About this pro
13 years in business
7 hires on Thumbtack
Taina R.Jan 11, 2018VerifiedDina D.'s reply
Thank you for 5 stars, Taina! Looking forward to working with you again soon.
Dina's an all around great person to work with. Very caring and professional, would absolutely recommend working with her.Jul 27, 2017VerifiedDina D.'s reply
Kelly, thank you so much for this review and for asking me to work with you. Means a lot to me.
Jillian L.Aug 30, 2017VerifiedDina D.'s reply
Jillian, forgive the delay. Just wanted to thank you for the 5-star review. It's been a pleasure working with you and I'm grateful for how much we both learned from each other during our sessions together! Congrats again on meeting your goals to-date.
Dina worked with me as a personal nutritionist for 1 year. I had an extremely positive experience with her. She taught me how to have a healthy relationship with food that was customized to my lifestyle. She is warm, funny, very professional and tremendously knowledgable in her field. I would highly recommend her services!Jul 14, 2014Dina D.'s reply
Thank you, Robin! I had a wonderful experience working with you, too.
I completed the DishWithDina 12-month Individual Healthful Lifestyle Coaching program, during which I strove to build a healthy relationship with food and my body. I needed the results to be manageable long-term and take into account specific health-related factors. Overall, her approach to coaching me through understanding and making some tough changes was FUN instead of intimidating. Dinas services far exceeded my expectations! Her passion for and dedication to nutrition and healthy lifestyle practices is unmatched. She tirelessly researched answers to my never-ending questions, different meal planning and tracking techniques for me to try, and educational nutrition resources to supplement what she covered in our sessionswhich were all held virtually to accommodate the geographic distance separating us. One quality that sets Dina apart from her peers is her deep understanding that what works for one client doesn't necessarily work for another; she thoughtfully customizes her services to meet each individuals needs. But, what stood out to me the most about Dina was the unwavering support and compassion she offered, especially during my most vulnerable moments. I could not have been happier with the DishWithDina services I received and words cannot begin to describe how much I learned about grocery shopping, recipe tweaking, the nutrition-exercise connection, and about myself! I highly recommend contacting Dina to explore which of her various DishWithDina services you or a loved one can benefit from the most!Sep 2, 2014Dina D.'s reply
Lizzie, thanks so much for this. It's been such a pleasure working with you!
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Every service I offer is customizable and flexible. If there is a price on my list of services, know that I will make every effort to adjust it accordingly to accommodate a person's budget.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?If requested as a nutritionist, I have a New Client Questionnaire I ask clients to complete and I am qualified to assist in certain medical or other conditions (diabetes, renal, eating disorders). The questionnaire also gives me an idea of how to help clients set realistic, achievable goals. I also offer a free initial phone or in-person consultation to get to learn more about prospective clients. Even if you accept my quote, you don't have to commit to my services until after we've had an initial discussion.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I grew up in northern NJ planting and growing food in my parents' backyard garden and started cooking when I was about 11 years old. I've been involved in food, cooking, and nutrition in one way or another for over 30 years. I owned and operated an event planning and catering business for 9 years. I am now formally pursuing an MS in Nutrition and completed a year-long dietetic internship to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).