Meet the FoodandFitnessPro Registered Dietitian-Nutritionists!
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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 military.com, 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.
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.
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.
Helene Konsker, MS, RD, CDN
Helene received her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Dietetics from The State University College at Oneonta. Shortly thereafter she pursued a Masters Degree in Nutritional Science at CW Post University to enhance and expand her expertise in the profession. She earned the prestigious designations of Registered Dietitian and Certified Nutritionist-Dietitian.
Helene’s experience has led her to hold many prominent positions in the corporate sector. In addition she has built a successful private practice where she is able to help clients of all ages and needs. Her expertise includes Nutritional Counseling, Wellness Events, Newsletters and Lecturing. As well as working closely with the culinary team to ensure high quality cuisine that maintains nutritional integrity.
Additionally Helene has cooked professionally with a well known Executive Chef and taught cooking classes. She was also a successful event planner.
As an adjunct Professor of Nutrition at Long Island University, Helene had the well earned reputation as a dynamic lecturer.
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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