Our team members possess academic backgrounds in nutritional sciences and have proven success with one-on-one counseling and weight loss coaching. They will be able to teach you, motivate you, and help you commit to a healthier lifestyle. OnPoint Nutritionists are effective because they blend their academic knowledge, prior experience, and desire to help others to get the most out of your counseling sessions and between-meeting advice.
Emily's passion for nutrition began in her teens while at her community YMCA. She started reading health and nutrition magazines while on the elliptical and the spark was ignited. As a sophomore in high school she had found her passion and she never looked back! Emily completed her Bachelor's degree in Nutrition Management at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY and completed her dietetic internship at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, OH.
Before joining OnPoint, Emily worked full time as a clinical dietitian in long term care and medical rehab. She also worked at a cardiac rehab program instructing weight loss and wellness classes. Emily lives in Maryland with her husband Stuart and cats, Jane and Bernard. She has chickens, a garden, and strives to eat local as much as possible. She hopes to be a full blown homesteader one day! She enjoys weekend getaways, running, yoga, and is a self proclaimed magazine addict. Her favorite foods are peanut butter and cheeseburgers (local grass fed beef-please!).
I get to do something I love every day. There are always new findings and breaking research in the field of nutrition, so I am always expanding my knowledge base. I find it exciting and rewarding to be part of such an important aspect of my client’s health.
I often get asked about quick weight loss and fad diets. As a nutrition professional, fad diets terrify me! They often set people up for a low calorie, deprivation riddled crash. I love teaching people that health is about life style, and not a quick fix.
I have worked with adults of all ages in virtually all aspects of health and nutrition. This has included individuals in the prime of their wellness, at the end of life, and everything in between. I have also spent time in community nutrition settings.
Originally a nursing student, Kate was first introduced to the world of nutrition as a prerequisite during her first year in college. After her first course, a passion for nutrition and healthy living was born! Kate went on to study Nutrition at La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition in 2013. Kate is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Nutrition at Immaculata University.
Before joining our team at OnPoint, Kate was a Nutrition Educator for the Penn State Corporative Extension, providing group education and cooking classes. She also worked as a program Nutritionist for the Gateway Community Action Partnership WIC. She is an avid runner and lover of exercise, cooking, and traveling.
I would say most often people ask “What should I eat?” I answer that by telling clients to enjoy the foods they love with modifications to portion sizes and frequency. I want to see them take what they learn and put it into action!
Ivy’s interest in food and nutrition started at a very young age; her father owned a health food store in the late ’70’s. Living in a healthy household much different from most of her friends, Ivy considers her family’s “different” lifestyle a blessing. In high school, Ivy attended a guest lecture opening her eyes to the immense world of nutrition. Intrigued, she moved on to attend West Chester University of Pennsylvania, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics with a minor in Contemplative Studies.
Ivy’s career began working for the USDA funded supplemental food program known as WIC. Her counseling focused on working one on one with low-income, nutritionally at risk pregnant and postpartum women and children under five years old. Before WIC, Ivy spent years in the food service industry where she learned skills and techniques to use in her own kitchen. She has a passion for cooking, organic farming, and yoga.
I have worked with people of all ages, ethnicity and social status. Before joining the team at OnPoint Nutrition, I counseled in an enormously diverse environment that challenged me daily to step out of my comfort zone. On the opposite spectrum, working in food service for a Country Club in the Philadelphia suburbs, I would frequently help members’ breakdown menu items to fit their own specific dietary needs.
Kaitlin’s interest in nutrition peaked when she was in college. She had always struggled with her weight, and had tried many unhealthy methods of weight loss. Her sister, who is a Registered Dietitian, showed her the value of eating balanced meals and exercise. As Kaitlin became healthier, she realized that she wanted to help others achieve the same goal. She switched majors, and graduated with a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics from West Chester University in 2013.
Kaitlin's career began in nutrition and weight loss counseling. She enjoyed being able to connect with clients, getting to the root of their nutritional issues, and helping them reach their goals. From there, she entered the food service management field, starting in the K-12 setting. Planning monthly cafeteria promotions, and discovering student's preferences, allowed school meal times to be both nutritious and fun! Kaitlin then entered long term care food service management, and sought to bring savory, delectable meals to all residents.
Through all these experiences, she realized her passion was in building relationships with people, and helping them see their own potential. She decided to come back "home" to nutrition and weight loss counseling!
Whenever someone asks me about making a change to their diet, I like to ask “Can you see yourself doing this 20 years from now?“. Health and nutrition has to be a lifestyle change, and whatever changes you make have to be realistic and sustainable.
Zoe obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics with a minor in Psychology from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 2013. Zoe’s commitment to nutrition started after registering for an elective nutrition course. She instantly became fascinated by the science of the subject. After graduating, she completed her Dietetic Internship with Aramark and successfully passed the Registered Dietitian exam in August of 2014.
Before joining the team at OnPoint Nutrition, Zoe started her career at a weight management center, helping clients achieve weight loss goals ranging from 10-200 pounds. Looking to expand her experience, she took a position at Holy Redeemer Hospital as both an inpatient and outpatient Clinical Dietitian. Her passion is motivating clients to meet their health and wellness goals. After seeing positive results in her clients, it didn’t take long for Zoe to feel rewarded. Zoe believes “a healthy diet is a diet that fits your lifestyle and is filled with an abundance of wholesome foods that are nutritious and flavorful!” In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running and biking through downtown Philadelphia.
I love the science behind nutrition and connecting food to how our body’s function. Optimizing your nutrition can make a huge difference on how you feel day to day. It’s the best feeling when clients can feel the difference after making positive diet and lifestyle changes.
Nicole's love of food started at a young age as she watched her grandparents maintain a small farm in South Jersey. Her love of food and cooking grew into an interest in nutrition and how to properly nourish your body using food and nutrients. She has a unique passion for wellness having to use nutrition for healing in her own life.
Nicole graduated from LaSalle University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. Nicole started her career in clinical nutrition working in multiple long term care, sub-acute nursing facilities. She then moved on to assist in planning, directing, and supervising the operation of a special supplemental food program, known as WIC. She enjoys cooking/baking, traveling, exercising, spending time with her family, Husband (and dog, Dutch!)
I have worked with clients/patients from the age of 4 days old to individuals into their 90's. As a clinical nutritionist, I’ve counseled individuals with specific nutritional requirements related to acute or chronic disease states. As a public health/community nutritionist I’ve given mothers nutrition education and access to health care for themselves and their children.
Don’t be afraid to try new things! I always encourage my clients to experiment in the kitchen and try new recipes- it allows them to get creative with their meals and saves them money by eating out less.