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Nutritionist on Long Island

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Shana Maleeff, MA, RD, CDN, ACE-GFI, received a BS in Nutrition from Penn State University and an MA in Nutrition Education from Immaculata University in Pennsylvania.  She works on Long Island coaching clients on nutrition, fitness, weight management, disease prevention, and lifestyle modification to help them actualize their best selves.  She also uses a clinically proven weight loss program to help people see real results. In addition, she teaches group fitness classes like Cycling, Sculpting, Barre, and TRX at Equinox on Long Island. She was the expert nutrition columnist for, expert nutritionist for Urban Extreme- a world-renowned fitness program, and has been quoted in magazines like SELF and Cosmopolitan. She also spent time as an adjunct professor of nutrition at Philadelphia Community College. 

Shana has a lifelong passion for health and wellness, and has countless success stories of health and weight transformation. She believes in moderation, enjoying life, and finding realistic and practical ways to achieve your goals.

Shana coaches in person, over the telephone, and via text and email in order to reach people all over the country as well as those with busy lives. Committed to forming relationships with clients looking to manage their weight, she is always there for guidance and to reinforce healthy lifestyle habits. 

Nutritionist on Long Island

Eleana Kaidanian, RD, CDN, CPT-WFS

Eleana is passionate about the relationship with food, exercise, and overall well-being.  She takes great pride in her role as an educator, helping individuals and families achieve long-lasting health and wellness.  As a provider of medical nutrition therapy, Kaidanian’s clinical experience includes working in hospitals, extended care and rehabilitation centers, community centers, as well as high-risk maternity clinics.  She is a frequent contributor in Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine’s “Ask the Experts” column, providing the latest nutritional recommendations and feeding guidelines from conception to lactation and newborn to toddler stages.  Kaidanian is an active corporate wellness trainer and performs seminars on an array of topics related to nutrition, fitness, and overall health to employees of small and large businesses throughout New York.

In 2012, her role as an educator went from a local to national level, when she worked as the nutrition education coordinator of the Healthy Eating for Children Nutrition Education Program.  This program is a K-12 educational program launched by Yeshiva University in NYC, and has been implemented in day-schools throughout the United States.

Kaidanian is a Registered Dietitian, New York State Certified Dietitian Nutritionist, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and NASM Women’s Fitness Specialist.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at New York University and completed her clinical dietetic internship at Northwell Health (formerly North Shore–LIJ).  She is also certified in CPR/AED through the American Red Cross.

Nutritionist on Long Island
Nutritionist on Long Island

Nicole Santucci, RD, CDN

Nicole received her BS in Nutrition from Syracuse University and chose a career in nutrition because she knows first-hand how nutrition can impact people’s lives. Growing up as a Type I Diabetic, nutrition always played a significant role in her life.  She is currently pursuing her MS in Nutrition at Stony Brook University. Nicole specializes in nutrition therapy for diabetes, PCOS, children, and sports nutrition.  She has experience working in both the inpatient and outpatient setting, working with clients from various backgrounds and with a wide variety of health conditions.  She excels at collaborating closely with both adults and children in setting goals and taking positive steps to achieve them.  Along with being passionate about nutrition, she enjoys cooking and being active.  She believes in moderation and that making progress does not need to involve overwhelming change, but that small changes over time can lead to success.

Thomas Zachmann, RD, CDN

Thomas received his B.S. degree in Nutrition & Dietetics from LIU Post. He has worked with numerous clients with diverse needs to help them achieve their nutrition and fitness goals. Tom specializes in weight loss, general health & wellness, sports nutrition, prevention & management of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, GI disorders, renal disease, liver disease & disorders, and so much more.

Tom is passionate about helping others with their nutrition and exercise goals as he is well aware of the many benefits of doing so. Throughout his adolescence, Tom struggled with his own weight and overall health and has experienced first-hand how food, a healthy lifestyle, and exercise can have a profound influence on both physical and mental health. Tom enjoys cooking and has conducted group lectures, food demos and nutrition workshops to promote and instill healthy eating habits and positive attitudes to individuals, families, and children. He has volunteered for Cooking Up Energy, a cooking and nutrition education research project that serves children, and has taught healthy eating workshops for Feeding America’s Kids Café Afterschool Program.

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Nutritionist on Long Island

I lost 23 pounds in five months. I have been able to keep the weight off over the past two years as I have new habits that have become part of my everyday lifestyle. I know that the reason for my success is that Shana understood what my body and mind would respond to in a customized program. Shana’s knowledge, experience and thoughtful coaching made all of the difference. 

- Lynne M

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Shana Maleeff
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400 South Oyster Bay Road, Suite 300,
Hicksville, NY, 11801