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Medical Nutrition Therapy

Through a thorough assessment of your medical history, laboratory findings, and your readiness for change, together we create a plan for creating healthy habits, and give you the tools to put it into action.

  • You will learn evidenced-based approaches to balance nutrients and understand why the guidelines you get are so important.
  • We help you create delicious meals with greater emphasis on plant-based meals—the proven effective approach for long term health.
  • Developing positive attitude and behaviors especially when eating out and for take-out foods, eating at parties, in work settings, school and at home is addressed ... we teach you how to remove "dieting" and start living a happy and healthy life.
  • If you have a medical condition, we assess your needs and develop a plan that often can help you get off of the medications you are taking.

The Life Focus Program is incorporated and has proven to help thousands of individuals. We focus not only your health, but environmental changes that can impact gene expression and your well-being. All Consults are offered in our office or in your home offer for an additional fee:

  • Meal Plans
  • Grocery Guides
  • Recipes
  • Food Records
  • Assessment summary


Weight Management
– Overweight
– Compulsive Eating
– Pre & Post Bariatric Surgery
Anorexia/ Bulimia
Adolescent/ Child Health

Compulsive Eating
Food Allergy/Sensitivity

Gastrointestinal Problems
Gastric Reflux
Heart Disease
High Blood Pressure
High Cholesterol/Triglycerides
Failure to Thrive Menopause

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Prenatal & Post-Partum Nutrition
Toddler Nutrition
Vegetarian Diets

Adult Diabetes

Diabetes education is provided for individuals. Whether it is learning to plan low-glycemic load meals, what to buy from the grocery store or going out to eat or traveling or cooking at home, our goal is stable blood sugars that help you lower the need for medication. Evidence based research demonstrates lower risk of heart disease and cancer and significantly positive blood sugar regulation with a plant-based diet. This program has proven success and many insurance companies are supporting it because of proven outcomes in lowering health complications. Linda's Eat Fit, Be Fit: Health and Weight Management Solutions has over 300 recipes analyzed by the Diabetes Research Center at Columbia University

Weight Management Program


Trying to lose weight on your own may be difficult, but we can help make it easier with Linda's simple step-by-step Life Focus Nutrition Weight Management Program. Adults enrolling in private consultation sessions, and using her easy guidelines will have the tools for success.


The Life Focus Family Nutrition & Weight Management Program offers a private setting for families to learn ways to create healthier lifestyle habits to aid in weight management in a way to boost self-esteem. This is a program designed to share food preferences and ways to positively set healthy boundaries, and discuss common feelings and obstacles associated with an overweight child or adolescent.

Eating Disorders

Treating anorexia, bulimia and compulsive eating disorders requires coordination with a physician and a therapist. With over 30 year of experience in treatment, Linda offers the nutrition counseling component and always works on a team of your choice including a physician, psychiatrist and eating disorder therapist.

Allergies and Food Sensitivities

Our immune system and unique body responses are affected by the foods we choose. After diagnosis by your primary care physician, allergy specialist or gastroenterologist, we can help you design menus, recipes and meal plans to help you with the following disorders:
• Food allergies
• Lactose intolerance
• Celiac Disease or gluten sensitivity

Cancer Prevention/ Immune System/Oncology

Linda has clinical training and experience working with the New York Medical College team of oncology specialists who treat children, teens and young adults with acute leukemia and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Linda is highly versed in environmental factors that can change gene expression and cause harm. Changing harmful components of one's environment including the foods ingested is a key factor in maintaining a healthy immune system and gastrointestinal tract. Linda offers services to address the nutritional needs while undergoing chemotherapy and in recovery.

Lunch ideas cooking class with Linda Arpino

This picture is of hospital food served to a cancer patient. High refined carbohydrate and sugary foods like this are not nutrient dense and may hinder favorable outcomes. We focus on alternatives, learn why.

Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • Gastric Reflux
  • Diverticulosis or diverticulitis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Disease
  • Gluten/ Celiac disease
  • "Leaky Gut"
  • Chronic Constipation/Diarrhea

Neurological Disorders

Linda Arpino, MA, RD, CDN has a fellowship in Education in Leadership in Neurological Disorders. This advanced training helps parents and high functioning adults with developmental disabilities achieve healthy eating habits and reduce chronic disease risk such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes. She is trained in the special needs treating individuals with ASD, ADD and Downs Syndrome. She utilizes her expertise to create nutrition education programs in schools and community agencies. She has written a curriculum for young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder entitled "Recipes for Health" a cooking program that teaches healthy nutrition in meals and snacks.

Home Consults

  • The Family/Special Needs Nutrition Program - 2 hours. Linda comes to your home to create a healthy home environment. An assessment of family eating habits, and individual preferences is reviewed, including food products purchased, snacks eaten most often, meal timing, cooking styles, cultural food preferences and portion management. With your input you learn how to redesign of your cooking methods and food choices for maximum health and longevity. Up to four family members are feasible. After this initial assessment, outcome goals and guidelines are provided. Follow up after 2-3 weeks is recommended.
  • Home Parties. Call for more details and a price quote: (914) 935-0123.

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