Individual Nutrition Counseling

Individual nutrition counseling is as easy as 1-2-3.  We start with a foundation of healthy habits based on your needs and, together, we build a path forward to reach your nutrition goals.

The core of our work will be about how to get that food onto your plate. We will develop strategies to plan your week, shop, stock your pantry, prep, and batch cook. All of this with the support of recipes, online journaling, and meal plans curated by Registered Dietitians.

COVID Protocol

Nutrition counseling services are available via telehealth or an in person session. If you are considering telehealth, the first step is to see if your insurance provider will cover a telehealth visit (see Questions for Your Insurance Provider below).

If you prefer an in person office visit here are the steps our office is taking to maintain a safe and healthy environment. 

  1. On the morning of your scheduled appointment, you will receive an email prompting you to fill out and submit the pre-session screening questionnaire. 

  2. Please arrive wearing a mask/cloth face covering, and continue to wear this mask/covering throughout the full length of the session. 

  3. Upon entering the office, you will be required to utilize our hand sanitizer.

  4. Upon entering the office, Ellen will test your temperature.

  5. Ellen will wear a mask throughout the full session. 

  6. Any office furniture including chairs, desks, etc. that may have been previously touched by a patient/client, will be thoroughly cleaned with medical-grade disinfectant before and after each session. 

Who I work with

Adults/Teens 14+

Cardiovascular Disease

Diabetes (Type 2)

Digestive Issues

Family Nutrition

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Mindful Eating

PCOS

Sports Nutrition

Hypothyroid

Vegan/Vegetarian

Weight Management

How To Verify Benefits: Questions For Your Insurance Provider

 

Ask about your plan's coverage for the following three nutrition-related CPT codes (Current Procedural Terminology)

  • 97802 (Initial Assessment)

  • 97803 (Follow-up Session)

  • 99404 (Prevention & Wellness)

 

Important questions to ask:

  • Is tele-health provided by a dietitian a covered benefit at this time?  Is there an end date to this coverage?

  • How many visits per calendar year are permitted?

  • Do you have a deductible to meet? 

  • Is a co-payment required?

  • Is a physician referral required?

  • Is coverage limited to a specific medical diagnoses?

    • As an example, Medicare benefits for nutrition counseling are limited to those with a diagnosis of diabetes, or non-dialysis kidney disease.

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Step

1

Free 15 Minute Discovery Phone Call
Let's Connect!

No obligation, no commitment. This free 15 minute phone call is a chance to get to know each other and help me to understand how I can best support you. Let’s talk about why you are seeking counseling, and clarify your goals and expectations.

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2

1 Hour Meeting  $180
Initial Assessment      

In our first session, we will discuss your eating habits, your health concerns, and identify barriers. We will talk about what you enjoy eating and how we can reinvent your favorites to support your goals.

 

Who shops? Who cooks? Where do you eat out? All these come into play when putting together a plan tailored to your life. At the end of each session, you will leave with a list of achievable goals to work on between visits. 

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Step

3

30 Minutes   $90
Follow-up Visits

In our follow-up sessions, we will check in on your progress and continue to build sustainable habits. Planning meals not your strength?  We will find workable ideas.  Don’t cook?  Let’s get you started.  I have easy tips and strategies to get a meal on your table in 30 minutes or less.  

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Packages

Setting Up for Success:  $320

This package includes 1 initial session plus 2 follow-up sessions. Advance purchase includes between session support to help you stay accountable and a 2 month subscription to Living Plate Rx Meal Planners.

Building On Your Foundation: $240

This package of 3 follow-up sessions is unlocked after an initial assessment with Ellen Petrosino. Advance purchase includes between session support to help you stay accountable, and a 2 month subscription to Living Plate Rx Meal Planners.

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Client Success Stories 

Working with Ellen has made me feel in control of my autoimmune condition for the first time since diagnosis over 10 years ago. She gave me the tools that allowed me the freedom to figure out what is best for my body and how it is affected by my condition. With Ellen’s help I now have a healthy relationship with food and know how to use it for optimal energy and overall health! Read More+

Nutrition counseling may be covered by your insurance provider. I accept most major insurance carriers in New Jersey.

Please contact me for more information.