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Alanna Cabrero Nutrition

based in bushwick. available all over.

virtual counseling. 

 

 

 
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My Style

My philosophy is simple. I believe that if you truly make an effort to eat healthy foods, exercise, and incorporate self-care and joy into your life 51% of the time, the other 49% will naturally fall into place (even if it’s not “perfect”). Bottom line: We can strive to eat well MOST of the time, not ALL the time. 

I’ve never liked extremes. I don’t believe in excluding foods (if not necessary), having everything liquefied, or never ever ever having sugar again. I don’t think that’s real. I believe in a healthy medium. Maybe that makes me the worst dietitian ever, but maybe, just maybe, this way of thinking has allowed me and my clients to reach our goals, enjoy food, and (surprise, surprise) enjoy THE PROCESS. 

A few other things you should know about my approach:

  • I will explain WHY certain foods make you feel dazed and confused or energized and elated. I will not keep you in the dark. By the end of our work together, you will have a better understanding about the foods you eat (or don’t eat).
  • We are striving for healthy habits, not short-term diets. A habit is an acquired, almost involuntary, behavior pattern. Imagine how freeing it would be if healthy habits were as ingrained as brushing your teeth in the morning?!
  • I will provide dietary guidelines and suggestions based on what you are already doing. I am not in the business of turning your life upside down. I am interested in creating healthy habits that will be EASY to integrate into YOUR lifestyle. Hence why I call myself the @LazyNutritionist. 
  • There is NO finger pointing in my programs. You shouldn’t feel guilty or ashamed around food. I believe in focusing on the healthy habits you have already fostered and nourishing those that need a little extra help. We can do this together.
  • I will be your biggest cheerleader. No joke. I want you to succeed. I want you to enjoy eating without all the baggage. I KNOW you can do it!

When your food changes, everything changes! I promise. 

 

Location

Based in Bushwick. Available all over. Nutrition programs are virtual. 

HOURS

Check out my schedule. 

Languages

English, Spanish, & Spanglish! 

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Credibility 

I am originally from Cancun, Mexico. Prior to living in New York, my nutrition journey began in Washington, DC, where I attended American University for a B.S. in Health Promotion and two minors in Business and Dance (ex-Ballet dancer!). Soon after I became a Health Coach certified by Teachers College of Columbia University and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I completed a second B.S. in Nutrition and Food Science from Hunter College. I accomplished my dietetic internship with Sodexo at New York Hospital of Queens, while simultaneously finishing my Masters in Clinical Nutrition at New York Institute of Technology. I received Alpha Eta honors in Clinical Nutrition from NYIT.

These are the areas of nutrition I am very passionate about: integrative nutrition, living healthy with cancer, pediatric & family nutrition, gastrointestinal health, weight management, healthy relationship with food, bulk cooking, mindful eating, and making healthy food simple! 

Credentials:

  • MS: Masters of Science in Clinical Nutrition, New York Institute of Technology
  • RDN: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics 
  • CDN: Certified Dietitian Nutritionist, New York State
  • BS: Bachelors of Science in Nutrition & Food Science, Hunter College
  • HHC: Holistic Health Coach, Institute for Integrative Nutrition
  • BS: Bachelors of Science in Health Promotion and minors in Dance & Business, America University

Other:

  • Languages: English (fluent) and Spanish (fluent)
  • Public Speaking: Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, New York Health & Racquet Club, Woman to Woman Support Group, Gilda’s Club, Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation, Center for Survivor Wellness, The Latino Commission on AIDS
  • Publications: Muscle and Fitness, Healthy Hand, Max Sports & Fitness, Metro, Fresh Direct
  • Contributing Author: There’s gotta be a way to feel better than this! Children with Cancer Offer Advice By Rooney & Mansfield
  • Memberships: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Society for Integrative Oncology, Greater New York Dietetic Association 

Some of my work experience:

  • (2016-Current) GI dietitian at NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Center
  • (2016-Current) Affiliate Registered Dietitian at NYHRC
  • (2012-Current) Founder and CEO Alanna Cabrero Nutrition, PC 
  • (2009-Current) Adult and pediatric oncology dietitian and research nutritionist at Columbia University Medical Center
  • (2012-2015) Nutrition Program Director for NYHRC
  • (2010) Gastroenterology dietitian at Mount Sinai

 

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Programs 101

Each nutrition plan is tailored to your needs and goals. With continuing support, encouragement, accountability, progress reports, and possible tweaks in your plan, together we’ll strive to build healthy habits that effortlessly integrate into your lifestyle.

How long are the sessions?

Initial sessions are 60-minutes and follow-up sessions are 30-minutes. 

Where do we meet? 

Most sessions are done over the phone, FaceTime, or Skype. Initial consultations may be scheduled in person for an added cost. Alanna Cabrero Nutrition, PC is all about convenience, which is why the program is virtual. We can talk on your lunch break, during your commute, or after your kid’s bedtime. If it’s scheduled 24 hours in advance, it’s happening!

