About Nutrition by RD
We believe in the importance of a having a healthy relationship with food. Our goal here at Nutrition by RD is to help you nourish yourself in a way that is adequate and enjoyable. We believe that nutrition advice should be personalized and provide an individualized approach for each client with a focus on progress, not perfection.
We understand that many factors impact your relationship with food and promise to listen to you and your story with no judgement or assumptions. We will support you along your journey to better health and well-being, whatever that means for you.
Our work is guided by the principles of both Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size and helps move our clients towards body acceptance and eating disorder recovery.
Meet our Dietitians
Rebecca Ditkoff, MPH RD CDN is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor with 10 years of experience. In 2017, Rebecca founded Nutrition by RD, a nutrition counseling private practice based in NYC. She is extremely passionate about all aspects of health, wellness and nutrition and as corny as it sounds, believes was destined to become a Registered Dietitian (RD) due to her matching initials and credentials (hence…Nutrition by RD!).
Her nutrition philosophy is based on a mind-body approach and is rooted in self-care, curiosity and behavior change. She is a proud anti-diet dietitian and utilizes a Health At Every Size® and Intuitive Eating framework. She works collaboratively with each of her clients to help them listen, learn and trust their body’s internal cues and become the expert of their own body, rather than rely on external diet rules. She believes everyone has a right to body respect and autonomy and also believes that food should be enjoyable. She loves sharing exciting and easy meal ideas to help her clients secure their own tools to fuel and satisfy their taste buds, body and mind.
She is a native New Yorker and currently lives in Connecticut with her husband, Alex and their pup, Winnie. She enjoys experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen, exploring NYC (as well as other cities) and checking out new local restaurants or cafes.
Melissa Gingold, RD CDN is a registered dietitian in NYC. She is passionate about helping clients on their journey towards making peace with food and body, using a non-diet and weight-inclusive approach.
She has a Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences from Cornell University, and completed the Cornell Dietetic Internship. She has several years of clinical nutrition experience and has pursued training in eating disorders and gastrointestinal disorders. She is an active member of the Dietitians in Gluten and Gastrointestinal Disorders interest group and the Behavioral Health Nutrition group and is working towards her certification to become an Intuitive Eating Counselor.
Her passions outside of nutrition include music, hiking, and dance. She takes and teaches ballet classes, and therefore has a strong understanding of adequate fueling for sports in addition to navigating the physical and emotional pressures these activities can place on our bodies. Her dance experience exposed her to an interest in dietetics. She believes that a healthy relationship with food, movement and body image is transformative, and looks forward to helping you on your journey!
Most Recent Blog Posts
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