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.

Today, Adiana works with a seasoned team of dietitians and patient care coordinators who share her commitment to high quality patient care. She splits her time with Compass Nutrition and working as a Clinical Dietitian at Weill Cornell Medicine's Gastrointestinal, Metabolic, and Bariatric Surgery program. 

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).   


 
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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.


 

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, 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. 


 
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Julianka Bell MS, RDN CDN, CLT

Compassionate and attentive, Julianka 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 lifestyle.

She focuses on education and empowering her patients to better understand their health and make healthy lifestyle choices.

Julianka has extensive experience in weight management, digestive wellness, and hormone balance.

She received degrees from Temple University and Tufts University and completed her internship in clinical nutrition at Hunter College.

She is also a Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT).

                                                      Note: sees patients 18 years and older.


 
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Erika Jacobson MS, RDN, CDN, CNSC

Erika is a collaborate provider who is passionate about clinical nutrition and focuses on educating and empowering her patients to better understand their health and make healthy lifestyle choices.

She enjoys working with patients to individualize treatment plans in a judgement free zone where patients feel welcome, comfortable, and included in their health goals.

Erika has extensive experience in weight management, diabetes/renal, and general wellness.

Erika received her bachelor and master degrees from the New York University and completed her internship in clinical nutrition at New York University.

Note: sees patients 18 years and older.

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