I bring evidence-based information to the table, you bring your health conditions and wellness goals. Nutrition counseling is more than getting a list of foods to eat. It is a highly collaborative process where we discuss your medical concerns and find practical methods to break unhealthy habits and put you onto nourishing food for life.Get Started
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In person – Location of our choice in Los Angeles (no brick and mortar office)
Virtual – Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, telephone
Initial Session (60 minute): $195
Follow-Up Sessions (30 minute): $100
Payments requested in full prior to an appointment.
Payments accepted via Zelle, Paypal, Venmo, or cash.
Kimaya is passionate about food and healthcare. She combined her interests in food science, biochemistry, and education to earn a Bachelor of Science in nutrition and dietetics from Saint Louis University. She also graduated with minors in public health and interdisciplinary healthcare education - the first program of its kind in the nation. Kimaya’s dietetic residency was completed at a Chicagoland hospital. She then passed the board exam to become a Registered Dietitian, a licensed nutrition medical professional. Currently, she resides in sunny Los Angeles and continues to provide medical nutrition therapy in a hospital setting. Her clinical specialties include cardiopulmonary conditions, diabetes management, geriatrics, and dialysis.
Outside of clinical nutrition, she has implemented multiple community lifestyle improvement programs and has 6+ years of food industry experience. From growing produce from seed and assembling meals on hospital tray lines, to serving in boutique restaurants and evaluating as a food service inspector, she is well-seasoned with food in all stages of farm to table (to body).
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In her free time, you’ll find Kimaya diving into A24 films, exploring local ethnic markets, laughing to stand-up comedy, and consuming every new cookie that comes her way.
I reached out to Kimaya to help me lower my cholesterol and get in shape for my wedding. She gave me great advice and tips and thanks to her I was able to look my best inside and out for my wedding day! She is very knowledgeable and works well with your current lifestyle. I highly recommend her!! Thanks again Kimaya!!! ❤
I’m a busy professional and tend to eat out a lot. Kimaya taught me how to balance meal planning for one and choose wisely when at restaurants. Thanks to her, I have one less this thing to worry about every week.
Living alone, I took a utilitarian approach to food that lacked creativity and taste. Kimaya encouraged me to be curious and cook new things that make me excited to eat. She taught me simple new skills in the kitchen and expanded my “menu” with nutritious options in my budget. Out with the bland repetitive leftovers. In with the balanced flavorful meals!
My work takes me traveling around the world. I spend 6 months on the road in places like Brazil to Nigeria to France. Eating well while trying new foods used to be a big challenge. Instead of forcing me into a diet mold, Kimaya worked with me to create nutritional balance in a simple to understand and easy to incorporate format. She made food fit MY life. Thanks Kimaya!
When I got out of the military, I started to follow an unhealthy lifestyle. I went to Kimaya because of her extensive work with veterans. She helped me get back to the healthy weight I was in the Army. Thanks Kimaya!
A: The top concerns my clients seek counseling for:
If you are looking for help with a condition not listed, please email me to ask. If I am not experienced in that area, I am happy to refer you to another Registered Dietitian who is.
A: A Registered Dietitian (the medical nutrition specialist) should be accessible as many people as possible.
There are no tied commitments to bundles/packages/supplements. You lead the way in the number of counseling sessions you need to reach your goals. Feel free to stop or start again at your own pace.
A: No need to give up your traditional meals to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Kimaya is experienced and welcome to working with foods of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds. And if you introduce her to a new food, she is happy to learn all about it. She loves world cuisines.
A: Clients with this method typically have the least success as it is a large diet overhaul vs incorporation of small, simple, sustainable changes. That being said, individualized meal plans can be done. Please contact me for logistics and pricing details. I am happy to explore this option with you.
A: In short, all Registered Dietitians are nutritionists but all nutritionists are not Registered Dietitians. In some states you can call yourself a nutritionist without any formal nutrition education, training, licensing, or certification. In all states it is illegal to call yourself a Registered Dietitian without proper credentialing. To become a Registered Dietitian, the minimum requirements include: a bachelor’s degree with completion of extensive nutrition curriculum, at least 1,200 hours of supervised practice, a comprehensive registration exam, and 75 continuing professional education credits per five-year cycle. Click Here to learn more about the difference.
A: Hoping to be in the near future!
Get ready to reach your health goals.