Brittany Modell, MS, RD, CDN

Brittany Modell, MS, RD, CDN

Brittany graduated from Columbia University with a master’s degree in nutrition education and completed her dietetic internship at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Her clinical experience includes providing nutrition therapy for patients hospitalized with diabetes, cancer, hypertension, heart disease, and other medical conditions. She’s especially interested in the behavioral side of nutrition and brings a love of problem-solving to her one-on-one work with patients.

Rather than repeated weigh-ins for someone who wants to lose weight, for example, Brittany prefers to focus on “non-scale wins,” such as having more energy or feeling less hungry in the evening. Her patients learn how big health benefits can come from small dietary changes, such as the addition of fiber, which helps with the management of cholesterol and blood sugar as well as improving gut health. She emphasizes mindful eating, helps her patients understand the science behind their food choices, and even offers virtual cooking classes to help her patients develop more confidence in the kitchen.

Brittany’s experience also includes a nutrition fellowship in corporate wellness at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where she went on to coordinate health initiatives for the hospital’s 40,000 employees, including creating healthy food options and stress management exercises. She has served as a health and wellness speaker for the American Heart Association, Warby Parker, the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, and other organizations. As an expert on nutrition and mindful eating, she has been featured on CNN and in numerous publications, including Well+Good, Shape, Women’s Health, Mindbodygreen, Insider, and Livestrong.com.

​Small changes in your diet can have a big impact on your health.


Our Team

Michael Ghalchi, MD, FACC
Brittany Modell, MS, RD, CDN
Kerry Cannity, PhD

Brittany Modell, MS, RD, CDN

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