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Nutritionist and Dietician Westport CT Stamford CT Nutrigreene Healthy Lifestyle

Nicole Barrato

 MS, RDN, CDCES, CDN

​Nicole is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetic Educator, and New York and Connecticut Certified Dietitian Nutritionist. She has extensive experience working with everything from pediatrics to geriatrics, providing nutrition intervention in weight loss, diabetes, eating disorders, pregnancy and lactation, hypertension, elevated cholesterol and triglycerides, food allergies, gastrointestinal disorders (IBS, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis) and sports nutrition. Her greatest satisfaction is seeing her clients succeed and reach their goals.  She has worked at multiple private nutrition practices in Manhattan and ran the Medically Supervised Weight Management program at Mount Sinai Hospital prior to relocating to Fairfield County, CT.

Education & Credentials

 

  • Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition from New  York University

  • ​Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut

  • ​Graduate of the NewYork Presbyterian Hospital Dietetic Internship

  • ​Connecticut and New York State Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN)

  • ​Certified Diabetic Educator (CDCES)

  • Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management by Commission on Dietetic Registration

  • Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management by Commission on Dietetic Registration

  • ​​Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) active member

  • Affiliated with Internal Medicine Associates of Westport, CT

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Holly is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) in Connecticut. She is passionate about helping others reach their health goals along with establishing a healthy balance with all foods.   Holly practices with a non-diet and weight-inclusive approach and enjoys counseling clients on the benefits of eating intuitively.  Her special focus areas include eating disorders, all types of diabetes, body image and weight concerns, cardiovascular disease, and pre and postnatal nutrition. She has worked in private practice and for large hospital organizations in Manhattan, and currently also works in Pediatrics at Yale NH Hospital.  Holly approaches all sessions with a warm, supportive, and positive attitude and enjoys showing others how to find a healthy relationship with food. 

On a personal note, Holly has been living with Type 1 Diabetes since she was 11 years old. She enjoys giving back to the community by volunteering with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and speaking in the community.

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Holly LoRusso

MS, RDN, CDCES, CDN

​Education & Credentials

 

  • Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition from Boston University

  • Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut

  • Internship at Boston Medical Center and Joslin Diabetes Center

  • Connecticut Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN)​

  • Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES)

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) active member

  • International Academy of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP) active member

  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) volunteer 

Wendy Slater is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and a Certified Dietitian Nutritionist Licensed in Connecticut. She has completed the certificate of training in Adult Weight Management from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Wendy strives to make eating a joyful and healthy experience, with a focus on nutritious, whole-food choices that are customized for her clients. Wendy loves advising all ages and has done so with over 25 years of experience in various settings including as an inpatient dietitian at Valley Presbyterian Hospital, wellness coordinator, long-term care consultant, and on staff at a pediatric practice. She specializes in weight management, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, PCOS, gastrointestinal disorders, general wellness, and functional medicine.
 

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Wendy Slater

RDN, CDN

​Education & Credentials

  • Bachelor of Science, Nutrition and Food Sciences from The University of Vermont

  • Graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital Dietetic Internship 

  • Connecticut Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN)

  • Certificate of Training in Child/Adolescent Weight Management by Commission on Dietetic Registration​

  • Active Member of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (National and CT)

  • Member of Dietetic Practice Groups: Diabetes Care and Education, Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition and Nutrition Entrepreneur

  • NBNSC Certification (1993-1998)

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Chrissy Silva is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Dietitian Nutritionist licensed in Connecticut. Chrissy became a Registered Dietitian after a successful career in the energy trading field. She decided to combine her passions of food and helping others. Educating clients to improve the quality of their lives through healthier life choices is the ultimate goal. Prior to joining NutriGreene, Chrissy worked in long-term care, and private practice, and is currently working inpatient at Norwalk Hospital. She has experience counseling a variety of conditions, such as weight management, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, sports nutrition, pre/postnatal, postmenopausal, and general wellness. Chrissy listens to her clients to make realistic, attainable, personalized goals.  Her philosophy is rooted in her belief that healthy eating truly is the best medicine.

