents, teachers, and staff at dance schools/companies (and more). She is sought after for her expertise in dancer wellness, the prevention and treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating, and a non-diet approach to improving health and well-being.

Popular past presentation & workshop topics include:

Monika is available for both in-person and virtual speaking engagements. Choose a past topic or have a presentation or workshop tailored to the specific interests and needs of your audience. Contact us to book Monika as a speaker for your group, event, or organization and for more information on fees, packages, and availability. Check out the dancer wellness page for information on workshops and other offerings specifically designed for the dance community.

Consulting & Supervision

Monika provides case consultation and professional supervision to Registered Dietitians and other health professionals who want to develop or enhance their skills and confidence in working with dancers, performing artists, and clients with eating disorders/disordered eating. Monika also offers business coaching for dietitians looking to start or grow a private practice. Professional supervision and consulting sessions can be scheduled on an as needed or regular basis and are available by phone or video.

Are you interested in bringing a nutrition or wellness program to your organization? Is your project in need of a nutrition expert? Would you like to ensure that your program and materials are protecting against (rather than promoting) the development of harmful beliefs and behaviors around food and body image? Monika provides a variety of consulting services to individuals, businesses, schools, and organizations related to nutrition, body image, dancer wellness, and eating disorders and disordered eating.

Examples of consulting projects include:

Contact us to learn more about how Monika’s consulting and supervision services can support you or your organization and visit the dancer wellness page for additional information on dance-related services.

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