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Spotlight: Feeling Lean in 2015 Contest - Change your life & win $500!

Kindred Nutrition Presents ....


Feelin’ Lean in 2015
      12 Week Challenge $500 Cash Prize!!




Resting Metabolic Rate Test and reading ($90 value)Weekly individual follow up based on intake Weekly weigh insWeekly results and placingWeekly motivation20% off all Kindred Nutrition products until May 1st

***Dates: Monday January 12 - Monday April 6***

Entry fee: $50 monthly auto enrollment through March ($150 total)
Valued at $290!

Call or email today to start feeling lean in 2015! 
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301-580-0008 

Spotlight: Meet our New Dietitian Denise Garofalo RD,LDN

Denise Garofalo, RD/N, Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist has been actively involved in her profession of Nutrition and Dietetics since 1976. Denise was Director of Nutrition at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Psychiatric Division, where she acquired skills and knowledge for the complex treatment of eating disorders. Simultaneously, Denise pioneered the concept of Nutritionists in private practice in Westchester County, NY. As an expert in food and nutrition, Denise entertained many a crowd with her public speaking engagements and food demonstrations and ran her own health and nutrition series on cable TV. Denise’s extensive counseling experience spans the life cycle. Working with all age groups from nutrition in pregnancy to geriatric nutrition in health and disease, Denise offers a common sense approach to healthy eating and modifying eating behaviors. As a steward for the UConn Clean Waters program and avid organic vegetable gardener, Denise influenced many to protect prec…

Spotlight: New Products and Services

At Kindred Nutrition, I am always looking at ways to accommodate our community.  After weeks of planning I am very excited to announce the following added value services:

YOGA continues @ our office
Tuesdays 7-8:15 PM - Yoga for Beginners with Sally Jones-RooyThursdays 6:30-7:45 PM Vinyasa for Beginners by Vicky Kadan and Venus ElliottWe will be adding the following classes as follows: Monday 10-11am - Gentle Yoga rotating with Vicky Kadan and Sally Jones-RooyFriday 10-10:30- Meditation class with Vicky Kadan
Call 301-580-0008 or sign up here for more info (click on yoga, Amy Goldsmith, time)
New fees are as follows: $15/drop in, $50 for a 4 block, $75/month unlimited yoga. You will receive a color coded punch card for blocks and unlimited.

Addition of new dietitian and nutrition appointments added:

Starting in November Kindred Nutrition welcomes Denise Garofalo, RD LDN to our team. She comes with field expertise in the nutrition field. Stay tuned for her bio.Denise will be adding evening …

We are moving: New classes and services

Kindred Nutrition is growing and with growth we are moving across the hall.  Our street address remains the same but we will be in Suite A starting Wednesday 10/1/2014.

The most exciting thing is our new space will include a working kitchen, a pantry for makeovers, and a yoga studio.  

Kindred is adding many things to our products and services:

-Cooking classes for adults
-Cooking classes for children
-Individual meal planning and production
-Family meal participation and processing (for Eating Disorder Clients)

Stay tuned for class descriptions and sign ups.

YOGA

Kindred Nutrition has been a proponent of the integration of yoga for the last 2 years and we are proud to announce our partnership with The Yoga House.  The Yoga House team will be collaborating with Kindred Nutrition to focus on breath and meditation, strength, and body awareness, important foundations to health.  Classes begin10/7/2014 and are open now.  Weekly classes will be Tuesdays 7P-8P, Thursdays 6:30P-7:30 P, and Satu…

The Insightful Intern: The Final Week!

I can’t believe my time at Kindred as the Insightful Intern is over! This summer has gone by ridiculously fast when surprisingly, I wanted it to slow down. Although I am excited to finally be getting back to school, I’m sad to have to leave Kindred behind.
        At the beginning of this summer, I had no idea what to expect. I found out last minute that I was coming home for the summer. When I returned home, I realized that I had nothing planned for the next 3 months. So after that rather frantic realization, I decided to email Amy about the possibility of interning at Kindred Nutrition. I am so thankful that she decided to give me a chance and that she didn’t mind me following her around all summer!
        Interning has completely changed my outlook on the dietetics field. I’ve said it before but learning in the classroom can only get you so far. I’ve learned so much this summer from Amy and all the Kindred clients.
- I’ve learned about owning your own practice and all the t…

