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Reshaping “Healthy” for Tomorrow’s Generation

I want to feed my kids a healthier diet (without the drama).

I want to have more energy and optimize my health to be a better role model for my kids.

I want to heal myself or my loved ones through food.

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Wholitarian™ Lifestyle

Malina Malkani

I learned that for healthy change to be sustainable, people need to connect with the ‘why’ behind their motivation to change, and they need practical ways to make healthy new habits achievable and enjoyable.

Finding solutions and learning how to translate evidence-based science into relatable, practical advice quickly became some of the most satisfying parts of my work. “

Credentials & Professional Membership

Northwestern University

Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature and Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Northwestern University

NYU

Masters of Science in Clinical Nutrition from New York University

Academy of Nutrition

National Media Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

VA Hospital

Accredited Clinical Dietetic Internship at the James J. Peters Bronx VA Hospital

Board Certified Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Board Certified Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN) & earned two Certificates of Training in Adult Weight Management (Levels 1 and 2).

Greater New York Dietetic Association

Member of the Greater New York Dietetic Association

New York State Dietetic Association

Member of the New York Dietetic Association

Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group

Member of the Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

Testimonials

“Malina’s boundless patience, sensitivity, and caring nature built tremendous trust in the relationships of the Veterans she served as an out-patient weight-loss Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist at VA. Whether counseling her patients in a clinic setting 1:1, or in front of an audience of Veterans, physicians, fellow clinical dietitians or dietetic interns, Malina had the ability communicate information and ideas with originality and creativity yet clarity for the audience she was engaging. All RDN’s should possess the strong nutrition knowledge base required to practice – but not all have that keen ability to translate the complex world of food and science for disease prevention and/or medical nutrition therapy  for the lay person – in this area Malina stands out as a gifted nutrition counselor.” 

Jean Curran-Leitch, MS, RDN, Dietetic Internship Director, Nutrition and Hospitality Center, James J. Peters Bronx VA Medical Center

“Malina takes the time to figure out what’s going to work for you. She takes into account your lifestyle and constraints and still helps you come up with a plan for a healthier more nutritious way of eating and living. The tools and changes she provides are doable and results are achievable. For me it was learning the right foods to choose when on the go and in a rush that would keep me from derailing my weight loss goals, and at the same time also learning how to incorporate meal prep into my schedule so that I could serve healthy delicious meals to my entire family.” 

JE (male, age 50, father of 4, portfolio manager)

“Malina’s boundless patience, sensitivity, and caring nature built tremendous trust in the relationships of the Veterans she served as an out-patient weight-loss Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist at VA. Whether counseling her patients in a clinic setting 1:1, or in front of an audience of Veterans, physicians, fellow clinical dietitians or dietetic interns, Malina had the ability communicate information and ideas with originality and creativity yet clarity for the audience she was engaging. All RDN’s should possess the strong nutrition knowledge base required to practice – but not all have that keen ability to translate the complex world of food and science for disease prevention and/or medical nutrition therapy  for the lay person – in this area Malina stands out as a gifted nutrition counselor.” 

Jean Curran-Leitch, MS, RDN, Dietetic Internship Director, Nutrition and Hospitality Center, James J. Peters Bronx VA Medical Center

“Malina takes the time to figure out what’s going to work for you. She takes into account your lifestyle and constraints and still helps you come up with a plan for a healthier more nutritious way of eating and living. The tools and changes she provides are doable and results are achievable. For me it was learning the right foods to choose when on the go and in a rush that would keep me from derailing my weight loss goals, and at the same time also learning how to incorporate meal prep into my schedule so that I could serve healthy delicious meals to my entire family.” 

JE (male, age 50, father of 4, portfolio manager)

FAQ’s

What does Wholitarian Mean?

Wholitarian is a term I’ve created to describe a healthy nutrition lifestyle made up primarily of real, whole foods that are nutrient-dense, minimally processed, plant-based and as close as possible to their original state when first harvested. These kinds of foods are delicious, convenient, earth-friendly, and can help your body achieve optimal health.

What does nutrient-dense mean?

Nutrient-dense foods are foods that contain a ton of micronutrients per calorie. Happily, these foods also tend to be naturally lower in calories and higher in fiber and water. Leafy greens are a great example – low in calories and packed with micronutrients, fiber and water. On the other hand, soda and white bread are the opposite of nutrient-dense because they contain a lot of calories but few micronutrients. Choosing a diet of mostly nutrient-dense foods gives your body the tools it needs to thrive.

What are micronutrients?

Vitamins, minerals & phytonutrients. These tiny components of certain foods don’t contain calories but have a profound effect on the development and maintenance of your immune system, cell function, and natural detoxification and and cellular repair mechanisms that can help protect you from cancer and other common diseases.

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