Your nutrition goals are my nutrition goals!
Dania Brener's style🥇 Empowering 💙 Warm 👂 Listener 💡 Solution-oriented
Why Dania Brener chose to be in the helping profession
I've always had this deep-down desire to lend a hand to those who need it most. It all started when I was working at a non-profit organization in Venezuela, taking care of undernourished children. That's where I found my true calling, and it led me to study Nutrition and Dietetics. My goal was simple: to assist people with their food and nourishment issues.
I help patients dealing with weight management, fertility, PCOS, eating disorders, folks trying to tackle health challenges like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or stomach troubles, I've seen how improving their relationship with food can light up their emotional world. Being able to provide any kind of nutrition service to those in need is the most fulfilling thing I could imagine.
Dania Brener's approach
Central to my approach is the creation of individualized plans that cater to the specific needs and food preferences of each client while ensuring that they progress toward their health objectives in a sustainable manner. I hold the conviction that all foods can find their place within a healthy meal plan, and I am acutely aware of the potential harm that can arise from adopting overly restrictive diets. My philosophy revolves around striking a balance between cultivating healthy habits and allowing room for the enjoyment of favorite foods, recognizing that this equilibrium is key to long-term success in one's nutritional journey.
What you can expect from sessions with Dania Brener
The initial consultation is a pivotal 60-minute one-on-one nutrition counseling session that lays the foundation for crafting a personalized and effective nutrition plan. During this session, we will delve into your health history, current lifestyle habits, dietary preferences, and health aspirations. This is your opportunity to discuss any health concerns, medical conditions, medications, or supplements you are currently using.
Based on the comprehensive information gathered during this initial consult, we will collaborate with you to develop a tailored plan that specifically addresses your unique needs and health goals.
Follow-up consultations are vital for assessing progress and addressing any challenges or obstacles you may have encountered along your nutrition journey. These sessions are recommended at intervals of 1 to 2 weeks during the first 3 months. During follow-up visits, we will also provide essential nutrition education on relevant topics such as managing nutrition while traveling, making wise choices when dining out, dealing with stressors, honing your culinary skills, meal prepping, and efficient meal planning. You'll also receive unwavering support and access to valuable resources aimed at helping you maintain steady progress toward your goals.
These sessions serve as an ideal platform to seek answers to your questions, work on enhancing your relationship with food and body image, acquire meal ideas and recipes, receive supplement recommendations, and make necessary modifications to your current nutrition plan.
InBody Body Composition Analysis:
The InBody assessment is an invaluable tool for tracking your progress. It meticulously measures your body weight, muscle mass, fat mass, and water composition. This process employs bioelectrical impedance analysis, which precisely gauges your body composition by transmitting electrical currents through your body. The results offer a detailed breakdown of your current body weight, revealing the proportions of fat, muscle, and water. Additionally, it provides your body fat percentage, allowing for a comparison with muscle mass.
Dania Brener's experience working with the Jewish community
My journey in nutrition counseling has provided me with the privilege of working closely with a diverse range of individuals within the Jewish community, both those who embrace religious traditions and those with more secular lifestyles. This experience has offered me a unique perspective on the spectrum of Jewish beliefs and practices, from the deeply religious to the more modern and progressive.
What lends depth to my understanding is my own background; I come from a religious family, although I am not currently practicing, except for adhering to kosher dietary guidelines - a nod to my roots, you might say. My grandfather's legacy as a rabbi, including his role as the chief rabbi of the Jewish community in Caracas, Venezuela, has immersed me in the rich tapestry of Jewish tradition and culture from an early age.
My familiarity with the laws of kashrut is not merely academic; it is a practical part of my daily life. My commitment to maintaining a kosher lifestyle aligns me with the experiences and challenges faced by those who follow these dietary guidelines devoutly. Additionally, my close relationships with Orthodox and Modern Orthodox family members afford me a deep understanding of their perspectives, which enriches my ability to assist individuals within these communities.
While I may not be Shomeret Shabbat myself, I have an intimate grasp of the restrictions, customs, and culinary intricacies associated with Jewish holidays and Shabbat observance. This insight has proven invaluable when working with Orthodox patients, particularly those navigating the complexities of eating disorders, disordered eating, and weight management within the framework of their faith. Together, we explore the nuances of Shabbos meals, address the unique stressors that accompany holidays, and tailor nutrition plans that respect both their spiritual and physical well-being.
Furthermore, I have had the privilege of assisting non-religious individuals within the Jewish community who do not observe kosher dietary laws or Shabbat. In these cases, my focus shifts towards helping them achieve their dietary objectives, be it weight loss, improving lab values, addressing digestive issues, or fostering a healthier relationship with food. My goal is to provide comprehensive and compassionate support to all members of the Jewish community, irrespective of their level of religious observance, ensuring that their nutritional needs are met with sensitivity and understanding.
Languages spokenEnglish Spanish French
People I work withAdults
Personal religious affiliationsModern Orthodox
Jewish community experienceExtensive
Licensed to work inFlorida, New York
2820 NE 214th Street, Aventura, Florida
4 years in practice
- RD by CDR 2026. License number 86130578
- LDN by Florida State 2023-2027. License number 11856
- Masters of Science by New York University 2021
- Bachelors of Science by University of Miami 2016
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics