Nutrition & Wellness Consultations

Nutrition & Wellness Consultations

Today our lives are very busy and stressful.  Taking time off from work or trying to schedule routine office visits can be a hassle and we often neglect our own well being while taking care of others.  We are proud to offer Nutrition and Wellness Consultations in a way that is convenient for you: by phone or online video-conferencing!

Working with a professional with expertise in nutrition and wellness offers you the ability to take charge of your health and well being, and fit it into your busy schedule! Gretchen is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, as well as a Wellcoaches™ Certified Health and Wellness coach.  She has professional training that can help you to identify your goals and actions for making positive lifestyle changes.

Did you know that Nutrition & Wellness consultations are an effective way to treat or prevent many chronic diseases?

Nutritional and wellness interventions for conditions such as diabetes or obesity can go a long way toward improving health and well being. Often the benefits of a good nutritional and wellness plan can bring about a reduction of complications or the need for more aggressive types of treatment.

We offer online or phone consultations that can help address conditions such as:

  • Diabetes or Pre-diabetes
  • Obesity
  • PCOS
  • Weight Control
  • Food Allergies & Sensitivities
  • IBS
  • Celiac Disease*

Online or telephone nutrition and wellness consultations help clients stay on course until they reach their goals.  At prearranged times, you work with Gretchen by phone or video-conference to plan, discuss, revise or add to the program you are working on. It’s an easy way for you to review what is working for you and what needs to change. The consultations help to empower you to discover ways to keep motivated to assure your continued progress and success.

Consultations do not take the place of medical advice but they can help you to stay on track, try out new healthy behaviors, and celebrate your successes.

What to Expect For Consultations:

A nutrition and wellness session usually lasts a half to one hour.

Clients are asked to fill out a nutrition and lifestyle questionnaire in advance, which provides information about eating habits, lifestyle, and medical/family history.

Sessions are structured to establish your goals, and provide you with a starting plan to help you work toward achieving those goals.  You may be provided with a goals list, an eating plan, menus, or reading materials.

One-to-one sessions are by phone or video conference. Follow up sessions are recommended to monitor your progress and work on difficult problem areas. They help you stay on track with your goals.  Keeping a food and exercise journal is very helpful and recommended!

About Me

I am a Wellcoaches™ trained coach, Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator. I received my B.S. in Nutrition from Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY and served as Chief Clinical Dietitian in a hospital for 25 years.  I have worked one on one with hundreds of clients in my own private nutrition practice since 2002.  I’ve spent my career helping people improve their health through a better diet and lifestyle.  To learn more about me visit my full biography page.

When we work together, we create a personal program for improving your health.  I will motivate and guide you while helping you set goals you can achieve.  You do not need to have a serious health problem to benefit from my services, but if you do have health issues we can work together with your physician to determine the best course of action.

What Are The Benefits When You Work With Me?

You can benefit from nutrition and wellness consultations if you are in search of better health but find yourself unable to make and meet goals.  My clients are overwhelmed, stressed, busy and unsure of how to start living a healthy life.  I help them create and meet goals, reduce stress, manage weight, buy and cook healthy food, add appropriate exercise to their daily routine and best of all, I am their support group and cheerleader!  With me as their coach they know they have someone on their side.

Nutrition & Wellness Consultations can help you if:

  • You are done with quick fixes and committed to making lasting changes.
  • You are ready to discover a new relationship with food.
  • You want to take charge of your health and are ready to commit for the long term.
  • You have tried and failed dozens of new diets.
  • You have a chronic illness that can be helped with a better diet and lifestyle.
  • You need help learning how to shop for, cook and serve healthy food.

*If you have Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity you can work with Gretchen by joining the GFLifestyleLearning site.


All sessions are consultative in nature.  No medical information is provided.  Under certain circumstances you will need a medical release from your doctor to engage in recommended activities such as exercise. Contact Gretchen Scalpi at 845-831-7258 to discuss the program and schedule your appointment.

“Working with Gretchen has helped me not to give up on healthy eating. Her counseling sessions always keep the focus on the positive. Because I was working with Gretchen I was able to make it through the Christmas/Channukah holiday season without gaining a single pound; in fact I even lost a couple.”
– N. O.

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