Chrissy Silva

RDN, CDN

​Education & Credentials

  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration Stonehill College

  • Completion of Didactic coursework Simmons College

  • Graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Dietetic Internship

  • Connecticut Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN)

  • Active Member of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (National and CT)

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Mackenzie Gordon is a Registered Dietitian and Connecticut and Massachusetts Certified Dietitian Nutritionist. She has experience providing nutrition counseling for food allergies, celiac disease, weight management, diabetes, hypertension, elevated cholesterol, and triglycerides, eating disorders, and sports nutrition. She is currently the on-campus dietitian at Fairfield University. Additionally, she has worked at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in Boston, in multiple areas including cardiac rehabilitation. Mackenzie enjoys helping people develop healthy relationships with food, and focusing on positive lifestyle changes. She uses real foods as a recipe for change, teaching the importance of getting back to the basics of preparation and the enjoyment of cooking nutritious food.

Mackenzie Gordon

MS, RDN, CDN

Education & Credentials

 

  • ​Master of Science degree in Food and Nutrition from the University of Rhode Island

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of New Haven

  • Graduate of the Sodexo Southcoast Health Group Dietetic Internship

  • Connecticut and Massachusetts Certified Dietitian (CD-N)

  • Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Associations Active Member

  • Active Member of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (National and CT)

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Sarah McDougal

RDN, CDN

Sarah McDougal is a registered dietitian with a passion for health and wellness. Sarah graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Science in nutrition and dietetics and completed her dietetic internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Sarah is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is a member of the Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine and Behavioral Health Nutrition dietetic practice groups. Sarah recently obtained the certificate of training in Obesity and Weight Management through the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

 

Sarah is passionate about the power of nutrition for health promotion and disease management or prevention. Sarah helps people use nutrition to optimize their health and well-being. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to health and wellness, and Sarah understands the importance of customizing and personalizing nutrition plans for each person. Sarah’s goal is to make eating well stress-free, enjoyable and sustainable.

Sarah also teaches a nutrition course at the University of New Haven to dietetic students. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys spending time with her three children, cooking, baking pies or getting outside for some fresh air and exercise!

​Education & Credentials​​

  • Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from New York University

  • Graduate of New York Presbyterian Dietetic Internship

  • Registered Dietitian through the Commission on Dietetic Registration

  • Connecticut Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN)

  • Active Member of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Certificate of Training in Obesity for Pediatrics and Adults (through 2023)

  • Certified Worksite Wellness Program Manager

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Elena is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Dietitian Nutritionist licensed in Connecticut. She has completed the certificate of training in obesity in Pediatrics and Adults and has several years of experience counseling 1 on 1 and in group settings. Elena specializes in weight loss, intuitive eating habits, blood sugar control, high cholesterol, and sports nutrition. She enjoys supporting clients in their efforts to eat well for adequate energy and to prevent or manage chronic disease. Elena loves spending time with family, friends, and playing and coaching volleyball. 

Elena Pevar

RDN, CDN

Education & Credentials

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut

  • Graduate of the University of Saint Joseph Dietetic Internship

  • Connecticut Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN)

  • Registered Dietitian through the Commission on Dietetic Registration

  • Certificate of Training in Adult and Pediatric Weight Management by the Commission on Dietetic Registration

  • CPR certified through the American Red Cross

  • Member of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 

Jessica is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Certified Dietitian Nutritionist Licensed in Connecticut and New York State. She has extensive experience providing nutrition counseling services for weight management, pregnancy and lactation, gastrointestinal disorders, and cardiovascular disease. Most recently, Jessica worked at Bloomberg LP in New York City in a workplace wellness capacity to help employees maintain a healthy diet and increase overall resilience while dealing with the stress of a demanding job. Jessica enjoys working with clients to break free from the cycle of fad diets and adopt a pattern of healthy eating to last a lifetime. She recently relocated to Fairfield County from Brooklyn, NY with her husband and two children.

