Holistic Nutrition and Wellness Counseling

“because each of our nutritional needs are different”
Register Dietician
Sumiya Khan

Sumiya Khan is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Nutritionist originally from California, where she completed a B.S. in Community Nutrition from the University of California at Davis. In Seattle, she earned a Masters degree in Clinical and Counseling Nutrition from Bastyr University, the nation’s premier institution for Natural Health Sciences. Sumiya has worked in various settings, including St. Vincent’s Hospital in Bridgeport and the WIC (Women, Infant, Child) Supplemental Food Program in Seymour. She serves as a consultant, authored several nutrition related articles and provides lectures and workshops in Greater New Haven. She currently lives in Hamden with her husband and son.

Sumiya has a passion for nutrition and for helping others. She offers a highly personalized approach to diet and health, emphasizing food quality and self-care. Sumiya enjoys counseling on all aspects of nutrition, including, but not limited to, weight loss and management, sports nutrition, vegetarianism, and nutrition throughout the lifecycle.  Food allergy and sensitivity, digestive support, immune support, and women’s health are other areas of expertise. She can provide you with dietary recommendations to support healthy living and to treat chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Sumiya also provides personalized shopping guidance at local grocery and health food stores.
 
Many types of diets are prescribed, but an emphasis on a whole foods diet is a common theme. Sumiya will work within the context of your beliefs and daily life patterns.

INDIVIDUALIZED NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING
Nutritional Counseling works one-on-one with you, addressing your present diet and health concerns. Your diet and health history is reviewed, and nutritional changes and interventions are suggested that will assist you in reaching your goals. Dietary analysis, food plans, and awareness techniques and strategies are implemented as needed.
 
§  Initial Nutritional Evaluation 
Includes a thorough nutritional and health history evaluation & diet diary review. Nutritional goals are established that you agree to work on over certain time period. Food and meal ideas are suggested, and educational materials are presented that support your goals. 60 minutes. $75
 
§  Follow-Up Consultations 
Nutritional Follow-Ups are designed to follow your progress, review diet analysis, measurements, and answer questions and give ideas to weekly challenges. Further education is provided on a variety of issues including eating out and supplementation. 45 minutes. $50
 
§  Mini Follow-Up Consultation 
Mini Follow-Ups are designed to keep you on a healthy track and allow the nutritionist to review your diet and monitor your progress after you have received an initial nutritional evaluation and education on your current diet plan. 20 minutes. $30
 
WEIGHT LOSS COACHING 
Initial Nutritional Evaluation, 2 Follow-Up Consultations, 3 Mini Follow-Up Consultations over a 6 – 8 week period.
Weight loss coaching provides motivation, education, and results by working one-on-one over a 6-8 week period. Your diet is analyzed, measurements are taken and you commit yourself to suggested healthy changes that lead to desired results, while creating a lifestyle that allows for long-term maintenance. Eating ideas, meal plans, awareness techniques, and strategies are individualized to allow for success. $250
 
THE NUTRITIONAL TUNE-UP 
Initial Nutritional Evaluation, 3 Follow-Up Consultations
A program designed for the person who wants to know what their present diet looks like from a nutritionist’s point of view, and how he or she may make general improvements to their existing diet to increase overall health and well-being. Includes telephone/email support and research for your specific needs. 3-day Diet Analysis is included with this program. $200
 
THE FULL MEAL DEAL 
Initial Nutritional Evaluation, 3 Follow-Up Consultations, 3 Mini Follow-Up Consultations
A program designed for the person who wants more of an “over-haul” to their eating regime and current health status. This package provides close support and intensive nutrition education for those individuals who may be trying to accomplish larger health goals, such as achieving permanent weight loss, managing diabetes, or improving a heart condition. Includes telephone/email support and research for your specific needs. 3-day Diet Analysis is included with this program. $290
 
FOOD SENSITIVITY PROGRAM 
This seven-week program is for people suffering from food allergies, food intolerances or unexplained adverse reactions to foods. Resulting conditions and symptoms can include headaches, skin problems, digestive problems, low energy, insomnia, brain-fog, memory loss, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, irritable bowel syndrome, and asthma.
The program guides you through an elimination diet in a comprehensive fashion, to include continued guidance about food choices.
 
Week 1: Determine a personalized elimination diet based on your symptoms.
 
Week 3: Learn how to reintroduce foods in order to determine food sensitivities.
 
Week 5: Discuss results of the elimination and reintroduction diet. Determine recommendations and plans for your future diet.
 
Week 7: Follow-up on diet progress and determine successes, challenges, and additional recommendations.
Includes telephone/email support. $200
 
3-DAY DIET ANALYSIS 
What exactly are you eating? Have your 3-day food diary analyzed to determine nutrient content, including calories, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that are vital to your health. See if you are meeting your nutrient needs as determined by your age, activity level, sex, weight, and height. $75
 
SHOPPING FOR GOOD HEALTH GROUP TOUR
Shopping for healthy food choices can be especially mystifying in this day and age of convenience. Let a Nutritionist lead you and your friends through the grocery store maze to find the best foods to stock your kitchen and support your health. Learn how to shop for whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, oils and soy products to name a few. Learn to read labels and understand ingredient listings. Lastly, learn which “convenience foods” are the better options when time is tight. After this tour you will be able to incorporate more natural foods into your diet and lifestyle without the mystery. $20/PERSON
 
SHOPPING FOR GOOD HEALTH GROUP TOUR 
Shopping for healthy food choices can be especially mystifying in this day and age of convenience. Let a Nutritionist lead you and your friends through the grocery store maze to find the best foods to stock your kitchen and support your health. Learn how to shop for whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, oils and soy products to name a few. Learn to read labels and understand ingredient listings. Lastly, learn which “convenience foods” are the better options when time is tight. After this tour you will be able to incorporate more natural foods into your diet and lifestyle without the mystery. $20/PERSON