Nutrition Services

Eating right can seem like a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be.  At the Y, our Registered Dietitians can support your wellness journey with individual nutrition counseling and education – both virtually and in-person.

Upcoming Events

Virtual Presentations:

  • Holiday Menu Prep and Getting the Most Out of Your Leftovers 
    • November 18 at 5:30PM
    • Join our YMCA Registered Dietitian, Jessica Ortiz, as she educates us on ways to incorporate more vegetables into our holiday menus. Jessica will also be sharing recipe ideas for leftovers!
    • Register Here

Cook Your Way to Weight Loss

Four month cooking and educational series at the Winston Family YMCA Teaching Kitchen.  Classes will be held on the third Tuesday of January, February, March, and April.

Join our Registered Dietitians as they prepare a healthy meal catered to each weekly topic. You will get to taste the meals and receive educational materials on the topics.  Topics include: Heathy Habits for Weight Loss, Meal Planning, Macros 101, and Healthy Snacks & Desserts.

Registration coming soon! For more information, please email mYhealth@fcymca.org.

Why Consult With a Registered Dietitian?

A registered dietitian is a medical professional certified by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. An RD must hold a Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, have a 900-hour professional internship and pass a board certifying exam.

Meet the Y’s Registered Dietitians

Kerri Napoleon, RDN, CSSD


Kerri is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, who specializes in adult/child weight management, age management/disease prevention, sports nutrition, and eating disorders. Kerri is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, and has completed her Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management. Kerri develops and teaches adult and child nutrition and cooking classes, provides individual nutrition counseling and believes it takes setting small goals and support to make healthier food and lifestyle choices. Kerri enjoys spending time with her family, running, biking and playing tennis. To schedule an appointment with Kerri, please contact her at knapoleon@fcymca.org

 

Jessica Ortiz, RDN

Jessica, a Navy Veteran, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, who specializes in culinary nutrition, disease prevention / management, and weight management. Jessica received her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics from Keiser University, after receiving her Associate degree in Baking and Pastry Arts from Johnson & Wales University in Miami. Jessica, who is also fluent in Spanish, is a Certified Dietitian Nutrition Coach and provides individual nutrition counseling to adults, focusing on daily habits and goals. She also has experience teaching nutrition and cooking classes to children, teens, and seniors. Jessica’s passion lies in helping individuals live their best lives through balanced eating and healthy habits. During her free time, she likes to spend time outside with her puppy, workout outdoors, paint, explore local restaurants, travel, and bake gluten free treats. To schedule an appointment with Jessica, please contact her at jortiz@fcymca.org.

Katie Painter, RDN

Katie, a current Air National Guardsman, is also a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a passion for sports/performance nutrition, intuitive eating, and sustainable behavior changes that promote a healthier, longer life. She graduated from University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics with a minor in Public Health in 2017 and completed her dietetic internship also through UNF in late 2020. She worked with professional athletes throughout her undergraduate years and continued to intern with them for a couple seasons after graduating and applied what she learned in and out of the classroom to her own recent training as a competitive bodybuilder. Katie has experience providing nutrition education at corporate lunch and learns, teaching cooking demos, and one on one counseling sessions. She loves making nutrition fun and wants everyone to enjoy food and make it work for them and their goals. Outside of the office, she loves training and lifting heavy, spending lots of time at the beach, and cooking or baking new recipes at home. To schedule an appointment with Katie, please contact her at kpainter@fcymca.org.

Nutrition Programs

Individual Consultation: Virtual or In-Person

This one hour appointment with a registered dietitian is personalized to meet you where you are.  Delivered virtually from the comfort of your home or at your local YMCA, this appointment is a great introduction to individual nutrition counseling.  Our registered dietitians can provide guidance on implementing healthier eating habits, help you evaluate what is in your pantry or refrigerator, cook healthier at home, and help you set small, achievable nutrition goals to create lasting change. Registered dietitians are also available for disease specific counseling (i.e. Diabetes, High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Allergies, etc.).  Appointment pricing starts at $66.

Individual Consultation with Meal Plan: Virtual or In-Person

Meet with a registered dietitian for a one-hour session to receive personalized calorie, protein, carbohydrates, and fat needs, a suggested meal plan according to those needs, and guidance on implementing healthier eating habits.  Registered dietitians are also available for disease specific counseling (i.e. Diabetes, High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Allergies, etc.).  Appointment pricing starts at $95.

Change Your Lifestyle Nutrition Package: Virtual or In-Person

This package includes a one hour consultation with a personalized meal plan, as well as six 20-minute follow-up consultations. This package is designed to be an accountability tool for those who need frequent check-ins with a registered dietitian over the course of 3-6 months.  This package is designed to help support your long-term nutritional goals and celebrate small successes along the way.  You can Change Your Lifestyle virtually from home or in-person at your local YMCA.  Package pricing starts at $232.

Youth & Family Nutrition Consultation: Virtual or In-Person

During YMCA Youth & Family Nutrition Consultations, our dietitians work together with you to help your child develop healthy habits through family nutrition support. Conveniently held virtually at your convenience or at your neighborhood YMCA, we will create individual nutrition plans, discuss how to manage chronic diseases or illnesses, and achieve personal health goals with your child and your family.

YMCA Member Rate: Full-Hour – $70.00
Non-member Rate: Full-Hour – $85.00

Metabolism Testing

During this half-hour or one-hour consultation, a MedGem Metabolic Testing Device is used to measure your resting metabolism. A registered dietitian will use the numbers generated by the MedGem to determine your total calorie needs to reach your personal fitness goals. A one-hour consult includes the metabolism test, health status assessment, usual dietary intake, pertinent nutrition education, counseling and a personalized meal plan. A half-hour consult includes the metabolism test and an activity analysis.

YMCA Member Rate: Half-Hour – $96.00 | Full-Hour – $148.00
Non-member Rate: Half-Hour – $128.00 | Full-Hour – $185.00

 

To learn more about the First Coast Y’s in-person and virtual nutrition services, please email us at myhealth@fcymca.org