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Jessica Gilbertson

MS, RDN, CDN

Education & Credentials

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from The University of Michigan

  • Master of Science in Nutrition Sciences from Hunter College

  • Graduate of Hunter College Dietetic Internship

  • Connecticut and New York State Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN)

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) active member

  • Mental Health First Aid and certified by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

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Sarah is a Registered Dietitian and Connecticut Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist. She is also a Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist in Massachusetts. She loves working with people of all ages. Sarah wants to make sure that everyone she works with feels supported and empowered to reach their individualized goals. Before joining NutriGreene, Sarah worked for Mount Auburn Hospital’s Weight Management Center in Massachusetts as an outpatient dietitian and their program coordinator. She has counseling experience with weight management, diabetes, PCOS, hypertension, high cholesterol, emotional eating, eating disorders and pre and postnatal nutrition. Currently, she also works part-time with a Birth to Three program helping young children and their parents or other caregivers with any nutrition concerns or challenges. Sarah recently moved to the Hartford area with her husband and two young children, dog, and cat.
 

Sarah Larocque

MS, RDN, CDN

Education & Credentials

  • Master of Science degree in Allied Health Sciences from the University of Connecticut

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from the University of Connecticut

  • Connecticut Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN)

  • Massachusetts Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN)

  • Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management by the Commission on Dietetic Registration

Melissa is a Connecticut-based registered dietitian with over 17 years of experience working in the clinical setting. She has worked with a large patient-base with an emphasis on weight management, bariatric nutrition, maternal and oncology nutrition.  While Melissa is a dietitian by profession, Melissa believes that being healthy does not just mean from a dietary perspective. Melissa practices with the belief that your body is a sanctuary and health encompasses eating nutritious foods, exercising, and balancing mental well-being.  

Melissa frequently contributes to articles and various media publications, including iHerb, Eat This Not That, and Verywell.  Melissa is also on the review board at Verywell

Since 2015, Melissa has run the popular nutrition education Instagram account, @confessionofadietitian. On this platform, Melissa shares her nutrition knowledge with followers, helping to make healthy eating practices attainable by educating her audience on nutrition science, introducing them to new products and sharing recipes.  

In 2021, Melissa worked with a Pediatric Gastroenterologist and Speech Pathologist to write Confession of a Dietitian, Mama & Max Take on the First Year of Solids. This e-book helps to make the food introduction process easier for parents by using science-based information to describe the stages of food introduction, and contains information on food sensitivities and allergies, eating challenges and a variety of recipes for parents to try at home.  

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Melissa Rifkin

MS, RDN, CDN

Education & Credentials

  • Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition from New  York University

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut

  • Graduate of the NewYork Presbyterian Hospital Dietetic Internship

  • Connecticut and New York State Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN)

  • Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management by Commission on Dietetic Registration

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) active member

Nicolle is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) based in Connecticut.  With years of clinical nutrition experience and almost 10 years of restaurant experience under her belt, she has a passion for helping people reach their goals without sacrificing the foods they love. Her purpose is to help you find the best version of yourself by focusing on small, attainable goals. Nicolle practices with an “all foods fit” nutrition philosophy to guide patients towards intuitive and mindful eating practices. She specializes in eating disorders, disordered eating patterns, body image work and disease prevention or management. Nicolle believes in a full-body approach to nutrition by promoting balance on your plate, in your mind and in your daily routine.

Nicolle’s nutrition philosophy is a culmination of both learned and lived experiences, with a mix of intuitive eating, mindful living and sprinkled with a little Nutella. She is passionate about helping others feel the best in their bodies and confident in the kitchen.  

MS, RDN, CDN, CPT 

Nicolle Cucco

Education & Credentials

  • Master of Science degree in Nutrition from Lehman College 

  • Bachelor of Science in Culinary Nutrition from Johnson & Wales University 

  • Graduate of Lehman College Dietetic Internship  

  • Connecticut Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN)  

  • Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) 

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) active member

Jackie Horne is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Dietitian Nutritionist in the states of Connecticut and New York.  Prior to working at NutriGreene, Jackie worked as an inpatient dietitian and community
educator at Northern Westchester Hospital and at Fairfield University as the campus dietitian. She is currently working as the oncology outpatient dietitian at Northern Westchester Hospital. Jackie has a colorful and diverse career in the field of nutrition and community health, working with people from as early as preschool through adulthood in hospitals, community settings, and schools. Jackie’s approach is to inspire patients to be nourished for life and develop sustainable, personalized, and positive health habits.  Jackie has a passion for gathering people around the table and educating them on healthy eating habits.

