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Find the Best Sports Nutritionists & Dietitians in New York City

At Top Nutrition Coaching, we are here to support your quest to improve your sports performance through nutrition counseling. We’ll connect you with a certified expert who has the right knowledge and experience to help you achieve lasting success.

Rachel Garano
Registered Dietitian
Rachel is a Registered Dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition communications and over 15 years of experience helping her clients meet their nutrition and performance goals. As an athlete who has participated in marathons, triathlons, and the half Ironman, she knows how to develop nutrition plans to maximize physical performance.
Michelle Rodgers
Registered Dietitian
With a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and an AFAA Personal Training Certification, Michelle is an expert in nutrition and athletic performance. She has worked with many professional athletes and helps each client understand how to modify their diet for optimal performance.
Jaelyn Shipman
Registered Dietitian
A Registered Dietitian and Board-Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Jaelyn has worked with athletes of various personal and cultural backgrounds. She is dedicated to helping every client make lasting progress toward their health and wellness goals, and she specializes in helping athletes at all levels of training.
Danielle Smith
Registered Dietitian
With nearly a decade of experience as a Registered Dietitian, Danielle focuses on helping clients use nutrition to overcome illness, eating disorders, and other challenges. She’s a runner and trainer who has personal experience using food to manage/treat health conditions and improve physical performance.
Jordan Hill
Registered Dietitian
Jordan is a Registered Dietitian with a master’s degree in clinical dietetics and over 5 years of experience working with athletes, including those with challenging conditions such as GI disorders and chronic diseases. She is a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics and is passionate about helping her clients reach their goals.
Karin Evans
Registered Dietitian
A Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist with over 2 decades of experience, Karin helps her clients develop a mindful, healthy relationship with food for better mental health and physical performance. She has a master’s degree in nutrition education and is close to completing a doctoral degree in health education and promotion.
Aston Dommel
Registered Dietitian
Aston is a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who’s spent the past 4-plus years counseling athletes on enhancing their nutrition. His primary focus is on clients who want to improve their performance in the gym and kitchen. Specifically, Aston helps athletes eat to improve their fitness and reach healthy weight goals.
Justin Klein
Registered Dietitian
Justin’s bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Sciences and master's degree in Dietetics are part of why he’s been a trusted Sports-based Registered-Dietitian for the past 13-plus years. Board Certified as a Sports Dietetics Specialist, Justin counsels a multitude of athletes at the high school, professional, tactical, and recreational levels.
Lacy Puttuck
Registered Dietitian
Lacy’s qualifications as a Sports-based Dietitian Nutritionist include her 12-plus years of counseling experience and her master’s degree in Exercise Physiology. She also has Sports Nutrition and Strength & Conditioning certifications, specializing in clients who want to feel and perform at their best. Lacy’s impressive resume includes working at Dominate Your Game since 2010.
Hayden James
Registered Dietitian
A Board Certified Sports Dietetics Specialist, Hayden has 6-plus years of counseling experience as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She earned her Master of Arts (MA) in Dietetics from the University of Oklahoma and has worked alongside athletes at the novice and professional levels of all disciplines ever since.

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By taking our quick online assessment, you can tell us about your health and fitness background so that we can start to understand your nutrition needs.

Free 15-minute nutrition consultation

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All prospective clients are offered a complimentary nutrition consultation. At your appointment, you’ll discuss the factors impacting your lifestyle and eating habits with our nutrition specialist and outline your personal goals for working with a sports nutritionist.

Get matched to the right nutritionist

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Based on the outcome of your consultation, the nutrition specialist will be able to match you with one of our sports nutritionists. They’ll select a health and fitness expert whose experience and qualifications closely align with your interests and needs.

Intro call with your nutritionist

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The introductory call with your nutritionist is your chance to get to know the nutrition professional you’ve been matched with and decide whether they’re a good fit. You’ll get acquainted with their personalized strategy for helping you achieve your goals and have the opportunity to ask questions and express concerns.

Work with Top Nutrition Coaching

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You’ll meet with your sports nutritionist at least twice a month as you progress on your personalized health and fitness plan. They’ll support and encourage you while always keeping you accountable and on track to meet your goals. During your nutrition counseling sessions, you can modify your strategy together and discuss what’s working for you. Outside of these sessions, your nutritionist will always be available via our messaging service, so you’ll have expert help whenever you need it.
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Working with a sports nutritionist in New York City to improve your performance

Free matching service that finds you the right nutritionist:

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New York City has so many nutrition clinics and athletic trainers that choosing one can feel overwhelming. We'll match you with the right certified expert to help you reach your athletic goals.

Virtual consultations with your expert, at your pace:

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Schedule online nutrition counseling sessions with your nutritionist to discuss your performance goals and make sure you have the best plan to meet them.

