The Westfield Area YMCA is pleased to announce the addition of Clinical Nutritionist, Carolann Salinardo to the Y Staff. Carolann is introducing a holistic, personalized approach to health and healing integrating a variety of nutrition therapies including whole foods, targeted supplements and exercise as well as mind body practices to address any health concern.

Paul Garwood, Associate Director of Physical Programs at the Y, commented, “Weight management, blood sugar balance, cardiovascular health, and digestive disorders are just some of the critical health issues for which Carolann’s training and experience can make a difference in the quality of life for the community we serve. We’re excited to have her on board.”

Carolann has a Masters Degree in Human Nutrition, is a nationally board Certified Nutrition Specialist and holds a Licensed Dietician Nutritionist credential. She practices a functional medicine philosophy which seeks to identify the root causes of your physical symptoms rather than focusing on symptoms alone. She states, “I believe in the simple, yet profound impact our food as well as lifestyle choices have on our health. That dynamic basically informs my entire approach to my clients’ wellness issues.”  Her lifelong commitment to health and wellness education will be a complement to the fitness programs at the Westfield area YMCA. Experienced in the science of nutritional healing, her goal is to provide members with the education to improve health and well being.  Carolann regularly attends conferences and seminars, keeping herself informed of all the current science in a dynamic industry.

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Nutrition packages are comprised of 45 minute one-on-one counseling sessions which also include a state-of-the-art body composition analysis. Members can expect individualized nutrition therapy including supplement recommendations combined with lifestyle modifications and practical strategies to help reach weight goals or address chronic health conditions.

Members can register online at and non-members can visit the Welcome Center at the Main Y Facility to learn more. Please call Paul Garwood at (908) 233-2700 x256 or email with any questions.

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Visit to learn more about Westfield Area Y programs.  Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.