Gretchen Scalpi

Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist, Nutrition and Wellness Coach

Gretchen Scalpi RDN, CDCES

A good nutritional plan can reduce health complications or the need for more aggressive types of treatment. I work with clients to help them initiate an action plan toward better health & nutrition.

Penn Yan, NY
Virtual Sessions

Recent Reviews

5.0 of 5 (6)
Gretchen appears to be well versed in the needs of bariatric surgical patients. She also understands that there is a psychological side to this that needs to be addressed in terms of behavior modification and eating habits.
Gretchen helped me understand the importance of keeping track of my calories and the need to limit the portions of food. She has given thoughtful answers to all my questions and I would not hesitate to come back for help as needed.
You are a great listener. You’re a Nutrition expert but you are a well-rounded person. If I tell you about something that is going on currently in my life other than Nutrition, you listen to what I have to say. It is comforting to know that you are not just a Nutrition expert but you are a person who takes great interest in understanding all the issues that a client is facing. I would highly recommended you to someone who needs a Nutritionist because you are a professional person who is down to earth.
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License, Credentials & Experience

Gretchen has been helping people for 22 years
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
New York State Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist (CDCES)
National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics , #R436264

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Connect With Me
15 minute consultation to meet me and learn more about my services
15 Minutes   •   FREE

Follow up consultation
Follow up to initial consultation - Review goals, answer questions, discuss successes & barriers. Revise action plan as needed. Brainstorm new goals or action plan.
45 Minutes   •   $90

Initial consultation
Initial Consultation - Review health status and goals. Mutually design nutritional/ wellness action plan. Brainstorm ideas for future goals or action plan.
75 Minutes   •   $175

Endorsements

Binge Eating
Gluten Intolerance
Food Allergies

Practice Locations & Hours


Virtual Appointments
Gretchen is based in Penn Yan, NY and offers virtual services to people all over the world
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Learn More About Gretchen Scalpi

About me

My name is Gretchen Scalpi. I am a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist, and Health & Wellness Coach. My goal when working with people is to help them find ways to improve their health and wellness through the power of good nutrition and healthy lifestyle habits. I am an entrepreneur, author, health & wellness coach, and nutrition consultant. My books cover the topics of prediabetes, diabetes and managing the gluten free diet.
I have worked in many different health care settings for over 25 years, and have taught nutrition courses for area community colleges.
My wellness coaching and private nutrition practice was created in 2002. Today my wellness coaching and nutrition practice is 100% virtual; I work with clients over the telephone or by secure video conferencing. My nutrition and wellness coaching services are specialized in the areas of general wellness, diabetes/ prediabetes, weight management, and food sensitivities.
To learn more about the books I have written please visit
https://bit.ly/2UID1zx

My Philosophy of Care

My interest in nutrition dates back to my high school and early college years. After earning my degree in Nutrition, I spent many years working in the clinical nutrition setting. Eventually I came to the conclusion that dieting or fad diets were not the answer to weight loss or better health. I became interested in the concept of wellness, and earned a certification in this area. Living a healthy lifestyle addresses the needs of the whole person...it's not just about following a diet.

What You Can Expect On Your First Visit

My clients are often overwhelmed, stressed, or too busy to know how to start living a healthy life. During our first virtual visit I help clients create their health goals and action plan. We may discuss strategies to reduce stress, manage weight, buy and cook healthy food, or plan appropriate exercise for a daily routine. My goal is to be there for support, suggestions, and to cheer you on throughout your journey to a healthier life!


Practice Details

Insurance accepted
Out of Network
Works with
Individuals
Ages works with
Adults
Seniors
Languages
English

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Gretchen Scalpi Reviews

5.0 of 5 (6)
Gretchen appears to be well versed in the needs of bariatric surgical patients. She also understands that there is a psychological side to this that needs to be addressed in terms of behavior modification and eating habits.
Gretchen helped me understand the importance of keeping track of my calories and the need to limit the portions of food. She has given thoughtful answers to all my questions and I would not hesitate to come back for help as needed.
You are a great listener. You’re a Nutrition expert but you are a well-rounded person. If I tell you about something that is going on currently in my life other than Nutrition, you listen to what I have to say. It is comforting to know that you are not just a Nutrition expert but you are a person who takes great interest in understanding all the issues that a client is facing. I would highly recommended you to someone who needs a Nutritionist because you are a professional person who is down to earth.
You have helped me to think more positively about the changes that I am making for a healthier lifestyle instead of focusing on negative thoughts about things I feel I could have done better. Also, you have given me many good ideas for healthy meals and snacks. Good tips on changing how I eat for example counting bites to help slow down eating or explaining the portions I should be eating.
My first reaction to being diagnosed with Type-2 diabetes was pure, unadulterated fear! I had far too many friends and relatives who were victims to the disease with lost digits, dialysis, even blindness. In my panic, I started on oral medication and followed a restrictive, low-calorie, completely carbohydrate-free diet to lose weight and get my blood sugar under control. The result was less than spectacular, on both counts – my numbers were still fairly high and I wasn’t really losing weight. My doctor recommended that I make an appointment with Gretchen Scalpi, a Certified Diabetes Educator. Gretchen helped me to understand why my starvation diet wasn’t working; in fact, I could actually lose weight by eating a healthy, balanced diet and exercising regularly! Now, more than one year later, I have lost nearly fifty pounds and my blood sugars are close to normal levels. The endocrinologist has now halved the dosage of my oral medication and, if I can continue to lose weight while maintaining my current numbers, he may discontinue the medication completely. Gretchen’s support and guidance were critical to me in gaining control of my health. I strongly recommend her to anyone who has questions about diet, exercise or diabetes
Working with Gretchen has helped me not to give up on healthy eating. Her counseling sessions always keep the focus on the positive. Because I was working with Gretchen I was able to make it through the Christmas/Channukah holiday season without gaining a single pound; in fact I even lost a couple





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