Meal Modeling Summer Session

Meal Modeling Summer Session Dinner and Dinner Meal Support Group Every other Tuesday, 6:15 pm to 8pm Facilitated by Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE 80 University Place New York, NY 10003 For women ages 18 and older

Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Services offers clients working on recovery the opportunity to have a balanced dinner meal in a NYC restaurant. Clients eat with Registered Dietitian, Laura Cipullo and then have time to process the meal in a supportive, private environment. The group is ideal for learning adequate meal portions, including triggering and or challenging foods, conquering fears associated with eating out and verbalizing feelings associated with being full.

 A half session initial evaluation is required to determine if participants are appropriate for the meal group and to assist the RD in supporting each client’s challenges and goals. Call Laura at 917-572-7137 to discuss your options. Past restaurants eaten at include but are not limited to Rosa Mexicana, Grey Dog Café, ZPizza, The PUMP, and Risottoria.

May Is Celiac Awareness Month

Catwalk for Celiac is a fashion show organized by Kayla Lafi to raise awareness and funds for the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. Please show your support by attending this fashion show and gluten free dinner. If you are unable to attend, donations can be made to the Foundation for Celiac Awareness.

Catwalk for Celiac is May 19, 2011 6-9:30pm Fiesta Banquet Hall Wood-Ridge NJ. For more information please contact Kayla directly at

Sending a healthy message to our kids…

Check out Lizzy Rockwell’s children’s books at

My children love THE BUSY BODY book. Read the book with your children just as you would any other book. Reading a book about food and or the body should be fun and not a health lesson. Your kids will get the positive healthy message and will come to love self care through food and movement.

Comfort Reading

Instead of comfort eating, try comfort reading. Geneen Roth’s latest book LOST and FOUND Unexpected Revelations about Food and Money is now available. This book is ideal for anyone who eats for emotional or behavioral reasons. Learn how your issues with food can be analogous to your life.

Feeling bloated?

Do you feel bloated or gassy? Artificial sugars and or sugar alcohols may be the culprit. Artificial sugars include but are not limited to aspartame, sucralose, and saccharin. Sugar alcohols inlude sorbitol, mannitol, and xylitol. Look for “ol” to help identify sugar alcohols on the food label ingredient list. If you are experiencing bloating and gas, consider limiting or eliminating these types of sweeteners. Your discomfort may disappear!

Working on Recovery: Meal Guidance in NYC

Laura Cipullo. LLC Whole Nutrition Services is now offering meal guidance known as Meal Support Therapy for women ages 18-35, in a group setting. The women will eat together in a safe and supportive environment. Eating with Laura will help clients practice mindfulness and identify what a normal meal looks like. Support and discussion will follow every meal. This is a time to feel nurtured by food and new friends. Please contact Laura directly if you are interested in joining the group.

New York City Style Rice

NYC rice means Instant Rice. Try these different types of quick rice to get more variety and nutrition in your intake.

  • Organic Seeds of Change Tigris – a mixture of seven whole grains – microwaves in 90 seconds.
  • Lundenberg Quick Wild Rice – cooks in 25- 30 minutes (this is fast for wild rice)
  • Whole Foods Frozen Brown Rice – frozen fully cooked rice that just needs to be quickly heated.

How Successful Weight Losers Do It

On Mondays, I teach a Healthy Lifestyle class through Cardiometabolic Support Network. Today, the class topic was How Successful Weight Losers Do It. Class referenced the National Weight Control Registry at The following excerpt is taken from the NWCR’s research:

  • There is variety in how NWCR members keep the weight off. Most report continuing to maintain a low calorie, low fat diet and doing high levels of activity.
  • 78% eat breakfast every day.
  • 75% weigh themselves at least once a week.
  • 62% watch less than 10 hours of TV per week.
  • 90% exercise, on average, about 1 hour per day.

PLease know Laura Cipullo, LLC does not encourage dieting and or weight loss for people less than the age of 20. Lifestyle may be changed, but there should not be a focus on weight loss and scales. – Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE