What does a true passion for nutrition look like?

 

Most of us don't lack available information about food & health.  In fact, the overabundance of ideas about the best foods to choose or avoid can be overwhelming and even harmful depending on who's opinion is the loudest. 

Have you been looking for a nutritionist in York, PA? I started Stefanski Nutrition Services in York in 2015 to provide private nutrition consults in York, PA and via telehealth.

Conditions I specialize in:

Celiac Disease & Gluten Related Disorders

Finding out that you have celiac disease can be tough.  But getting a diagnosis is a good thing!  And guess what?  I follow a gluten-free diet too.  I’d love to help you learn what are the best food choices to return your body to better health.   

There are a few things you should know before going gluten-free.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome-IBS

IBS can be such a frustrating disease.  Unpredictable reactions to foods can put your life on hold as you try to feel better. 

Here’s why you need a dietitian consult, not a complicated diet handout.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis and Food Allergies

Many people don’t realize how scary it is to be faced with a food allergy.  It’s challenging to meet your body’s nutritional needs when you have to avoid multiple foods.  May approach has always been to build upon what my clients CAN eat.

Neurological Health

For six years I served as the dietitian for Wellspan Neurology.  I regularly helped clients with epilepsy, migraines, and children with neurological issues.  Through our interdisciplinary ketogenic diet program, we helped many families utilize “keto” for improvements in seizures. I do not work with patients implementing a ketogenic diet for cancer as I don’t have a background working in an oncology center. Make sure you choose a licensed dietitian to work with you if this is why you’re interested in keto.

You can check out some of the benefits and concerns regarding ketogenic diet therapy here. 

Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes

Diabetes is a challenge that you never get a break from.  As a certified diabetes educator, I can help you learn what to eat if you’re new to diabetes or have had diabetes for many years.  I specialize in situations in which diabetes is paired with another challenge such as competing as an athlete or having a new diagnosis or another disorder. 

I am experienced in applying very low carbohydrate diets to diabetes. Check out my blog on why the American Diabetes Association modified their diet recommendations in 2019 to recognize the use of very low carb diets in diabetes.

https://eatrightpa.org/members/blog/very-low-carbohydrate-diets-in-diabetes/

Tube Feedings

Do you need a second opinion on your tube feeding?  Research continues to grow regarding the benefits of using minimally processed, real foods and the bacteria that lives within our intestines.  If you need help determining whether a blenderized feeding is right for your family member I’d love to work with you. 

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Picky Eating

If the only thing I can do is assure you that your child is NOT the pickiest eater on the planet and that this outcome is not your fault, I’d be happy to do that.  BUT, there are lots of other ways I can help you to approach your child’s selective food choices in ways that can help. 

Here’s how sensory issues often impact picky eating.

Sports Nutrition

I love working with athletes!  Supporting hard work with smart nutrition choices is the best way to assure good performance.  I work with clients of all ages and athletic abilities to help you reach your goals, fuel your athletic activities, and optimize recovery.  As a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics I’m qualified to take and then passed a national exam demonstrating my knowledge and ability to counsel active individuals on their food and beverage choices for sports performance. 

Autism

As the first registered dietitian for Leg Up Farm, a facility for special needs children in York, PA I have extensive experience helping families with autism and ADHD. Issues with feeding, picky eating, and gastrointestinal problems like constipation can be challenging for caregivers. 


I earned a bachelor’s degree in dietetics and nutrition along with a master’s degree in Adult Education from Penn State.  I was an instructor in the Stabler Department of Nursing at York College in York, PA for thirteen years teaching a three credit course for nursing students and have published a chapter on pediatric nutrition in the textbook Nutrition & Diet Therapy for Nurses.

While I don’t currently accept insurance as a registered dietitian I will provide you with a copy of your bill which you can submit to insurance for possible reimbursement. Feel free to email me at stefanskinutrition@gmail.com


As a media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, I was chosen to serve as a voice for over 80,000 members of the Academy. For media inquiries you can email her at jstefanski@relias.com

As Public Relations and Social Media Chair for the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for eight years, I served on the board of directors for PAND and helped to create the #EatrightPA blogging program. I continue to serve as one of three coordinators for the blog. Check out our posts here: https://eatrightpa.org/for-the-public/blog/