Qualifications of Michelle Routhenstein


  • New York University, Bachelor's Degree, Nutrition and Dietetics
  • New York University, Masters of Science,  Clinical Nutrition 

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Conversational Hebrew
  • Conversational Farsi

Board Certifications

  • Registered Dietitian 
  • Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist


  • Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Clinical Dietitian
  • Weight Management
  • Diabetes
  • Geriatric
  • Heart





  • Celiac Disease
  • Kidney Disease
  • Cholesterol
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Lifestyle
  • Health Coaching
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Skin Problems
  • Colitis
  • Prenatal Nutrition
  • Postpartum Nutrition
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian


  • Diet Therapy
  • Grocery Store Tours
  • Intuitive Eating
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Mindful Eating
  • Non-Diet Approach 
  • Nutrition Coaching
  • Nutrition Counseling 
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Professional Statement

Thank you for choosing Michelle Routhenstein.

Michelle Routhenstein is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Registered Dietitian (RD), and Certified Dietitian and Nutritionist (CDN) in New York State. She graduated cum laude at New York University (NYU) with a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. Additionally, she completed a vigorous clinical residency and graduated with a Masters of Science Degree in Clinical Nutrition from NYU.

Michelle was an associate level dietitian for four years at the renowned private practice of Keri Glassman, Nutritious Life where she also obtained her Nutritious Life Certification. While currently counseling private clients, she also works at a level three trauma center as a Clinical Dietitian on the surgical unit and outpatient hemodialysis center. Michelle has experience counseling clients with a wide variety of nutrition related conditions such as weight loss, general preventative care, gastrointestinal distress and disease, diabetes, kidney disease (all stages), PCOS, pregnancy, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and acne, among others. 

Michelle doesn't believe in fad diets. She believes that what matter the whole you - your lifestyle, your culture, your finances, your likes and dislikes, your support system, your medical profile, and your job environment - and we create a customized, individualized, realistic plan that is easily implementable into your lifestyle! She takes pride in her whole person approach to helping others live a healthier lifestyle and utilize science-based evidence in her customized plans.

She is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Diabetes Care and Education Dietetic Practice Group (DCE), the Rental Dietitians Dietetic Practice Group (RPG), and the Dietitians in Integrative & Functional Medicine (DIFM).