How frequent do we meet?

Sessions are usually once every 1-2 weeks, but frequency is determined by your goals and schedule.

Do you need to prepare anything before we start working together?

Prior to starting a nutrition program/session, you will be asked to fill out an in-depth Confidential Initial Assessment. Be ready to answer questions about your lifestyle, nutritional habits, and medical health history. During the sessions, I would strongly suggest taking notes. .

You should expect to leave with your own program that includes:

  • any clinical condition or diagnosis in addition to review of your most recent labs
  • food allergies, intolerances, or dietary restrictions (vegan, paleo, etc)
  • meal planning, scheduling, and/or grocery lists
  • pre- and post-workout intake for optimal training and results
  • basics on physical activity guidelines
  • food evaluations including nutrient breakdowns
  • food preparation tips
  • pantry makeovers
  • portion control & calorie guidelines
  • food labels, deciphering ingredients
  • mindful and emotional eating
  • tips on dining in and eating out
  • dietary supplements
  • managing alcohol consumption
  • healthy traveling, including on-the-go snacks
  • lifestyle considerations: movement, relationships (with people or food itself), stress, sleep, and finding a healthy medium

Jump ahead to WORK WITH ME to learn more about the nutrition plans available. 

 

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Schedule


Worksite Wellness

It's no secret that a high stress, sedentary lifestyle contributes to higher incidence of chronic disease and increased health care costs (for all parties involved!). In addition, this unhealthy lifestyle leads to decreased productivity as well as quality of life.  Corporate/worksite wellness events can be extremely effective in creating meaningful health and wellness behavior change that can spill into both personal life and business environment. 

LUNCH/BREAKFAST & LEARN: Each workshop is approximately an hour long. The first 30-40 minutes is lecture-format with 15-20 minutes of Q&A. It's an easy, cost-effective way to engage your team whether you are a fortune 500 company, startup, non-for-profit, or a government agency. Each presentation includes a PDF handout of the material covered during the session. Presentations are available in Spanish. Contact alanna.cabrero@gmail.com directly to create a nutrition initiative that is unique to your organization. 

Cost= $299. *Ask about special promotions.*

Topics include but are not limited to: 

Nutrition 101
Learn how to construct healthy balanced breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks whether prepared at home or ordered at the office. This Fooducation includes a breakdown of the Nutrition Facts Panel so you can use this tool to your advantage.

Boost Your 9 to 5pm Nutrition
Learn three key steps to eating healthy during office hours, including meals and snacks.

Healthy Weight, Healthy You
Understand the implications of weight and learn practical nutritional recommendations on how to achieve your healthiest size, including knowing your numbers!

What’s Eating You? All About Mindful Eating.
Master skills to finally say goodbye to dieting and enjoy healthy living through mindful eating techniques.

Fuel Your Fitness
Improve your performance, avoid fatigue, and gain muscle by eating the right foods and the right time.

Detox & Cleanse 101
Understand the basics of a healthy detox and cleanse and how it can improve your quality of life when done properly.

Food Swaps: Our Favorite Tips and Tricks
Learn how to cut calories and boost nutrition using the Volumetrics Eating Plan.

Healthy Cooking on a Dime
Learn how to purchase, plan, and prepare healthy meals that are convenient and cost effective!

Break the Sugar Habit
Change your relationship with sugar once and for all. Understand the risks involved with this sweet food, especially related to diabetes prevention and management.

You Got To Have Heart
Kick-start your healthy heart diet with three easy strategies: Fiber, Fat and the Flexitarian Diet.

Gluten-Free: Friend or Foe?
Debunk the gluten mystery. Understand the difference between Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity and whether or not a Gluten-Free Diet is right for you.

The Scoop on the Vegan, Vegetarian, and Locavore Lifestyle
Get the nuts and bolts of these three lifestyles for longevity and wellness.

The Truth Behind Dietary Supplements
Learn how to choose safe and effective dietary supplements (vitamins, minerals, fiber, probiotics, and sports supplements) and when to try whole foods instead.

A Toast To Good Health: Holiday Survival Guide
From Eggnog to Latkas, learn how to manage your diet and maintain your weight throughout the joyful—and stressful—holiday season.

The Busy Bride’s Guide to Health and Happiness
Well equipped with the tricks of the trade (and a little planning!), you’ll be the healthiest, happiest bride in town!

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Let's Talk

Haven't quite figured out if Alanna Cabrero Nutrition is right for you? That's okay! Sometimes it helps to learn more about my style, what to expect, and the perfect nutrition plan for you with a quick phone call. This 10-minute call is to help answer any questions you may have about the nutrition plans and how your goals can be achieved by working together. Shoot me an email at alanna.cabrero@gmail.com or schedule a session directly.