Cara Dubinsky - MS RDN CDN
Cara is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and New York State Certified Dietitian Nutritionist. She holds a Master’s of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from New York University and completed her clinical training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Before joining the Nutrition Energy team, Cara was a Senior Nutritionist at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Center in Manhattan and also worked for Novartis Pharmaceuticals in both the Nutrition and Sales Divisions. Cara has created and delivered nutrition lunch-and-learns and presentations for both corporate and clinical settings.
Cara offers practical nutritional guidance and specializes in creating individualized plans for each of her clients. She prides herself on developing creative, simple, healthy and exciting meal ideas and recipes that meet her clients specific lifestyle and nutritional needs. Cara utilizes her extensive clinical nutrition background and knowledge combined with real life practical tricks to help her clients make lasting lifestyle changes. Cara’s expertise includes weight management, cardiovascular disease, diabetes management and digestive disorders.
As a mom of three young children, Cara understands the importance and emotional challenges of providing balanced nutrition. She has a particular interest in children with special needs. Cara has clinical and personal experience with pediatric gastrointestinal disorders, autism and selective eating. She has been successful in helping her own daughter who suffers from gastrointestinal intolerances. Cara is compassionate and understands the crucial relationship between nutrition and gastrointestinal health.
EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS
- Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from New York University
- B.A in Social Science Interdisciplinary from The State University of New York at Buffalo
- Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
- Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN)
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics active member
SPORTS AND PERSONAL INTERESTS
Cara resides in New York City with her husband and their three children. You may bump into her while she is holding her yoga mat and listening to music on her way to yoga class. Cara has learned that listening to music and practicing yoga enhance her well-being, and she is adamant about including both in her daily routine. She loves watching competitive sports with her family and understands the importance of proper nutrition for optimal performance. Cara also loves spending time on the slopes skiing with her family.
Food brings people together and is closely connected to our traditional, souls and our memories. Cara understands that food is the foundation of many social situations and works to help her clients create and maintain a positive relationship with eating and with their bodies. Food and eating can be nourishing as well as emotional-there are both psychological and physiological factors that affect what we choose to put in our bodies. Cara works with each client to help them find a balance between emotions and food, and believes reasonable and lasting lifestyle changes are the path to long-term success.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” (Nelson Mandela)