Need help with nutrition? The Y can help
You can work with a YMCA Nutrition Specialist to:
- Set nutrition goals that work for YOU
- Learn ways to take action and stick with healthy habits
To get started, book a FREE 15 minute discovery session with one of our Nutrition Specialists. In this session, you can share more about your goals and learn if we can help.
These sessions can be held on a video call (virtual) or in-person at a YMCA wellness center.
To book your session, email email@example.com.
If you want more support after your discovery session, you can keep working with us one-on-one:
- 30-minute session: $34
- (4) 30-minute sessions: $125
- 60-minute session: $62
- (4) 60-minute sessions: $228
Your nutrition specialist can help you pick the best option to help you reach your goals.
Not a member of the YMCA of Metro Denver? Send a message to us one of our nutritionists will contact you.
Upcoming Nutrition Events
Our Nutrition team hosts 2 cooking programs - the second Tuesday and third Thursday of the month. See what's coming up!
Month of August | Times Vary | Meet with a Nutritionist | YMCA Lobbies | FREE - no registration
Looking for healthy snack ideas that you and your kiddos will love? Our Nutrition team has you covered! Find a Nutritionist at your local Y in the month of August to grab some fresh snack recipes & tips for back to school season, plus a tasty sample of a simple snack your kids can make themselves!
See the ties below:
Southwest 8/4 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Littleton 8/8 @ 5 PM - 6 PM | Downtown 8/15 @ 5 PM - 6 PM | University Hills 8/16 @ 5 PM - 6 PM | Aurora 8/16 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | Arvada 8/23 @ 5 PM - 6 PM
Older Adults Nutrition Cooking Program: A Journey to the Mediterranean!
Fee-based - In-person - $10/member; $15/non-member
Journey with us to Sardinia, Italy as we explore Mediterranean food culture through a fine cooking experience at the Y! We'll gather over lunch as we learn about the Mediterranean way of eating - what makes it so delicious and nutritious and has led region like Sardini to have some of the highest rates of longevity in the world! Led by our YMCA nutrition team. This class is tailored to individuals in their older and wiser years, specifically those 55+.
University Hills YMCA - Aug. 22 @ 12 PM Register
Arvada YMCA - Aug. 24 @ 11 AM Register
Arvada YMCA - Meal Planning for Busy Families | Begins September 26 @ 5PM | Register
Aurora YMCA - Meal Planning for Busy Families | Begins September 26 @ 5PM | Register
University Hills YMCA -
- Mindful Eating Small Group Series | Begins September 8 | Register
- Meal Planning for Busy Families | September 20 | Tuesdays @ 5PM | Register
Learn more about our nutrition team below:
Liz Bravman is our Nutrition Specialist based out of the Susan M. Duncan Family YMCA. Liz is a former pediatric nurse who went back to school to receive her Master's in Nutrition Education. She has worked in various community programs around Denver teaching low-income families how to eat healthy on a budget. Since Liz has three active children, she also specializes in helping busy individuals, families, parents and children learn how to keep wellness and lifelong nutrition habits a priority. Contact Liz to learn more and schedule your no-cost 15-minute consultation!
Jen Lease is a Registered Dietitian who is passionate about simplifying the science of nutrition into real life application. She has worked in clinical, community, and corporate wellness settings to provide education around healthy eating and cooking to individuals, families, and kids. With a certification in Health Supportive Culinary Arts, Jen specializes in helping others learn how to navigate the kitchen and find a cooking strategy that supports their healthy eating goals. She loves to bring nutrition education in the form of cooking classes and demonstrations to help you take action and feel confident to prepare simple meals that are nutritious and delicious. In her free time, Jen loves to get outdoors and explore new places and she’s thrilled to be here in Colorado!
Cami Woomer is passionate about making nutrition fun and easy by meeting clients where they are and incorporating real-life factors when helping clients design and accomplish their nutrition goals. She has experience working with weight loss and diabetes prevention clients, and she understands that lifestyle changes are the key to success with both. In her free time, Cami enjoys doing anything outdoors and is constantly trying new things to continue to grow. Contact Cami to learn more and schedule your no-cost 15-minute consultation!
Include your co-workers on your Nutrition and Wellness Journey, learn more about corporate partnerships! Ask about options for a group nutrition consult at no charge!