Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.
Taina R.Jan 11, 2018Verified
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.
About this pro
Aside from my personal love for food and nutrition and desire to help people, I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Not only can I help you follow a healthier lifestyle, but I am qualified to administer medical nutrition therapy to anyone suffering from a chronic illness. While I don't currently accept health insurance, I can provide my clients with a "superbill" to submit for reimbursement, if their policies allow. I also have an extensive background in planning and project management--and am a member of the International Association of Professional Life Coaches--which means I know how to successfully help you meet your health and wellness goals in a realistic and achievable way. I acknowledge and appreciate that everybody is different. I believe in listening to my clients, experimenting through trial and error, and establishing a mutually beneficial relationship. Hours of operation: Mon & Thu by appt only Tue, 10am-8pm Fri & Sat, 10am-5pm Sun & Wed, closed Since I was about eleven years old, I've been obsessed with learning about food, cooking, and nutrition. I had always considered myself a nutritionist and chef and am happy to say that I now have a formal credential to go with my skills. But, I love to keep learning, so I am currently pursuing a Master of Science in nutrition.
Years in business13
Times hired on Thumbtack7
Number of employees1
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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).