Meal Support Group

Mindful Meal Support Therapy

Lunch and/or Dinner Meal Support Group
Facilitated by Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDS; Justine Roth, MS, RD and Holly Warfel, MS, RD, CDE

80 University Place
New York, NY 10003

Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Services in conjunction with Experience Wellness Group offers clients working on recovery the opportunity to have a balanced dinner meal in a NYC restaurant. Clients eat with the Registered Dietitian 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. An initial evaluation is required to determine if participants are appropriate for the meal group and to assist the Registered Dietitian in supporting each client’s challenges and goals. For women ages 18 and older. Contact Laura at 917-572-7137 to discuss your options. 

Past restaurants eaten at include but are not limited to Sarabeth’s, Saigon Market, Meatball Shop, Second Avenue Deli, Prime Ko, Grano Trattoria, Whole Foods, Mama Mexico, Spice, Grey Dog Café, Rosa Mexicana, ZPizza, The PUMP, The Smith, Risottoria and Mesa Grill.

Policy Reminder: Weekly clients with a regular appointment time must adhere to a one-week advance notice of cancellation. There is a 48-Hour Cancellation policy for new and less frequent clients. Please call to cancel appointments. No texting or emails.  Meal Support Therapy must be paid on the first of the month. There is no cancellation permitted for MST with the exception of one appointment per six weeks given six weeks advance notice.

 

Current Meal Support Group Schedule:
Monday Dinner 7:00 PM
Tuesday Lunch at 12:00 Noon
Thursday Dinner 7:00 PM

 

Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDS is a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and a certified eating disorder specialist. Laura maintains a private nutrition practice in New York City, Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Services. Specializing in diabetes, preventing and treating eating disorders, pediatric and family nutrition, Laura uses a holistic approach; through a combination of medical nutrition therapy, intuitive eating and client empowerment. Laura’s private practice offers clients mindful meal support therapy in addition to individual and family consultations.With over 15 years of experience, Laura has held the distinguished positions of Clinical Dietitian for the NYPH Cornell Weill Medical Center, Nutrition Coordinator for CEDAR Associates in Westchester and Rockland counties, as well as consultant for the Renfrew Center in both New Jersey and New York. Laura is the president elect for the New York chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. Laura’s expertise has been featured on television programs including CBS’s The Couch, CNBC’s First in Business WorldwideHeadline News, and Fox and Friends. A writer and commentator, Laura has contributed to national publications such as Real Simple magazine and Diabetes Forecast.

JustineJustine Violante Roth MS, RD, CDN
 is a registered dietitian who specializes in eating disorders, medical nutrition therapy, and general nutrition counseling. She is the director of the nutrition department at the NYS Psychiatric Institute, an inpatient treatment hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Justine has almost 10 years experience working with the eating disorder population in various settings including inpatient, day program, and private practice. She has also shared her expertise with students at NYU and Columbia as a guest lecturer for graduate nutrition courses. Her philosophy is founded on the principle that being healthy does not require dieting or deprivation. She helps patients to create a healthy relationship with food through normalizing eating behaviors and developing the skills to make mindful decisions about food and the body.
Holly Warfel MS, RD, CDE, CDN is a Registered Dietitian specializing in supporting clients with eating disorders, along with diabetes, heart disease, and many other nutrition issues.  Holly has had extensive experience working in the field of eating disorders, including serving as the Senior Dietitian for an Eating Disorder Treatment Center in Boston, Massachusetts.  In Boston, Holly worked in the Residential, Partial Hospitalization, and Intensive Outpatient Programs as the Lead Dietitian, counseling clients and running multiple nutrition education groups per week.   She also saw many outpatient clients within the eating disorder facility.Holly received her clinical training in nutrition from Boston Medical Center, and her Master’s Degree from Boston University, where she found her passion for helping those struggling with an eating disorder.   Holly has found that with her educational and professional experience, she can help others find a balance in nutrition and life.Holly also works in the clinical setting, educating those with diabetes, prenatal nutrition, heart disease, and many other nutrition related concerns.  In all areas of her work, Holly believes it is essential for clients to develop a sense of mindful eating in order to improve their relationship with food.