About Heather

About Heather

 

In this ever changing world of nutrition, I enjoy helping patients decipher the many myths and fads related to a healthy lifestyle. As a Registered Dietitian, Certified Nutritionist, and Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist, I am passionate about helping others feel better and live healthier lives. I stay up to date with current nutrition science and research, and apply this information into a realistic, simple approach to everyday life. 

I graduated from LIU/Post, where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition, followed by completing a competitive Dietetic Internship. I have improved the health of clients with various medical issues including Diabetes, PCOS, weight management, bariatric surgery, Cardiovascular Disease, Gastrointestinal Disorders and general health related concerns.  I have worked at several well known New York Hospitals including: The Mount Sinai Hospital, Saint Francis Hospital, Winthrop University Hospital , and Long Island Jewish Medical Center.  I enjoyed taking on a specialized out-patient program through Mount Sinai Hospital that focused on helping high risk patients with Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, and Obesity.  In addition to that, I also created the Diabetes Educational program for 16 offices of The Queens Long Island Medical Group.  

I have been interviewed for and contributed to various health/fitness articles in Wellness magazine. I am an active member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (Practice Groups: Weight Management & Bariatric, Diabetes Care & Education, Integrative Nutrition, Dietetic Entrepreneur), and The American Association of Diabetes Education.  

Lastly, I also enjoy gardening and creating new recipes with the vegetables, fruits, and herbs picked from my garden with my two young children.