• Practicing since 1983
• Registered & licensed dietitian and
certified diabetes educator
• Trained at University of Dayton in Dayton, OH
• Dietetic Internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL
Elise Karnegis has recently joined the staff at the Center for Family and Child Enrichment. She is a Registered Dietitian with over thirty years of clinical experience and also a Diabetes Educator with training at the Joslin Center in Boston.
Knowledge is an important weapon against the complications of diabetes. Learning what to eat, testing blood sugars, taking diabetes medication, and treating low and high blood sugars correctly are all important factors in preventing diabetes complications. Having an A1C of over 6.5% puts a person at risk. Here at the Center, we now are offering a class in diabetes management. In addition, we also have appointments to see the Dietitian/Diabetes Educator for individualized counseling.
Another area where knowledge is important is in our Pediatric population. 1-2 American children have a chronic illness. The “new childhood epidemics” are autism, ADHD/ADD, asthma, allergies, etc. Many parents are unaware that good nutrition can make a huge difference in their kids’ lives; sometimes even getting off their medications. The Center is now offering a basic class for ADHD/Anxiety and nutrition and/or individualized counseling.
For more information please call (305) 474-1799. Please call on Tuesdays and Thursdays. That way you can speak with Elise individually and she can help to guide you as to which program is best.
Nutrition Hours of Operation
Tuesdays 10:30 am- 7:00 pm
Thursdays 9:00 am- 5:30 pm
We Accept the Following Insurances:
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Preferred Patient Care (PPC)
Florida Health Solutions HMO
Multiplan – PHCS
Multiplan PHCS Savility
ADULT MEDICAID HMO's:
Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
Sunshine/Dental Health & Wellness