Fuel Your Healthy Habits!
Wellness and Nutrition Stowe and Warlick Family YMCA – available virtual!
At the Y, we care about your holistic health and we know that how you’re fueling your body is just as important as how you are being physically active. We want to make the journey easier for you to maintain a healthy lifestyle and diet and our registered dietitian is available just for that.
OUR NUTRITION PROGRAMS
Meet with a registered dietitian or nutritionist to receive personalized calorie, protein, carbohydrates, and fat needs, a suggested meal plan according to those needs, and guidance on implementing healthier eating habits. Registered dietitians are also available for disease-specific counseling (i.e. Diabetes, High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Allergies, etc.).
You will receive on-going support, personalized information, amazing recipes, motivation, sample grocery lists, meal planning assistance, advice on avoiding fad diets, objective feedback and tools to avoid lifestyle diseases. They will devise a plan that is specific to you and your families’ personal health and wellness goals.
Registered dietitians and Nutritionists can eliminate confusing and widespread nutrition recommendations and offer sound, relevant advice. They make it their business to stay up to date on nutrition and health news, trends, and research. They also have the expertise to customize dietary information and help you reach your health goals.
BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH OUR NUTRITION SPECIALISTS
• Personalized plan for you and your body
• Improve your well-being
• Enhanced accountability and support
• Accountability and on-going motivation
• Reduce the risk of disease
• Improve mood
12 sessions $325
6 sessions $200
Single session $75
Sessions are 30 minutes long.
QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS?
STOWE FAMILY YMCA LOCATION
Contact Richard Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for more information.
WARLICK FAMILY YMCA LOCATION
Contact JC Lezama at email@example.com with questions or for more information.
MEET OUR NUTRITION PROFESSIONALS
AMY FERRELLI | Registered Dietitian
Amy Ferrelli is a Registered Dietitian and has a passion for food and physiology. She received her degree in Health Science through Rutgers University. Through internships and work experiences, she has developed a knowledge of a variety of dietetic issues, such as weight loss, diabetes, cardiovascular health, and much more. With the firm belief that health is centered in mind, body, and spirit, her promise is that you will feel accepted and respected. As a wife and mother, she understands how busy life can be, and will help you reach your goals in a way that will fit your schedule. Amy offers one-on-one sessions as well as group classes.
Learn More about, Amy!
KRISTINA ELLERBROCK | Registered Dietitian
Kristina is a registered dietitian with a bachelor’s in nutrition from Bowling Green State University and is currently completing a master’s program in Food Science from the University of Georgia. She is passionate about food and nutrition research, which allows her to stay up to date with current scientific findings and use these when providing customized care for individuals. Her previous experience working many years in the restaurant industry and food science knowledge also enables her to provide hands-on learning to establish confidence in the kitchen. She believes in an individualistic approach when providing nutrition care, meeting you where you are at and then providing you the necessary tools you need to achieve all your health goals.
Learn More about, Kristina!
MICHELLE BROTHERTON | Nutritionist
Michelle Brotherton is a nutritionist with a passion for improving clients well being. She received her degree in Health Science through Oakland University and minored in Nutrition and Wellness. With Michelle’s degree, and internship experiences in nutritional science, community wellness, and stress management, she’s focused on helping clients pursue sustainable lifestyle changes to achieve their optimal health. Michelle is currently in a Masters of Dietetic program through UAB to become a Registered Dietitian.
Why work with a Nutrition Specialist?
You will receive on-going support, personalized information, amazing recipes, motivation, sample grocery lists, meal planning assistance, advice on avoiding fad diets, objective feedback and tools to avoid lifestyle diseases.
What can I learn from a Nutrition Specialist that I can’t learn online?
Personalized nutrition: Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists have the expertise to customize dietary information and devise a plan that is specific to you and your families’ personal health and wellness goals.
There is so much conflicting nutrition information out there, who can I trust?
Registered dietitians and Nutritionists can eliminate confusing and widespread nutrition recommendations and offer sound, relevant advice. Registered Dietitians make it their business to stay up to date on nutrition and health news, trends, and research.
What’s the difference between a Registered Dietitian and other Nutritionist?
Credentials. Registered Dietitians must be credentialed and licensed and they have completed rigorous schooling and training that allows them to prescribe diet plans and guidance to those with predetermined health diagnosis.
What are the benefits of regular meetings with a Nutrition Specialist?
Accountability. Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists will provide on-going motivation and support as you attempt to make permanent and lifestyle-appropriate dietary changes.
What if I’m worried about giving up the foods I love to eat?
Our Nutrition Specialists know food and love food too! A dietitian can make it healthy, while tasting great, with the added benefit of helping you feel your very best.
What are the long-term benefits of working with a Nutrition Specialist?
A Registered Dietitian and Nutritionists helps you manage common conditions like diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. In addition, food and nutrition are also strongly related to autoimmune conditions, infertility, problems with sleep, and anxiety… all of which a dietitian can help you address with the right food and nutrients.