Nutrition Counseling at Horizon Medical Group is NOT JUST FOR WEIGHT LOSS.
Meet our Nutritionist Virginia Dweck:
As a registered dietitian, Virginia works closely with patients to slowly foster dietary changes to help them work towards a healthier lifestyle. The support, advice and meal plans patients are offered by Virginia vary greatly and are personalized based on patient-specific lifestyle challenges, goals, and behavior modifications. Her quick witted demeanor and problem solving nature make her an excellent counselor. Virginia loves to cook and as a result is creatively capable of quickly brainstorming new recipe ideas and is always knowledgeable about health-related food resources available to patients. Virginia’s drive to constantly grow and evolve both as a professional and as an individual, enhances her understanding, compassion and approachability.
In her spare time, Virginia enjoys reading, laughing, developing healthy recipes, private catering, teaching healthy cooking classes, and flowing through yoga and weight training to destress. She enjoys the company of her family and friends, especially on the dance floor. Virginia is always open to trying new activities and new foods.
Virginia Dweck completed her undergraduate studies at New York University in 2010, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics. She further pursued a Master of Science in Nutrition at Brooklyn College and completed her Dietetic Internship through Brooklyn College at Metropolitan Hospital. After becoming a licensed Registered Dietitian and Certified Dietitian Nutritionist, Virginia assumed her present position in the Physicians Network of Weill Cornell Medical College.
Areas of Expertise:
Obesity, Diabetes, Weight Loss, Weight Gain, GI Disorders, Adolescent Nutrition, Hyperlipidemia, Hypertension, Childhood obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, Renal , Gout
We also offer Sports Nutrition Services including:
Customized Meal Planning: We develop a meal plan around each client's dietary preferences and needs
Pre/post Performance or Competition Nutrition Planning: We will assess your training schedule and develop a custom meal plan for maximum energy
Nutrition Education: We provide education on the nutritional demands of the specific sport and individual nutrient requirements