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Nutrition Counseling

Customize your wellness journey, starting at the plate! Now offering individual nutrition counseling that is customized to fit your needs. Choose between receiving nutrition counseling from our Registered Dietitian or Nutrition Specialist. Our nutrition program can be in-person or virtually.

NOTE: If you experience issues or hardship with technology or high-speed Internet access, you are welcome to visit your local Y to use our space to participate in the program virtually! We will assist you however you need.

What's the Difference Between the Two Options?

Registered Dietitian (RD)

Licensed to give you personalized guidance. Discuss your unique needs, preferences and goals and together you will create a personalized nutrition plan tailored to your lifestyle. You will also set achievable goals and track your process. Whether you are aiming for weight management, improved energy levels or specific health targets – our Dietitian can help you.

Price
Member
Intro Package $200 | Two, 30-minute sessions $100 | Four, 30-minute sessions $150

Community Guest
Intro Package $275 | Two, 30-minute sessions $130 | Four, 30-minute sessions $210

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Nutrition Specialist

Certified to educate clients to become more knowledgeable about their nutrition and develop life-long dietary habits that lead to better health. Guides how to select healthy options that will help clients turn smart choices into long-term habits. Specialists are not certified to provide specific diet plans.

Price
Member: $25 for 30-minute sessions | Community Guest: $38 for 30-minute sessions

Complete the Nutrition Interest Form

Invest in your health and well-being by joining our YMCA Nutrition Counseling Program today. Take the first steps towards a healthier, happier you!

*We do not accept health insurance as payment, however, you will be provided a receipt that can be submitted to your insurance provider for potential reimbursement.

A photo of Elisa A. Smith, MS RDN LDN.

About Elisa A. Smith, MS RDN LDN

Elisa A. Smith, MS RDN LDN is a registered dietitian nutritionist licensed in the state of North Carolina (LDN) to deliver medical nutrition therapy and nutrition counseling. She strives to translate the confusing nutrition information prevalent today and explain the why behind dietary choices. Elisa equips clients to make the best choices for them to achieve the healthy lifestyle they desire.

Areas(s) of Specialization: Nutrition education; medical nutrition therapy; nutrition counseling

Home Branch: Stoney Creek YMCA

Qualifications: M.S. in Nutrition; North Carolina licensed registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN LDN); BS in Nutrition and Dietetics; B.S. in Business with Minor in Computer Science

Work Experience: Higher Education; Community Nutrition Education; Acute Care Clinical Experience.

Personal Passion: Elisa’s passion is to translate the confusing nutrition information prevalent today and explain the 'why' behind dietary choices, while equipping clients to make the best choices for them to achieve the healthy lifestyle they desire. 

A photo of Kim Bolton, personal trainer at the Ragsdale Y. She is smiling at the camera.

About Kim Bolton

Home Branch: Ragsdale Y

Qualifications: Master's Degree from NC State University, BS from Meredith College, WITS Personal Trainer, ACE Group Fitness