Personalized nutrition and lifestyle plans:

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We'll listen to your health and athletic performance goals and develop a customized plan to help you achieve those objectives.

Unlimited messaging and 24/7 support:

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With out-of-hours support, you can message your nutritionist whenever you have a question or a progress update.

Our client outcomes


Clients with IBS symptoms
reduced severity & frequency of IBS symptoms


Clients wanting weight loss
sustained target weight for longer than 12 months


Clients with diabetes
lowered their hb1ac levels and lost weight


Clients with kidney disease
improved symptoms of kidney disease

Benefits of working with a sports nutritionist vs. going it alone

Most people find it frustrating and ineffective to try to improve their nutrition for better sports performance on their own. Hiring an expert offers many advantages.

Customized support

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What does it mean to maintain a healthy diet? The answer is different for everyone. Your nutrition plan should factor in your unique health issues, physical attributes, and goals. A nutrition plan to support athletic performance and muscle recovery is different from a plan to facilitate weight loss. We have a network of nutrition experts who specialize in helping athletes improve their performance and minimize the risk of injury. You'll get a nutrition and lifestyle plan tailored to your unique needs and performance goals.

Reliable information

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A quick internet search for "sports nutrition" can give you access to countless articles, blogs, podcasts, and books from so-called experts. However, it can be tough to determine whether those resources are accurate and reliable. Finding trustworthy information on the internet is always a challenge, especially with hot-button topics like nutrition. We only invite experts with a track record of success to join our network of nutrition counselors. In fact, we only accept the top 2.5% of applicants. With our service, you can be sure you're getting reliable advice from a highly qualified nutritionist with excellent credentials.

Better recovery

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There are several factors to consider when fueling your body to improve your athletic performance. Your diet should include the resources you need to run faster, lift more, and play better on the field. But fueling up isn't the only important part of your diet. You also need to make sure you're giving your body the nutrients required to recover after each workout by repairing muscles, reducing soreness, and staying hydrated. Your nutritionist will build a plan that supports your body throughout workouts and recovery.

Your Personal Nutritionist in New York City is Just a Click Away

It’s not always convenient or even possible to attend an NY nutrition group or set up traditional in-person meetings with a dietitian. Our online network makes it easy to connect with an expert coach over the internet from the comfort of your home.


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People are busier today than ever before. Between managing work, children, older relatives, and other responsibilities – not to mention long NYC commute times – it can be hard to find the time to meet with a nutritionist in person. Fortunately, Top Nutrition Coaching makes it easy by giving you 24/7 access to an expert who can help you manage your health and wellness goals.With our online service, you can schedule virtual sessions with your nutrition expert whenever it works for you. Along with these consultations, you can message your nutritionist at any time with questions or updates on your progress.


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Our sports nutritionists are world-class experts who have worked with athletes at every level, from recreational runners to professional sports teams. Many of the nutritionists in our network have been interviewed by health and wellness publications and have made valuable contributions to sports performance nutrition research. When you work with us, we'll match you with a trustworthy expert. We only hire nutritionists who have several years of experience (at a minimum) and can show that their previous clients made measurable and lasting progress. Every expert in our network has a solid reputation for providing well-researched information and customized nutrition plans that help clients reach their goals.


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There aren't many legal restrictions on the term "nutritionist," so virtually anyone can use that title without meeting any official requirements for education, experience, or expertise. However, with Top Nutrition Coaching, you can feel confident that you are working with a highly qualified expert in nutrition and food studies.All of the nutritionists in our network are registered dietitians who have completed higher education and work experience requirements. They have all taken the required registration exams and many have additional credentials, such as a Certification in Sports Dietetics. We only hire a small percentage of the nutritionists who apply to work with us, giving you access to the very best experts in their field.


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Most of the nutritionists in our network have many years of experience working with athletes to improve their health and achieve optimal performance. Some of our nutritionists have been working for decades. Not every nutrition service, especially those online, offers professionals with this level of expertise. At Top Nutrition Coaching, we don't just hire individuals with a certain amount of time in the field. We require every applicant to prove that their previous clients have improved their performance and wellness. You'll get matched with a nutritionist who has the education and hands-on experience to understand your needs and provide meaningful support to help you reach your goals.
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About New York City Registered Dietitians

To be a “Certified Dietitian,” “Certified Nutritionist,” or “Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist” in New York, you must be at least 18 years old and complete the state’s certification requirements. 


New York requires at least a bachelor’s degree in an accredited dietetics-nutrition program along with 800 work experience hours under supervision from a NY-State-Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist. Alternatively, you may have a qualifying associate degree along with at least 10 years of full-time work experience under supervision.

Endorsement and Examination

To become certified, you must be endorsed by 3 certified dietitian-nutritionists. You must also pass either the Registered Dietitian (RD) exam or the Certified Nutrition Specialist exam.

