Wellness, Diabetes Mellitus, Cardiovascular Diseases, Hypertension, Thyroid Disorders, Eating Disorders, Weight Management. Provide nutrition assessment, develop customized, holistic meal and exercise plans with culturally sensitive, individual and group nutrition education instruction in office. RD, CDN at LeSash Nutrition & Health works to improve Clients health developing goals tailored together with each Client to help achieve goals through in depth nutrition counseling. Everyone is encouraged to take an active role in improving his or her, as well as, the family’s health and nutrition.
Personalized, well – balanced meal plan based on age, height, weight and physical activity with consideration to culture, preference, as well as, medical conditions to promote optimal health. Clients learn how to choose and consume adequate balance from all food groups via age – appropriate food exchange lists, serving size, no. of servings needed, valuable information on replacing unhealthy choices with healthy choices, as well as, special diet changes and reading food labels.
Individual Wellness Coaching
LeSash Nutrition & Health, RD provides a personalized, culturally sensitive and holistic nutrition approach, implementing an awareness process and setting goals together, to improving the lives of individuals from 4 years old and older with a variety of nutritionally – related conditions. These variety of conditions / concerns include, but not limited to Weight Management, Diabetes Mellitus, Eating Disorders, Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension, Thyroid Diseases and Gastrointestinal Disorders. Family members can join counseling session, if permitted by client. RD, Jennilyn have counseled over 3,000 Clients during her 30year career. Close to 1,300 Clients of those were counseled at present location past 9 ½ years.
Employee Wellness Coaching
Personal – and work – related stresses, medical conditions takes a toll on employees which can affect behavior, attendance, as well as, job performance; ultimately, negatively causing poor overall production. Jennilyn is experienced in employee coaching, individually and through group sessions and has proven these sessions to be very beneficial to both employees and employers. Wellness or feeling one’s best improves behavior as employees learn ways to manage their health through proper nutrition, exercise and lifestyles changes; therefore, reduction in absenteeism and improved performance. A workplace win – win situation.
Bringing awareness through consistent, persistent, lifestyle changes weight can be lost or gained, as needed. Teaching with an understanding that goals can be achieved through daily small steps, changing habits to healthier choices, personalized meal plan and exercising daily. Not a DIET but a LIFESTYLE CHANGE.
Community Nutrition Education
Jennilyn provides optimum nutrition awareness to various groups in communities in all five boroughs. Target groups range from elementary to geriatrics, in Schools, Senior Centers, Agencies, Support Groups, Businesses, Small and Large groups. A variety of topics range from wellness to a variety of diseases and disorders to food safety. To date, she has conducted over 4,000 Nutrition Workshops during almost 30 year career.
LNH, RD is vigilant in considering and treating needs of this age group. Crucial growth and development are very important during this stage while fussiness, picky eating and food jags occur at the same time as well. Foods from all food groups must be consumed daily to promote growth and prevent diseases or disorders, including Obesity and Diabetes when provided in the right portion size and number of servings. Nutrients most important are protein, carbohydrates, fat, calcium, Iron, folate, fiber, vitamin A and vitamin C. Adequate water intake is important. Limited sugar intake (sugary juices, drinks and foods) , as well as, high sodium and fatty snacks and ‘junk’/ fast foods MUST be limited and monitored. Simple allergies could be problematic even later on in life. Pay attention at meal or snack times for any reactions. Be vigilant and address concerns to RD and MD.
Adolescence is a unique phase of human development and needs careful attention. Apart from psychological / emotional changes, nutritional and physical changes, including growth spurts are big concerns. At this stage, the adolescent could experience many nutritional and micronutrient deficiencies / excesses which indeed could lead to overweight /obesity, acne, hypertension, high cholesterol, tooth decay, diabetes and more. Some of these diseases /disorders can be prevented or drastically improved if attention is given to increasing fiber, lowering salt use, avoidance of sugary drinks / foods. At LNH, RD is also skilled and experienced in helping and encouraging the adolescent to play an active roll in making necessary small changes to achieve goals and improve health.
Adults ( 21 – 60 years ) Nutrition
A variety of concerns and lifestyle changes need to be adhered to, to prevent disorders and diseases which appears to present themselves throughout this lifecycle. Younger adults, both sexes are concerned with ability to reproduce (safe and healthy pregnancy, testosterone levels / sperm count, breastfeeding). In addition, as this group grows older, there are further concerns, such as, obesity, diabetes mellitus, osteoarthritis and heart disease. Overall, nutritional needs are based on gender, physical activity and current health status. Daily choosing foods from all food groups in adequate portions, avoiding smoking and / limiting alcohol, excessive calories especially from high sugar foods / drinks and juices. May also benefit from a one a day multivitamin supplement. RD is needed.
Older Adults / Senior Nutrition
We never outgrow our need for proper nutrition – adequate nutrients; however, some may think there is no need to be concerned at this lifecycle stage and can eat as pleases, especially the much older. Greater need for nutrient – dense, high quality foods and adequate water intake must be adhered to as, wasting, dehydration, osteoporosis, sarcopenia (weakening of muscles), balance and falls occur more so at this stage. At this stage, there is usually a decrease in intake / calories for many reasons. There is therefore an increased need for nutrients that strengthen bones and maintain / build muscles and to keep hydrated. Daily intake needs to include adequate water, lean protein (high quality), high calcium foods and Vitamin D. Definitely may benefit from a 50plus multivitamin. Caution – present medical status must be considered in implementing increased amount certain nutrients, supplements and water intake. RD can provide great guidance.