The Insightful Intern: Week 6

These last 6 weeks have gone by incredibly fast and now there is only 1 week remaining. When I start to think of myself being in Amy’s shoes in 2 years it’s just the motivation I need to finish up my senior year. This internship has been like looking into my future and now I just need to push through one year of school and one year of an official internship to get where I want to be.
      I think what I am looking forward to most about being a dietitian, besides finally being done with classes, is having my own clients. I’ve seen a lot of Amy’s clients multiple times and it just hit me that I won’t continue to work with them or monitor their progress after next week. When you see people once a week for the entire summer, you definitely build a relationship and want to see them succeed. Dietetics is not a job that you leave at the office. I’ve found myself brainstorming about struggling clients at home and rooting for their success through every obstacle. Now it’s like beginning…

The Insightful Intern: Week 5

Before I started my internship, my only knowledge about how dietitians handle nutritional counseling was really from the professors at school. In class, they show a more black and white approach to nutrition but from observing Amy I have learned it’s more shades of gray. So I am going to share with you some common misconceptions some people believe about dietitians.
        The first thing I really observed was how dietitians construct such personalized plans. Amy takes the time to talk to each client about his or her routine and works the plan around it. A “one size fits all” plan does not exist. While I knew to calculate the amount of calories for each meal plan, I didn’t know just how customized it should be. Amy asks what foods you eat on a normal basis and fits those in rather than giving out a standard plan.
        While shadowing, I also see that the meetings are not all about the food. Before, I believed that dietitians would only talk about a meal plan. I’m noticing …

The Insightful Intern: Week 3 and 4

I have officially hit the one-month mark of being an intern at Kindred and continue to be as enthusiastic as the day that I started. My focus for the past 2 weeks has been on Kindred’s social media. Most recently I have started to add new Pinterest boards that include gluten free recipes, dairy free meals and tasty summer desserts. While I am researching new recipes, I have found so many interesting substitutions that you can use to lighten up a meal, like Greek yogurt for butter or even mayonnaise. Pinterest is a great source to find fun and interesting recipes that you wouldn’t usually try. Every day that I go into the office, I have no doubt that this is what I want to do after I graduate. One of my favorite things about the dietetics field is that every day is completely different meaning that there is always something else for you to learn.While each day is busy, it definitely is never dull. Every client requires a personalized plan and has different circumstances. I’ve…

The Insightful Intern: Week 1 and 2

Today marks the completion of two week of interning at Kindred Nutrition and I already love it! Although I was nervous on my first day, I had absolutely no reason to be! This is already one of the best and most eye opening experiences in terms of all that I am observing but I still understand that I have a lot left to learn.           I’m enjoying each and every session that I am shadowing in. So far I have learned so much from the Kindred clients regarding health and wellness. Amy really takes a realistic approach when counseling patients, which is enlightening to see because each plan is very feasible. She is also showing me how to make the plans flexible to work for each patient’s unique schedule.           Probably one of my favorite experiences so far was on my first day when I got to witness my first RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate) test being given in person. This test measures the amount of calories a person burns while literally doing no activity. This is something that…

Spotlight: Introducing New Kindred Nutrition Intern

Hi all! I’m Carly Francis and I am the new intern at Kindred Nutrition for the summer. I am thrilled to be chosen for this experience and can’t wait to get started! A little about myself: I am going into my senior year at Florida State University as a Dietetic major. When I’m not pouring over books at the library, you can find me running outside, trying out new Pinterest recipes or enjoying downtime with my favorite TV show “The Office”. I am new to blogging though so bear with me! I became interested in nutrition after I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 9 so when it was time to pick a college major and career path, I had no doubt in my mind that I wanted to be a Dietitian! My goal is to help someone one day as much as Dietitians have helped me along the way. I interned last summer at the Frederick Memorial Hospital Wellness Center and found that I gained so much knowledge and experience that they don’t teach you in the classroom. I am hoping this summer I can gai…

Food Trends: Do I need a Calcium Supplement?

Check out Carmen's blog posted on health central 4/7/2014.