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Jackie Horne

RDN, CDN

Education & Credentials

  • Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics from Miami University 

  • Graduate of Keene State College Dietetic Internship 

  • Connecticut and New York Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN) 

  • Active Member of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 

  • Active Member of the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group

Julia is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Dietitian Nutritionist in Connecticut. She practices an “all foods fit” approach to nutrition, and has a passion for helping others build healthy relationships with food. Julia currently works as a transplant dietitian at Yale New Haven Hospital where she counsels patients with renal disease, liver disease, heart disease, and diabetes, among many other clinical conditions. Julia has experience working with eating disorders and disordered eating behaviors, high cholesterol, hypertension, and disease prevention and management. Additionally, she is a MONASH trained dietitian for the FODMAP elimination diet. She takes a gentle approach to nutrition and enjoys helping others reach their goals. When not working, Julia enjoys baking treats for friends and family, cycling, and crafting.

RDN, CDN

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Julia Cobuzzi

Education & Credentials

  • Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut

  • Graduate of the Yale New Haven Hospital Dietetic Internship

  • Registered Dietitian through the Commission on Dietetic Registration

  • Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN) in the state of Connecticut

  • MONASH trained FODMAP Dietitian

Sharon Knight is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and a Certified Nutritionist licensed in CT. In addition to NutriGreene, Sharon also works in the Metabolic Weight Loss Program at Nuvance Health. Prior, Sharon worked at Hartford Hospital as an inpatient dietitian and then as a transplant dietitian counseling patients being worked up for a kidney or a liver transplant.

She enjoys cycling, walking, and playing golf with her family.

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Sharon Knight

MS, RDN, CDN

Education & Credentials

  • Master of Science degree in Nutrition from Hunter College

  • Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University

  • Certification of Training in Adult Weight Management by the Commission on Dietetics

  • Certified Clinical Transplant Dietitian (CCTD)

Lauren Miller, MS, RDN, CDN
Lauren is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Dietitian Nutritionist in Connecticut. She has experience providing nutrition counseling services for weight management, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, disordered eating behaviors, PCOS, and gastrointestinal disorders. Lauren has a passion for helping her clients build a healthy relationship with food and takes a gentle, full-body approach to nutrition. Her goal is to help clients develop habits that improve their health and are realistic, personalized, and sustainable. When not working, Lauren enjoys cooking, spending time with friends and family, and taking long walks with her golden retriever.

MS, RDN, CDN

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Lauren Miller

Education & Credentials

  • Master of Science degree in Nutrition & Dietetics from Pace University

  • Connecticut Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN) 

  • Active Member of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Internship at Northern Westchester Hospital

  • Certified Lifestyle Coach for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Diabetes Prevention Program

Michelle is a Registered Dietitian currently practicing in Connecticut. She has a passion for helping clients restore and maintain healthy relationships with food with a focus on mindful eating practices.  Michelle works with patients to develop sustainable lifestyle habits and routines that fit and work long-term for the client.  Michelle’s approach to nutrition is inclusive of culture, tastes, and preferences with a specialty in plant-based nutrition.  She has experience providing nutrition counseling services for clients in all stages of life assisting with a variety of medical concerns including prenatal/maternity, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, weight management, disordered eating, and gastrointestinal disorders. 

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Michelle Anderson

MS, MBA, RDN

Education & Credentials

  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration/Accounting Atlantic Union College

  • Masters of Science Nutrition Saint Joseph’s University

  • Masters of Business Administration Lewis University

  • Completion of Didactic coursework University of Northern Colorado

  • Graduate of Sodexo Dietetic Internship

  • Connecticut Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN)

  • Active Member of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (National and CT)

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