Compass Nutrition

We teach our patients new skills or reinforce current skills, so that they can get to know and trust their own body cues, move away from diet rules (and rule breaking), learn better and more insight-oriented coping strategies. Our goal is to move towards a more natural, balanced, self-led style of eating and relationship with food.

Adiana Castro founded Compass Nutrition to provide higher quality nutrition counseling through Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN). Our approach is simple: eat the foods you like, learn to moderate certain foods and feel empowered to make healthy informed food decisions. Together we set realistic and measurable goals to track your progress.

During your appointment, you will find that our treatments go beyond issuing short-term meal plans. We help our patients figure out what got their eating off-track and what perceptions, attitudes, and life-style habits are contributing factors.

  • For some, finding that balance is merely a matter of awareness – of how to bring a fresh approach of good eating and physical activity to each day.
  • For others, coordinating medical nutrition therapy and daily physical activity with other health care professionals and support groups may be what is needed.
  • Whatever your needs are we can individually assess and design a plan that is right for you and your goals. Start today!
 

 

Our Expert Team

Adiana Castro MS, RDN, CDN, CLT

Adiana founded Compass Nutrition to improve the access to and delivery of quality medical nutrition therapy that can only be given by registered dietitian nutritionists. She seeks to put patients at ease with a combination of her expertise and down to earth charm. Adiana is also bilingual and able to provide her excellent care fluently in Spanish.

Adiana is accepting new patients and today works with a seasoned team of dietitians and clinical aides who share her commitment to high quality patient care. She splits her time with Compass Nutrition and working as a Clinical Dietitian at the Weill Cornell Weight Loss Surgery Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital. 

Adiana received degrees from Stonehill College and Boston University and completed her internship in clinical nutrition with various rotations at Boston University. She is also a Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT).   

Note: sees patients 18 years and older. 


 
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Nikita Kapur MS, RDN, CDN, CLT

Nikita believes in taking a comprehensive whole food approach to nutrition. She listens attentively to patients by first seeking to understand her patient’s needs and seeks to understand how a patient’s cultural background influences their health and values. Her fluency in both English and Hindi makes her accessible to patients from varying backgrounds.

Nikita has extensive experience in weight management nutrition, bariatric nutrition, digestive/food intolerance/food allergies nutrition, eating disorders, maternal nutrition and general wellness nutrition.

Nikita received degrees from the University of California at Davis and Tufts University and completed her internship in clinical nutrition at Tufts University. She is a Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT) and is also a Recipient of the Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management.

Nikita is also the practice manager for Compass Nutrition. 

Note: sees patients 13 years and older.


 

Jennifer Calo MS, RDN, CDN, CDE, CLT   

As an experienced dietitian, Jennifer Calo expertly balances the rigors of evidence-based medical nutrition therapy with the art of compassionate listening and her approachable demeanor.

Over the years, Jennifer has developed a wide range of knowledge in clinical nutrition care and has a particular keen interest in serving patients with diabetes. She also serves patients in need of weight management nutrition, bariatric nutrition, heart disease, eating disorder, maternal nutrition and general wellness nutrition. 

Jennifer received degrees from Cornell University and LIU Post, Brookville, NY and completed her clinical nutrition internship at C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. She is also a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and a                           Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT). 

Note: sees patients 13 years and older.


 

Alyssa Tucci MS, RDN, CDN, CLT

Compassionate and attentive, Alyssa has a passion for inspiring patients towards healthier lifestyles. She understands the challenges of prioritizing health in today's busy world and believes in tailoring medical nutrition therapy to fit each patient’s unique lifestyle. She focuses on education and empowering her patients to better understand their health and make healthy lifestyle choices. 

Alyssa has extensive experience in weight management, diabetes, hypertension, and digestive issues. 

Alyssa received degrees from Villanova University and Columbia University and completed her internship in clinical nutrition with various rotations at Columbia University.

She is also a Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT). 

                                                      Note: sees patients age 13 and older.


 

Laura Kahn MS, RDN, CDN, CLT

Laura has a passion for inspiring patients towards healthier lifestyles. She takes a holistic approach to patient care, treating the whole individual and not just their symptoms and works with them to maintain and improve their health.

Laura has extensive experience with weight management nutrition, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, eating disorders, bariatric surgery, hyperlipidemia and digestive diseases. 

Laura received degrees from Syracuse University and New York University and completed her internship in clinical nutrition at North Shore University Hospital. 

She is also a Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT). 

            Note: sees patients 13 years and older. 


 

Melissa Sirolli RDN, CDN, CNSC, CLT

Melissa seeks to improve the quality of her patients' well-being by collaborating with them and setting attainable health goals. Through careful listening and education she tailors medical nutrition therapy to fit each patient’s unique lifestyle. 

Melissa recognizes that an RDN to patient relationship is a new form of healthcare for many patients. Melissa strives to create a judgment-free zone where patients feel welcome, comfortable and included in their health management and goals.

Melissa has extensive experience with cardiovascular disease, weight management, and digestive diseases. 

Melissa received her degree from Pennsylvania State University and completed her internship in clinical nutrition at Sodexo
                                                      in Philadelphia. 

                                         She is a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC) and
    a Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT). 

             Note: sees patients 18 years and older. 


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Janet Lau RDN, CDN, Holistic Coach

Janet has a passion for inspiring patients towards healthier lifestyles. She understands the challenges of prioritizing health in today's busy world and believes in tailoring medical nutrition therapy to fit each patient’s unique lifestyle. Janet provides her care from multiple angles, combining skill and knowledge with a holistic approach. 

She has extensive experience with weight management, renal disease, bariatric care, and cancer nutrition treatment. 

Janet received her degree from Hunter College and completed her internship in clinical nutrition at Hunter College. She also has certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, which qualifies Janet to be a Holistic Coach as well.

                                                      Note: sees patients 18 years and older.