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About Us

Prudence and Josh are Registered Dietitian Nutritionists who will help you achieve excellent health that you can maintain for life. We provide personalized, one-on-one nutrition counseling for men, women and children.  We share a common vision in our counseling philosophy: a focus on small, realistic steps to empower and motivate our clients to choose foods that nourish and heal both body and soul. Our non-diet approach encourages clients to build a healthier relationship with food, one that is sustainable and knowledge-based. Our combined 25 years of experience and commitment to continuing education enable us to provide up to date, medically proven and sound nutritional information.

We provide nutrition counseling and education in a compassionate, approachable way to meet each client where they are in their process, assessing their readiness to change and using scientifically proven behavior change therapies to help them move towards success.

We communicate regularly with doctors and/or other health care providers (with the client’s permission) so that we can further tailor each nutrition plan. This healthcare team approach results in individualized, consistent, and safe care.

Together, Josh and Prudence are thrilled to be working to meet the nutrition needs of the island community. They purchased Vineyard Nutrition from Denise Guest in February 2012. Denise started Vineyard Nutrition in 1988.

 

Prudence

Prudence Athearn Levy, MS, RD, LD, earned her Masters’ degree in Human Nutrition from Colorado State University in 2003 and completed her dietetic internships with the University of Northern Colorado in 2004. Since then, Prudence has dedicated her work to providing medical nutrition therapy and nutrition counseling for nutrition-related diseases and conditions in both clinical and outpatient settings. Her experience includes counseling and education for cardiovascular health, diabetes, weight loss, weight gain, eating disorders, maternity nutrition, childhood nutrition, food allergies and Celiac disease. Prudence provides one-on-one nutrition counseling tailored to meet the specific nutrition needs of each client. Her true passion is helping people achieve their nutrition goals with the knowledge that they can realistically maintain them for their life. Prudence’s diverse background in farming, advertising, literature, and writing add to her nutrition perspective and experience. Prudence is an 11th generation islander (the first Athearn, Simon, came to the island in the mid 1600s) and thrilled to be home to practice nutrition in her own community. Prudence is an avid cyclist, runner, hiker, gardener, cook, and mother.

Josh

Joshua Marc Levy, MS, RD, LD earned his Master’s degree in Human Nutrition from Colorado State University in 2003 and completed his dietetic internships with the University of Northern Colorado in 2004. Since then, Josh has dedicated his career to helping people reach their health and weight loss goals. He is passionate about helping people reestablish a positive relationship with food. Josh has diverse experience in weight loss, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and sports nutrition. He has provided targeted nutrition education to patients in one-on-one settings, small groups and large classes. His additional experience as a culinary instructor, college lecturer, and previous business owner provide a unique background to helping his patients reach their goals. His success with patients and clients can be attributed to his strong interpersonal skills and inherent enthusiasm for food and life. Prior to Vineyard Nutrition, he worked at Kaiser Permanente Colorado and Maine Medical Center, and has earned his certification in Adult Weight Management from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Outside of his practice, Josh is an avid cyclist, hiker, skier, cook, and father.

What is a Registered Dietitian?

Registered Dietitians (RDs) are food and nutrition experts who complete either an undergraduate or master’s degree in human nutrition. They then complete a comprehensive internship program (up to one year in length) and then pass a nationally recognized board exam in nutrition. RDs work with your doctor to help you treat any nutritionally related problem you are facing. They focus on your personal and family medical history, medications, nutrition supplements, lifestyle, and goals. They will offer you real advice that fits into your life.

Josh and Prudence are Accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Licensed with State of Massachusetts.