Nutrition Counseling

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The initial visit is usually 75-90 minutes. During this visit, we will discuss your medical and health history, eating habits and preferences, lifestyle, current challenges, and your goals. The main purpose of this session is to learn more about you, address questions and concerns you may have, and begin collaborating to develop a plan that is best suited for you. Ready to get started? Call 1-917-566-4699 to schedule an appointment.

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The frequency of follow-up sessions is based on your individual needs and will be discussed during the first visit. Follow-up visits provide ongoing support, nutrition education, and meal planning (if desired). We will address any challenges you may be experiencing and will offer additional tools, strategies, and adjustments to your plan to help you continue to progress towards your goals.

Particularly for clients working to recover from an eating disorder, a team approach is often necessary. We are happy to provide referrals to therapists and physicians if needed and coordinate care with your other medical providers.

Nutrition counseling visits are offered in our convenient Midtown office. Video and phone sessions are also available.

Groups & Workshops

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Groups and workshops are an effective, interactive way to improve your eating habits and your relationship with food in a supportive environment. Check out the dancer wellness page for current nutrition and wellness workshops for dancers as well as eating disorder awareness and prevention trainings for teachers, staff, parents, and healthcare professionals. Or invite Monika to present a workshop of your choice to your organization.

Want to improve your health in the company of friends? Gather a group of four or more people and have Monika lead a nutrition group just for you. Choose from a past topic, or have a group or workshop customized to meet your specific interests and needs. Contact Monika for more information.

Recent Workshop Topics

Recent workshops include:
  • Head to Pointe® Wellness Workshop for Dancers
  • Head to Pointe® Nutrition Workshop for Dancers
  • Surviving Summer Break: Tools, Tips, and Support for Students with Eating Disorders
  • Surviving the Holidays: Tools, Tips, and Support for Students with Eating Disorders
  • Intuitive Eating 101

Speaking Services

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Monika Saigal is a dynamic, engaging speaker and is available for presentations and speaking engagements for variety of audiences including: healthcare professionals, medical practices, businesses, colleges, universities, dance studios & companies, health clubs, and for professional conferences.

Choose a past presentation topic, or have a lecture tailored to the specific interests and needs of your audience. Contact Monika for additional information or to book a speaking engagement.

Past Presentation Topics

Past presentation topics include:
  • Nutrition Essentials for Dance Educators
  • Collaborating in the Prevention and Treatment of Eating Disorders in Dancers
  • The Non-Diet Approach to Healthy Eating
  • The Role of the Registered Dietitian in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
  • How to Have a Healthy Holiday Season
  • Healthy Eating on a Budget
  • Debunking Fad Diets and Nutrition Myths
  • And more…

Professional Supervision & Consulting

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Monika Saigal is a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian and an iaedp Approved Supervisor (CEDRD-S). She provides professional supervision to Registered Dietitians and other clinicians looking to increase their expertise and confidence in working with clients with eating disorders/disordered eating.

Monika also offers business coaching for dietitians looking to start or grow a private practice. Professional supervision and business coaching sessions are available by video, phone, or in person in her New York City office.

Are you interested in bringing a nutrition or wellness program to your organization? Is your project in need of a nutrition expert? Monika provides consulting services to individuals, businesses, colleges, and dance companies and organizations on a variety of topics related to eating disorders, body image, and the non-diet approach to health and wellness.

Contact us for additional information on the above services.

Prior Consulting Projects

Prior consulting projects include:
  • Organized and led Eating Disorder Awareness Week event
  • Organized and led Body Image discussion panel
  • Developed eating disorder protocol for college health services
  • Developed nutrition program for women’s health clinic
  • Nutrition curriculum review