Vanessa Chalmé, RD
Vanessa Chalmé’s brings her vast nutrition knowledge, enthusiasm and French flare to the Nutrition Energy team, and makes eating healthy a delicious, exciting and slimming experience! Through her firm belief in lifestyle choices and moderation, Vanessa tailors her clients' food plans specifically to compliment how each individual lives and works. Vanessa moved from France to The Big Apple in 2001, studied nutrition at New York University and became a Registered Dietitian. She was part of the selective NYU internship program and was placed at Beth Israel Medical Center where she worked intensively with patients with heart disease, diabetes, GI disorders and also in oncology. Thereafter, she began working part time for the Prestigious Sports Club LA on the Upper East Side, where she counseled athletes of all ages, abilities and sports performance goals for both medical issues and weight loss. Vanessa is currently continuing her study of nutrition, and is completing her Masters work in Clinical Nutrition at NYU.
As a mother of 4 children, Vanessa knows firsthand, the hectic schedules most parents balance on a daily basis. She also understands the difficulties families encounter when working to establish health eating habits in children from a young age. The family meal still exists in her home, and can in yours too!
Vanessa's journey as a Cancer survivor has played a significant role in shaping her into who she is today. As a result, she draws from her own inspirational insights and has deep empathy for her clients difficult situations, medical and otherwise. Vanessa has given back by doing pro bono consultations at the Morris J. Franco Community Cancer Center in Brooklyn for the past two years, where she has met and worked with wonderful cancer fighters and cancer survivors. Additionally, she delivers educational classes to the center’s community.
The bottom line is this: Everyone knows it is important to eat better and more healthfully, but the hard part is putting it into practice. Vanessa prides herself in inspiring others to "get it done" and this is why you will enjoy meeting with Vanessa, and be excited to return each week…
Education and credentials:
- Bachelor of Art in Business and Marketing
- Registered Dietitian
- American Dietetic Association active member (NYSDA and GNYDA affiliation)
- American Dietetic Association SCAN (Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists) practice group, active member
- American Dietetic Association Oncology Nutrition practice group, active member
- American Dietetic Association Vegetarian Nutrition practice group, active member
- American Dietetic Association MNT (Medical Nutrition Therapy) practice group, active member
- Masters Studies In clinical Nutrition from NYU, in progress
Sports and interest
Like most French, Vanessa’s motto is: “The world is my gym...I walk everywhere". Luckily for all of us, New York is a fantastic place to do so. Vanessa’s approach to exercising is that it should be fun. She’s enjoyed playing handball for years, and was on the swim team in high school. Now, after living for many years in the US, she’s become addicted to Pilates. When Vanessa is not busy doing homework with her kids or cooking the family evening meal and trying new recipes on her family, she enjoys reading French novels, playing the piano and planning for her next luncheon gathering.
Vanessa’s philosophy is “everything in moderation”. There is no such thing as the “perfect diet”, and there are no secrets...it is simply about finding a balance. Every day we make hundreds of decisions, but how much do you really think about what you eat? Do you plan ahead...or always find yourself grabbing food on the go? Finding balance is about making smart, informed food choices most of the time. As long as you take the first step, you will find a balance that is unique to you. Step by step, Vanessa will help you make small changes you can live with...and get you the big results you want..