In Your Corner
RDN STANDS FOR…
In the medical world, “RDN” is an abbreviation for Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. An RDN guides patients through the necessary dietary changes they must make to improve their weight, get healthier, and ultimately signs off on qualified patients before they can undergo bariatric weight loss surgery.
That’s the medical definition. In real life, RDN Nutrition stands for much, much more. We believe that YOU have what it takes to get your weight under control. We show up every day to help you do the work to take back your life.
Whether you are looking for bariatric nutrition, approval for bariatric surgery, or just help with knowing what to eat to stay healthy, The New Jersey registered nutritionists at RDN Nutrition are in your corner. We will provide you with the counseling, meal plans, and guidance you need to keep your weight under control as long as you need us.
Real Help. Real Results.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Victor Mendez is one of the few New Jersey bariatric dietitians in his area to be endorsed by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. His nutrition journey began as a personal one as he used meal plans to overcome his own weight loss issues.
Fluent in English and Spanish, Victor loves reaching out to people who feel like they don’t have many options in the fight against obesity. He also speaks the language of food; both his English and Spanish patients find meals they love in Victor’s plans. No matter what your weight goals are, Victor is in your corner!Victor Mendez, RDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Yulissa Pereira is a New Jersey registered dietitian nutritionist through and through. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Yulissa also completed her dietetic internship with Rutgers University-Newark, where she focused on diabetes management, oral health, and advocacy. Raised in a diverse city, Yulissa wishes to incorporate different cultural foods into her counseling and respect various dietary restrictions. Yulissa is in your corner!Yulissa Pereira, RDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Alexandra Gillespie is a registered dietitian nutritionist who recently completed her Master’s Degree in nutrition at the College of Saint Elizabeth. She’s had diverse work experiences, from working in an acute care setting to developing meal plans for children with type 1 diabetes at Camp Nejeda. She loves providing one-on-one guidance to her patients. Alexandra is in your corner!Alexandra Gillespie, RDN
In Your Corner…
Wherever You Are
At RDN Nutrition in New Jersey, we understand that not everyone feels comfortable walking into our office. Life is hectic. There are social distancing issues to consider.
That’s why RDN Nutrition offers Virtual Visits to patients and prospective patients. No matter where you are, you can schedule a virtual visit with our team to learn more about our services, receive a consultation, go over your meal plan, or get the guidance you need to stay on track. Wherever you are in your fight against obesity, RDN Nutrition is in your corner.Schedule a Virtual Consultation
Are You Actually Obese?
IS NOT AN INSULT
There is a difference between somebody calling you “fat” and being classified by a medical professional as morbidly obese.
While we embrace the spirit of body positivity, RDN Nutrition vehemently disagrees with the idea that those who are morbidly obese should just “accept” dying young. We believe in your ability to live a full, rewarding life without succumbing to the health issues associated with morbid obesity.
At RDN Nutrition, we classify morbid obesity as a BMI over 35. There is plenty of room for different body types under that number. However, if your BMI is over 35, you are morbidly obese and could be a candidate for bariatric surgery.Bariatric counseling
Education. Preparation. Motivation.
As nutritionists who truly believe in the life-transforming powers of bariatric surgery, we want nothing more than to help you get to a place where you can get your surgery approved and scheduled.
To do that, we work with you each step of the way by optimizing your nutrition, helping you understand how to live well, eat well, and lose weight, and keeping you focused on what really matters. But bariatric nutrition is just one part of what we do. Whether you are looking for surgery approval or just general nutrition and diet planning, RDN Nutrition can help you get to where you want to be.Explore Benefits
To be qualified for bariatric surgery, you must be able to show that you have exhausted nonsurgical options to reduce your weight healthily through bariatric nutrition.
The New Jersey bariatric dietitians at RDN Nutrition are the only nutritionists in the area to receive an endorsement from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and The American Association of Bariatric Counselors. If you need bariatric surgery, we will help you get approved. But approval for surgery is only the beginning of his bariatric nutrition process. Our goal is to help you through surgery and recovery with specialized post-surgery meal plans that optimize healing. Following recovery, our post-surgery nutrition plans will teach you how to keep the weight off for life.Bariatric Nutrition
While RDN Nutrition works closely with patients on the path to bariatric surgery, we also help patients live healthier lives by incorporating good general nutrition into their daily habits.
Our media and pop culture love to tout the next great diet plan. The truth is, when it comes to general nutrition, the best “diet” is no diet at all. Our New Jersey general nutrition dietitians offer customized meal plans and bespoke nutritional guidelines tailored to your specific needs. We believe nutrition is a conversation. If there are foods we recommend that you hate to eat, we know you probably won’t eat them. Our goal is to make your general nutrition plan one you can live with for a long, long time.General Nutrition
At RDN Nutrition, we understand the struggle of weight loss because we’ve lived it. Our New Jersey general weight loss nutritionist and founder, Victor Mendez, became interested in this field partially through his own battle with weight loss. Once he learned to control his weight through proper nutrition, he vowed to help others do the same.
Weight loss doesn’t need to be a constant struggle or mystery. There are options out there that will work for you, and you don’t have to try them all on your own to figure out which ones will help you lose weight. At RDN Nutrition, we are in your corner, giving you suggestions and tips, meal plans and guidelines, so that you have the information you need to lose the weight and keep it off for good.General Weight Loss
Be There—A New Future
Being labeled morbidly obese can feel like a death sentence, but it doesn’t have to be one.
The New Jersey Bariatric Dietitians at RDN Nutrition help you beat the odds, restore your health, control your weight, and overcome the hurdles between you and approval for bariatric surgery. If you want bariatric surgery, we will help you make it happen.
Take a moment and think about the future. What do you see? What do you look like? Are you present in the big moments that shape the lives of those you love? Are you able to participate in these activities fully and without limitations due to your weight?
At RDN Nutrition, we believe in that future. And, we can help you be there.Bariatric Nutrition
RDN Rave Reviews
“Highly recommend this dietitian. Very friendly and knowledgeable. He truly cares about his patients and communicates daily with us.”
“Excellent work the one who does the nutritionist Victor Mendez goes straight to the point and what you want I recommend 100 percent”
“Love this dietitian! Highly recommend him ... very caring and keeps up with his patients!”
“Great nutritionist. Clean and friendly environment. I am a new patient and I have lost 8 pounds in one month so far. Can't wait to keep on my journey of healthy eating and weight loss.”
Put RDN Nutrition in your corner. Schedule an in-person or virtual consultation today.
Today could be the day that you look back on as “the day it all changed.” Today could be the day you take control of your weight. All you have to do is contact us. Our licensed New Jersey registered dietitian nutritionists have helped others fight the fat. They can help you, too.
716 Broad Street Suite 2-E, Clifton NJ 07013