nutrition

NUTRITIONAL SERVICES

Make changes today for a healthier tomorrow. 

Nutritional Services

Eating right can seem like a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be!  At the Y, we want to make the journey to maintain a healthy lifestyle and diet easier for you. Our registered dietitian is available to support you in your wellness journey with personalized nutrition counseling and education.

If you are interested in meeting with our Registered Dietitian, please click here

Dietitian Program Offerings:

Individual Consultation

Meet with our registered dietitian to receive personalized nutrition requirements, a suggested meal plan according to those needs, guidance on implementing healthier eating habits, and realistic goal setting to promote success in your nutritional journey. Our registered dietitian is also available for disease-specific counseling (i.e. Diabetes, High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Allergies, etc.). In-person and virtual options available. 

60 Minute Initial Session

$60 - 1 Session

The initial consultation is for members who are meeting with Sarah, the Y's dietitian, for the first time. In this session, you and Sarah will get to know each other by discussing your medical history, physical activity, current diet, eating patterns, and food preferences. Sarah will use this information to assess your nutritional status, listen to concerns you may have, and provide recommendations. You and Sarah will then work together to create achievable and realistic goals. Sarah will also provide recipes, healthy tips, meal ideas, or other educational handouts to set you up for success to reach your goals!  

30 Minute Follow-up Session

$38 - 1 Session

The follow-up consultation is for members who have previously met with Sarah, the Y's dietitian. In this session, you and Sarah will revisit the goals set in your previous consultation and identify any barriers that are preventing you from achieving your goals. Sarah will also help you update your goals and set new ones once current goals have been completed! Follow-ups are a great time to address any questions that arise after your previous consultation and function as great accountability check-ins to promote progress. The number of follow-up sessions a person needs is completely individualized, so you and Sarah will work together to determine how many sessions you will need to reach your goals!

Nutrition FAQ

  • Why Work With A Registered Dietitian?

  • What's The Difference Between A Registered Dietitian and Other Nutrition Specialist?

  • What Can I Learn From A Registered Dietitian That I Can't Learn Online?

  • There Is So Much Conflicting Nutrition Information Out There, Who Can I Trust?

  • What Are The Benefits Of Regular Meetings With A Registered Dietitian?

  • What If I am Worried About Giving Up The Foods I Love To Eat?

  • What Are The Long-Term Benefits Of Working With A Registered Dietitian?

    

MEET OUR Y DIETITIAN
Sarah Broekhoven, MS, RDN, LDN

225 923 0653 ext 1110
sbroekhoven@ymcabr.org

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Certifications

CDR Certified Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist

Louisiana Licensed Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist

Education          

BS Nutrition and Food Sciences Louisiana State University

MS Nutritional Sciences Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University

Dietetic Internship Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University

Areas of Focus

Nutritional assessment of current eating habits and implementation of tailored goals to meet specific wellness goals

Meal planning/menu development to meet specific nutrition needs

Cooking skills enrichment and recipe development

Therapeutic nutrition education for various health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, eating disorders, and more

Nutrition Philosophy

Focus on fresh and tasty foods, avoid fad diets, and strive for long-lasting lifestyle changes.

Fun Facts

When not practicing dietetics, Sarah can be found teaching dance, instructing group fitness classes, cooking yummy food, or playing with her 50-lb. pet tortoise, Thunder.