3/12/2014 10:22:00 AM Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day is today! Nutrition-based business EON heals with food
Elisa Olivier-Nielson owns Expert One-Stop Nutrition, a consulting firm specializing in helping clients through food education. Nielson holds up a box of her favorite cereal – one of many healthy staples she keeps on hand.
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EON Consulting specializes in:
Clinical nutrition screenings, evaluations and assessments.
Medical nutrition therapy applied to chronic diseases and diagnosis.
Nutrition support-TPN and tube feeding management.
Specific dietary needs for clients with Alzheimer's.
Elisa Olivier-Nielsen operates a unique consulting business that helps people help themselves become healthier.
Nielson, a registered dietician and licensed nutritionist, owns Expert One-Stop Nutrition, EON Consulting, based out of Prescott Valley
"Growing up in Brazil, I felt I had a weight issue. I tried different diets but then felt weak, no energy," she said.
She studied nutrition and made it her life's mission to help as many people as she could, not just with weight loss but every health issue.
"I provide services to a lot of different clientele. I teach how to use nutrition to keep and maintain health and manage chronic diseases," she said.
Nielson partners with health care practioners who refer their clients to her in addition to working with nursing homes, retirement communities, home health centers and hospice.
She also has a state contract to work with various wellness programs for companies to keep their employees informed and healthy.
"I utilize a broad variety of service to address many issues of concern," she said.
Nielson has had great success helping those with celiac disease, cancer, fibromyalgia and diabetes, for example.
"My services help to prevent the degeneration of quality of life. My business motto is 'improving the world one person at a time,'" Nielson said.
In her line of work, she understands how to accommodate for the different client conditions.
"I have seen a lot of success through diet management. The controlled environments show great results," she said when explaining that in the nursing environments, menus must be approved by a registered dietician according to state regulations.
When clients are in a home setting, they can go shopping and eat in restaurants. Sometimes the success rate is not as high.
Nielson remembers one client with cancer who wanted to know more about nutrition, as he recognized the benefits. With her oncology background, Nielson recommended different foods and the client continues to do well.
Nielson noted that March is National Nutrition Month, sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
For more information about EON Consulting, call 928-300-1542.