Forest Hills Wellness

Dara Bergen, MPH, RD, CDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist located in Forest Hills, NY

About Dara

Dara is a Registered Dietitian and Certified NYSNutritionist, with broad experience in food and nutrition. She has worked in clinical, community, and corporate nutrition settings. She currently has a thriving private practice in New York specializing in weight management, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, bariatric surgery diet management, pre and post natal care, gastrointestinal disturbances, general wellness, and more.Working one on one with her clients is her true passion!

Dara also lectures at universities in New York, which enables her to stay current on new and emerging nutrition issues. She is actively involved in nutrition research and her work has been published in theJournal of the American Dietetic Association. Media appearances include a guest spot on WBNX-TV, where she discussed the health benefits of yogurt and probiotics.

Her academic achievements include a Masters degree in PublicHealth Nutrition from Hunter College, where she received the Dorothy EpsteinNutrition Fellowship Award, and an undergraduate degree in Family, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences from Queens College, where she graduated with honors and received The Family & Consumer Science Alumnae Award.

Dara is a member of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its local chapters.

She enjoys spending free time outdoors with her family and friends!

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Forest Hills Wellness

Dara is a Registered Dietitian and Certified NYSNutritionist, with broad experience in food and nutrition. She has worked in clinical, community, and corporate nutrition settings. She currently has a thriving private practice in New York specializing in weight management, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, bariatric surgery diet management, pre and post natal care, gastrointestinal disturbances, general wellness, and more.Working one on one with her clients is her true passion!

Dara also lectures at universities in New York, which enables her to stay current on new and emerging nutrition issues. She is actively involved in nutrition research and her work has been published in theJournal of the American Dietetic Association. Media appearances include a guest spot on WBNX-TV, where she discussed the health benefits of yogurt and probiotics.

Her academic achievements include a Masters degree in PublicHealth Nutrition from Hunter College, where she received the Dorothy EpsteinNutrition Fellowship Award, and an undergraduate degree in Family, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences from Queens College, where she graduated with honors and received The Family & Consumer Science Alumnae Award.

Dara is a member of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its local chapters.

She enjoys spending free time outdoors with her family and friends!


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About Diana

Diana is a bilingual Registered Dietitian in the New York City area. She has a thorough clinical background in Medical Nutrition Therapy, including cardiovascular rehabilitation, dialysis, oncology, gastric bypass surgery, diabetes, pre-natal, neonatal and pediatric care. Diana maintains a comprehensive practice in outpatient nutrition counseling, community nutrition education, and wellness. Diana’s love of food and her passion for preventative health, makes nutrition an exciting career.

At Forest Hills Wellness, Diana seeks to improve the quality of her client’s lives through nutrition, by empowering them to take charge of their health, break barriers to make healthier food choices and help them engage in fun physical activity.

Diana also works at Montefiore Children’s Hospital in the Community Pediatric Programs serving the South Bronx area. She works as a pediatric and adult dietitian providing Medical Nutrition Therapy. Diana has demonstrated leadership by initiating the Diabetes Prevention Clinic for kids. She is involved in community garden workshops, as well as farmer’s market educational walks.

Diana obtained her dual degree in Family, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences from Queens College, where she graduated with honors. She also studied Food, Culture & Society abroad in Florence, Italy, at the APICIUS International School of Hospitality. Diana completed her professional experience at the North Shore-LIJ Health System Dietetic Internship Program.

Diana is a Figure Skating Coach at World Ice Arena, practices yoga and enjoys outdoor activities such as skiing, camping, hiking and biking. She loves traveling and trying foods from different cultures.

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About Tina

Tina is a native New Yorker and proud Nuyorican. She hasbeen a Registered Dietitian and Diabetes Educator for over 10 years. Shereceived her Baccalaureate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from New YorkUniversity and a Master’s in Public Health from Hunter College. She isbilingual in English and Spanish.  Tina has experience working in urban communitiesfacilitating nutrition, health, and wellness, in community, clinical, and business settings. Tina also specializes  in diabetes education and provides childbirth education and breastfeeding supportservices.  Tina is a mom, loves traveling, yoga, chocolate, running,and exploring new cuisines. 

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Insurance

We work with the majority of health insurance plans. Please call our office if you do not see yours listed or have any other questions.

Aetna
Beech Street
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Empire Plan
GHI
HealthFirst
HIP
MagnaCare
Medicare
Metroplus
Multiplan
Multiplan PHCS
Oxford United Healthcare
United Healthcare
Location
Forest Hills Wellness
112-41 Queens Blvd, Suite 100
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 917-935-0937
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Dara Bergen, MPH, RD, CDN
112-41 Queens Blvd
Suite 100
Forest Hills, NY 11375