Get Over the New York City Hurdles and Get Back to Health

New York City may be home to countless medical nutrition therapy experts and healthy food choices, but so many options can be overwhelming. Some of the greatest benefits of the city also present challenges, especially when you’re trying to align your eating habits with your sports goals. 

Cooking healthy food

Many homes in New York City have compact kitchens with limited space to store and prepare healthy ingredients. Residents often have to shop for just a few meals at a time, which can make it difficult to eat a diverse diet full of nutrient-rich foods.

Often, city residents shop at local bodegas, which don’t have as many options for fresh food and produce as large supermarkets. Even if you have a plan for cooking nutritious meals, the difficulties of finding, storing, and preparing fresh ingredients may make it impossible to stick to that plan.

Accessing minimally processed ingredients

Often, store shelves (especially those in small, local markets) are full of highly-processed foods and ingredients, which are convenient and tasty, but not very nutritious. These commonly found foods may even be addictive, which can make it harder to choose healthier, unprocessed ingredients even when they are easily available. 

Overcoming the convenience factor

One of the best parts of living in New York City is access to delicious restaurants and takeout options from every type of cuisine. However, the convenience of eating out or ordering delivery often makes it hard to choose foods that support your dietary goals, such as those with enough protein to facilitate muscle recovery. The temptation of ordering a less-than-healthy meal from a favorite restaurant makes it hard to stick to nutrition goals.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions about whether Top Nutrition Coaching is right for you? Here are answers to some of the most common questions about our service.

What makes an expert nutritionist?

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Anyone can claim to be a nutritionist, but only registered dietitians have board-certified credentials and extensive education. Every sports nutrition expert in our network is a registered dietitian who has passed our rigorous hiring requirements and has a proven track record of helping clients get long-lasting results.

How much does a sports nutritionist cost in New York City?

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Our sports nutritionists are registered dietitians who specialize in helping clients modify their diet and lifestyle to improve sports performance and meet athletic goals. Following your free 15-minute nutrition consultation, our nutrition specialist will match you with the right sports nutrition expert for your needs.

What does a two-week risk-free trial mean?

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We are committed to helping every client improve their performance and overall health through expert nutrition counseling and support. If you aren't satisfied with our service after the first two weeks, we'll provide you with a full refund.

What does the nutrition specialist help with?

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Our sports nutritionists are registered dietitians who specialize in helping clients modify their diet and lifestyle to improve sports performance and meet athletic goals. Following your free 15-minute nutrition consultation, our nutrition specialist will match you with the right sports nutrition expert for your needs.

What if I don't like the recommendations the nutrition specialist provides?

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We're committed to finding the right match for each of our clients. If you don't feel that our recommendations suit your lifestyle and athletic goals, we will take your feedback on board and work with you to find a better fit.

Full Transparency Pros and Cons

Working with a dietitian from our network isn’t the only way to improve your nutrition and sports performance. Other options, including diet companies and online meal plans, each have unique pros and cons that can determine which one is best for your specific needs.

Open Marketplaces


  • An open marketplace can give you access to hundreds of nutritionists with different educational backgrounds, qualifications, specializations, and rates. It’s usually easy to find someone with availability. 
  • It’s easy to study each nutritionist's biography, experience, and credentials, so you can compare them to find the one who matches your budget and needs. 


  • There are so many options that it takes a long time to narrow down your choices to a list of nutritionists that could be right for your performance goals and personal needs.
  • Most open marketplaces don’t regulate their listings or offer any sort of satisfaction guarantee, so there may not be a way to get your money back if the nutritionist you choose isn’t a good fit for you.

Diet Companies


  • Most weight loss diet companies offer everything from regulated meal plans and recipes to fully prepared and delivered meals. These services remove the work and decision fatigue that often prevent people from changing their diet.
  • Many companies offer a money-back guarantee so you can get a refund if you don’t see the results you are expecting, and some also provide a free trial period.


  • Most diet companies strictly focus on weight loss through caloric deficit. These plans often don’t provide enough nutrition energy for athletes who want to improve their performance.
  • Recipes and ready-made meals are often designed for a specific type of consumer (e.g. someone who is looking for weight management), and you usually don’t have the option to customize your diet plan.

Online Meal Plans


  • Online meal planning services can take the stress out of trying to cook healthy meals. You can usually get a weekly plan that includes recipes, shopping lists, and preparation instructions, so you don’t have to do any of that research yourself.
  • Meal planning services are typically much more affordable than other options, including diet plans that ship ready-made meals and one-on-one sessions with a registered dietitian.


  • It’s hard to customize many online meal plans for different people. You might not be able to find personalized nutrition planning that supports your performance goals and matches your preferences and/or food allergies.
  • Many online meal plans are structured around cooking for either a large family or a single person, so you may have to spend time altering the recipes to accommodate the number of people you are feeding.

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