The Nutrition Improvement Center is a nutrition practice that focuses on helping you heal from disordered eating
Whether you or your loved ones need meal coaching, nutrition counseling, or group support
– we are here for you.
Seeking nutrition counseling and support for eating disorder recovery is a brave and important step towards healing your relationship with food and your body.
At the Nutrition Improvement Center, our team of Registered Dietitians provides personalized nutrition counseling and support to help you make peace with food, honor your body’s needs, and achieve long-term recovery.
When faced with trying to navigate the conflicting and confusing nutrition information online and relying on restrictive diets or meal plans, it can be overwhelming and discouraging to know where to turn for reliable and compassionate support.
The internet maze of harmful diet culture messages can be frustrating for those in eating disorder recovery, as it can feel like you are constantly bombarded with harmful messages that go against your recovery goals.
And if you’re someone in need of nutrition counseling and support, vetting practitioners to find those that prioritize a non-diet, non-judgmental approach to care can be overwhelming and time-consuming.
You dream of finding a safe and supportive space to receive evidence-based nutrition counseling and support that is tailored to your unique needs and goals.
At our nutrition private practice in New York, we are committed to providing you with the
highest quality of nutrition counseling and support that is tailored to your unique needs and goals.
We understand that the road to recovery is not easy, and we are here to support you every step of the way.
The Nutrition Improvement Center is dedicated to
promoting positive self-esteem and coping strategies through nutrition therapy.
Our mission is to empower clients to nourish their bodies with well-balanced meals, while addressing underlying issues related to personal identity, socializing, and genetics.
We provide compassionate care within cultural beliefs, respecting privacy and family values.
As we help our clients heal from disordered eating, we strive to support their recovery in all areas, and
educate them on the legitimacy of this medical condition.
We are committed to providing caring, supportive, and non-judgmental guidance to clients.
We aim to empower clients to take control of their own health and well-being through education and positive reinforcement.
We value cultural beliefs and individual privacy, and are committed to treating clients and their families with dignity and respect.
We operate with the highest ethical standards and ensure informed consent and confidentiality in all aspects of client care.
Meet the Team
Iris Epstein, RD, CDCES, CEDS, Founder
Iris Epstein is a Registered Dietitian and founder of the Nutrition Improvement Center in Rockland County New York, counseling clients with nutrition related conditions such as diabetes, gastrointestinal issues, cardiovascular conditions and disordered eating.
Iris received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from the University of Maryland and did her dietetic internship at Cornell Medical Center in New York City. She is a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian Supervisor through the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals as well as a Certified Diabetic Educator. Iris currently serves on the Board of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals in New York City.
Iris has been in private practice since 2002. Prior to opening up her practice Iris worked for approximately 10 years in nursing homes in the Bronx. In addition to her private practice, Iris previously worked for the Animas pump company placing clients on the insulin pump.
Iris is now the focusing on eating disorder awareness and treatment at her practice in Pomona, New York. Her philosophy is one of compassion along with hard work to break through the determined mindset that take hold of people with disordered eating. By addressing the real issues that give disordered eating its strength, we can weaken its hold it has on us. Just as there are many causes for disordered eating, it often takes a variety of treatment options to assist in curing them. Iris is confident that nutrition therapy provided at the Nutrition Improvement Center addresses many of the treatments our clients need to resume healthy and balanced eating behaviors.
Mia Wolinsky-Zazon, MS, RD
Mia Wolinsky-Zazon is a Registered Dietitian at the Nutrition Improvement Center. Mia has a decade of experience in counseling, managing corporate wellness programs and working as a clinical dietitian in outpatient and inpatient setting with diverse populations. Her specialization in eating disorders and previous position as lead dietitian at Center for Discovery, Paramus are a welcomed expansion of her already broad experience.
In addition to her Nutrition background, Mia is also a certified Yoga Teacher. Mia found practicing yoga to be a powerful tool for helping her clients manage stress, as well as, improve their confidence with their bodies.
Gali Weissman, RD
Gali Weissman is a Registered Dietitian and an accredited member of the CDR (Commission on Dietetic Registration). Gali has received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Touro College and a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition from the University of Alabama. Over the course of her schooling, Gali has volunteered at New York Presbyterian in Westchester on the eating disorders unit. Gali completed her internship through The Nutrition Ink Dietetic Internship Program with a concentration in MNT (medical nutrition therapy).
Gali has been working for NutraSourceRD as a Registered Dietitian and has been providing care for long-term resident’s as well as residents coming in for rehabilitation services. Gali has gained experience with varying medical conditions and medications and enjoys working with the multidisciplinary team in providing optimal care for each of the residents.
Gali enjoys using her knowledge in both the fields of psychology and nutrition when providing one on one counseling and nutrition education.
Bonnie Liebman, Meal Coach
Bonnie Liebman received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from the University of Maryland and did her dietetic internship at Cornell Medical Center in New York City. She has worked as a Registered Clinical Dietitian in both hospitals and nursing homes.
While Bonnie took time off from working to care for her growing family, she volunteered on her school districts Nutrition Committee where she assisted in all aspects of menu planning for the school districts lunch program, assuring that all students were fed nutritious meals. She helped to run National Nutrition Month activities at all school levels.
Bonnie was also a volunteer in charge of menu planning for The Jewish Academy private school and Camp Gan Israel in Commack, NY.
Bonnie has been working at the Nutrition Improvement Center as a Meal Coach. She works with many of our clients, helping them to recover from their eating disorders with a hands on approach that is both effective and unique. A Meal Coach can be in constant touch with the patient both in person or via phone, text or video allowing for real time meal decision making and assistance.
Bonnie works with our clients to help them start new eating habits, introduce them to a broader variety of foods and ease their transition back to restored health and well being. She is working on renewing her RD while studying for the Commission on Dietetic Registration exam.
Hadassa Spiegel, RD & Meal Coach
Hadassa has a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College and a Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Sciences from the University of Alabama majoring in Food and Nutrition.
Hadassa completed her dietetic internship at Keith and Associates (KADDI). Hadassa interned at the Nutrition Improvement Center focusing on eating disorders and at The Willows at Ramapo Rehabilitation and Nursing Center practicing medical nutrition therapy in geriatrics.
She continues to further her education in functional and integrative nutrition in the Functional Medicine Academy. Hadassa enjoys counseling and providing nutrition education to clients and views each client as an individual to give each optimal person-centered nutrition care.
Gloria Sutton, RD
Rachel Mufson, Meal Coach
Rachel Mufson holds an undergraduate degree in Diagnostic Genetic Science from the University of Connecticut, where she gained a solid foundation in genetics and diagnostics.
Currently, she works as a Clinical Research Coordinator at Columbia University Medical Center. In this role, she collaborates closely with patients on the transplant floor and dialysis unit, assisting them in their healthcare journey. She is passionate about supporting patients and
ensuring their well-being during challenging times.
In addition to her work in the hospital, she has extensive experience as a Crisis Counselor, providing guidance and emotional support to individuals facing difficult situations.
She believes in the importance of mental health and strives to empower clients to overcome their challenges and achieve personal growth.
With her combined knowledge from her various experiences allows her to assist clients not only with their mental health but also with their eating habits. She is passionate about promoting healthy eating practices and helping individuals make informed choices about their nutrition.
Alexa Epstein, Meal Coach
Bio coming soon!