This is a question that my clients, particularly women, ask me on a regular basis.  Calcium and vitamin D deficiencies have been hot topics for a number of years.  Here are the facts that can help you determine if you need a supplement.
Why are calcium and vitamin D important?
Most of the body’s calcium is stored in your bones.  In your body, calcium is needed for muscle contraction, blood clotting, maintenance of cell membranes, enzyme and hormone function, and central nervous function. When you don’t consume enough calcium, your body pulls this needed calcium from your bones. Over time, this can lead to hollowing of the bones, otherwise known as osteoporosis. This causes weak bones, which can lead to fractures, particularly of the hip, wrist, and spine. Vitamin D helps you to better absorb calcium and store it in your bones.
How much calcium do I need?
Unfortunately, after the age of 30, your bones decrease in density and bec…

Spotlight: Get Cooking Class starting week of 5/5/2014

Kindred Nutrition is so happy to announce our Get Cooking! Seminar will start the week of 5/5/14.

The classes will be in our waiting room at 700 Monclaire Avenue, Suite C, Frederick MD 21701

The seminar consists of 4, 1hour weekly classes.

Cost is $165.00 for the series  or   $65.00/class

Topics included:

Class 1:    Preparation and Planning
       - How to "prepare" 5 meals in one hour.  During this class our registered dietitian will go over a 5 day meal plan, provide a grocery list, and put all 5 meals together so they will be ready to freeze or cook.  Recipes will be provided and all meals will have been pre- prepared  and offered for a taste test.

Class 2:    Savvy Sides
       - This class will focus on different sides that can be incorporated into dishes.  We will focus on fresh, frozen and some canned goods that will accompany and round up any meal.  An emphasis will also be made to increase fruit and vegetable consumption. Recipes and grocery lists will be provided. All…

Introducing additional hours

Kindred Nutrition is happy to announce that we have added 8 more appointment hours to our week.

Carmen is having so much fun with us she can't wait to build her client base even more!

Kindred will now be open:

Monday 8:00 AM-5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM- 6:30 PM
Wednesday 9:15 AM -5:15 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM- 11:30AM

Thank you to our Kindred Community. It is because of your success and your referrals that we continue to grow.

Also our GET COOKING class will go live the first full week of May.  Who's in?

www.kindrednutrition.com          301-580-0008              agoldsmith@kindrednutrition.com

Miraculous Misconceptions: 5 Common Nutrition Myths Debunked.

Check out this blog written by Carmen posted on Health Central.

Spotlight: Investing in your health - the value of a Dietitian

It's National Nutrition Month, a favorite of dietitians. This year the theme is "enjoy the taste of eating right."  I couldn't agree more with this theme and am very happy to see such a positive branding in a message.  I sometimes joke that social medial will "kill" my profession with all the misinformation and fads out there but I'm very glad to see such a great group of dietitians promoting a successful brand this month.

I am very proud to be a dietitian.  It is not easy to become one.  I repeat, it is not easy to become one. I do not repeat this for you to think I'm on a high horse.  I repeat it so you can understand that there is a BIG difference between a dietitian, health coach, nutritionist, or TV persona.  To become a dietitian one must complete a didactic program that includes Anatomy and Physiology, Organic Chemistry, Microbiology, Biochemistry, and coinciding lab work and that's the tip of the iceberg.  To be honest not only do you ha…

Food Trends: Top Diet Trends of 2013 by Carmen Roberts MS, RD, LDN

At Kindred Nutrition we're not too keen on putting all of our eggs in one basket as a New Years Resolution.  Our goal is to help people establish lifestyle changes that are realistic and achievable so that a New Years Resolution can be more along the lines of spending more time with friends or family or taking that dream vacation.   That being said we are still aware that one of the most famous New Years Resolutions is to try a new diet.  In many ways 2013 was the year of "emerging or re-emerging diets."  Were you just as confused as we were? Below is a summary with pros and cons. Enjoy!

The Paleo Diet The Paleolithic (Paleo) Diet is centered on the premise that if we eat like our caveman ancestors, we will lose weight and ward off disease. The “hunter/gatherer” way of life encourages the consumption of those foods that existed during the caveman days, including all meat, fish, poultry, eggs, vegetables, and fruits.  The Paleo diet excludes all dairy, grains, and legumes, …