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Nutrition

Nutrition Consultation Services

Nutrition Consultation Services

AFC offers a variety of nutrition services to fit every individual's needs. Services include weight loss/ management, sports nutrition, management of diet-related health conditions, or simply learning basic nutrition principles. At AFC we hold the highest standards; the staff dietitian, along with the entire staff at AFC, is highly qualified and our goal is to guide you along your path to wellness.

We're glad you're here, and that you've taken the first step towards a healthier lifestyle. But exercise is only a supplement to this lifestyle - nutrition is paramount. We understand that everyone is different, and it's ok if you need a little help - that's what we're here for. We will help you identify your goals, determine the best way to get there, and give you the education you need to make it happen.

Areas of Diet Education:

Weight Management, Sports Performance, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cancer Prevention, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, GI Disorders, Bowel Resection, Food Allergies, Food Intolerances, Pregnancy, Lactation, Childhood Nutrition, Exercise, Fad Diets, Vegetarianism and others upon request.

Topics Include:

Portion Control, Label Reading, Metabolism, Eating mind set, Eating out, Cooking, Journaling, Fiber, Water Intake, Protein Intake, Healthy Fats, Alcohol Consumption, and more.

Each of our highly trained Registered Dieticians offers a variety of services to meet your needs. For more detailed information and scheduling, please contact your facility directly.

Meet our Registered Dieticians:

Jillian is a Registered Dietitian and licensed dietitian nutritionist through the state of Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of LaSalle University where she also completed her internship. During her 1200 hours of interning she was placed at Einstein medical center, Willow Terrace Nursing Home, MANNA, and The School District of Philadelphia, giving her a wide range of experiences in Medical Nutrition Therapy and nutrition counseling. Along with being a dietitian at our Feasterville location, she has been working at our Philadelphia location where she specializes in weight management and related diseases. Jillian is a mother of 3, and understands the struggles of trying to live a healthy lifestyle while juggle work and family. Because of this, she is a very relatable dietitian who understands the clients and is certain she can help them live a healthier life.

Sam is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for motivating people and working with them to achieve individual success. Sam grew up in Stone Harbor, New Jersey and has been in the food industry his entire life. He has worked as his parents' restaurant in North Wildwood, as well as many others, throughout his early years. Sam took that culinary knowledge and love of science to La Salle university to study nutrition, and graduated at the top of his class while also playing Division I Tennis and serving as the team captain. During his time at La Salle, Sam worked as a laboratory technician at the Monell Chemical Senses Center and also volunteered at local hospitals.  Upon graduating La Salle, Sam spent a year in San Diego working for the Veterans Affairs Healthcare Administration to obtain a Registered Dietitian (RD) Credential. Sam then worked for a human performance company in Washington, D.C. individualizing diets for clients for optimal performance both physically and cognitively. Sam has a wealth of knowledge in the nutrition world, but also believes that it takes personal skills to relate to clients to help them understand exactly what they need to know to attain the specific goals they are looking for.

Sheena Pradhan is a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist. She graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Food Science in 2011. She completed her Dietetic Internship also through Drexel University's ISPP program and became a Registered Dietitian in 2012.

Sheena started her career teaching families and individuals about healthy eating through counseling and cooking classes for various non-prots and health clinics. She has worked increase food security in food insecure neighborhoods of Philadelphia, has pioneered initiatives for urban farming in Philadelphia, and has worked as a sports dietitian for ETA coaching, a triathlon coaching company. In 2013, Sheena moved to New York City to work as an outpatient dietitian for Community Healthcare Network. Sheena runs a private practice called Nutritious Balance.

Through Nutritious Balance, Sheena has managed partnerships with corporations like Standard Chartered Bank, has appeared on Rogers TV, and has consulted for Seventeen Magazine.

Sheena rst became interested in nutrition and exercise while she was running track and cross country in high school. She loved using exercise to help combat and recover from injuries and good nutrition to feel better overall. When she was at Drexel University, Sheena was the running captain of the club Triathlon Team. Sheena placed in the Top 3 in three triathlons and two duathlons that she competed in between 2010 and 2012 and also competed at the National Collegiate triathlon in Lubbock, TX in 2010.

In 2013, Sheena began competing in pageants and modeling. She has competed in the Miss New Jersey USA and Miss New York USA pageants. She won the title of Miss East Coast U.S. Supranational in 2015 and went on to compete at the national level at Miss U.S. Supranational. She has modeled for Laura Mercier, Yotel, 123 Glow, and modeled swimwear on national TV multiple times on Fox and Friends.

From training for triathlons to pageants to modeling, Sheena knows how to manipulate her body using diet and exercise to be as strong as she can be and so she can feel good about herself. She loves to use her passion about food and nutrition to help others achieve their goals, no matter how wild those goals may seem.

ABOUT REGISTERED DIETITIANS (RD's)

All Registered Dietitians are credentialed by the Commission of Dietetic Registration. The R.D. after a name represents a trademark assuring that the person has completed a baccalaureate degree in food and nutrition, completed a dietetic internship of 900 practice hours, and passed a national registration examination in food science, clinical nutrition, food service management, infection standards, education and communication, and community nutrition. An R.D. must also take continuing education classes to keep their credentials.

All Registered Dietitians ARE nutritionists, however a nutritionist is NOT a Registered Dietitian. In New Jersey, there is no licensing for nutritionists yet, and ANYONE can call themselves a nutritionist and have little formal training and/or education. However, Pennsylvania requires a license to practice and is only available to RD's, as a Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist (LDN).