Biography

Ilyse Simon RDN CDN

Ilyse is a registered dietitian/nutritionist in private practice since 1998. She works with people who have eating disorders, body image issues, food allergies, vegan and vegetarian diets, and insulin resistance.Ilyse

Often these categories overlap. The restriction of foods due to weight issues, allergies, or other reasons can sometimes lead towards eating disordered behaviors.

Whether the newly diagnosed teen with celiac turns to binging, a teen becomes vegan in hopes of losing weight, or an adult bordering on diabetes looks to food during times of boredom, these issues can be addressed by a trained nutrition professional.

Working with a dietitian can address and support people during these times by providing clear nutritional information, behavior modification tools, accountability, monitoring, support, and encouragement.

Ilyse has a degree from Bastyr University of Natural Medicine which gives her work an alternative flavor, and her registered dietitian status from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. It is through continuing education opportunities that Ilyse expands her tool bag in innovative ways and can address what is in her client’s best interest. With workshops and course work in the Maudsley family based treatment of anorexia, cognitive behavioral therapy approaches for dietitians in the field of eating disorders, nutrition counseling intensives, conflict resolution trainings, and the study of Virginia Satire’s Human Validation Process, Ilyse works to facilitate change and promote healthy attitudes towards food and body image.

Memberships include:

  • National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
  • National Eating Disorders Association
  • Mid Hudson Valley Dietetic Association
  • New York Dietetic Association
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group
  • Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutritionists Dietetic Practice Group
  • Hudson Valley Guild of Mental Health Professionals

Ilyse has been honored with the Virginia Dietetic Association’s Joan Dobek Memorial Scholarship in 2002, and the American Dietetic Association’s Mary C. Zahasky Continuing Education Award in 2006.


Betsy Cashen, RD CDN

Betsy has been a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist for the past 25 years, and has a variety of experience working in public health, pediatrics, holistic medical practices, school settings, and a substance abuse recovery program.  She uses her nutrition expertise to help address a variety of concerns including digestive health, heart health, food intolerances/allergies, inflammation, balanced blood sugars, incorporating wholefoods, and the use of supplemental nutrients as needed.

Her interest in exploring the best nutritional quality of food led her to fulfilling work on a large organic CSA farm where she enjoyed the physical work of farming and the satisfaction of growing/raising food for her family and others.  She began leading food fermentation classes at that time, and continues to the present time.   She also enjoys foraging for wild greens, which can add a nutrition bounty to meals.

Betsy has a lifelong interest in a holistic view of health and the importance of fostering a nourishing relationship with food.  She seeks to meet clients where they are at, with compassion for the journey of practicing self-care.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from Cornell University, and completed a dietetic internship at University of California, San Francisco Teaching Hospital.  She is registered through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and is certified in Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy.  Locally, she has been a chapter leader of the Weston A Price Foundation-connecting consumers with local farms and traditional foodways.

Betsy enjoys gardening, traveling, and being a mom to her teen daughter.  Together they grow a variety of vegetables and fruits, and this year had their first harvest of walnuts!

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