With 27-plus years of combined experience in the field of nutrition, Pamela Bonney, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND and Priya Lawrence, MS, RDN, CDN have perfected the team approach to personalized nutrition addressing the various stages of life. Their collective expertise draws from personal struggles, appropriate education and years of clinical and consulting experience.
Pam has been helping clients achieve their nutrition and fitness goals in her private practice (healthy weight management, vegetarianism, eating disorders, food allergies/intolerances, autoimmune and digestive disorders) since 1997 after graduating from New York University with a Masters of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition and prior to that as a Certified Personal Trainer with the American Council on Exercise. While at NYU, Pam began teaching as a Teaching Fellow with the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies and continued to teach after graduation at various schools, including the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Hunter College, CUNY and Phillips Beth Israel College of Nursing where she taught for 9 years, both in the classroom and online. Pam is currently Adjunct Faculty at New York Institute of Technology. Pam has worked at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center in NYC since 1999 as a Clinical Nutrition Supervisor where she counsels patients (pediatrics, adolescents, adults) on personalized medical nutrition therapy for diabetes, heart disease, oncology, weight management, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, liver and kidney disease, osteoporosis and geriatric nutrition. She has also been providing group education through wellness programs throughout the tri-state region as a Nutrition Consultant with Healthy Cooking workshops and various Healthy Lifestyle nutrition and fitness groups since becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Post-graduate coursework includes courses in integrative nutrition and in 2013, Pam received her Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T.Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell. She is currently a Research and Teaching Assistant at Saybrook University College of Integrative Medicine Health Sciences. Pam, a distinguished Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is a NYC and State Advocate/Spokesperson for the American Heart Association, an active board member of the Long Island Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and member of Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine.
Pam lives in Huntington, Long Island with her husband and kitties and is writing a whole-food, plant-based cookbook and enjoys healthy cooking, organic gardening, singing, boot camp, yoga, and any activity outdoors!
While traveling the world after completing her undergraduate degree, Priya developed her passion for food - both learning about it and eating it! Ultimately, this sparked an interest in harvesting a deeper understanding about the triggers and rationales behind the various choices people make involving food. In 2006, Priya graduated from New York University with a Masters of Science in Clinical Nutrition, along with becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Priya spent over six years working at Beth Israel Medical Center as a clinical nutritionist counseling hundreds of patients in one-on-one sessions and designing the curriculum for a weekly group nutrition seminar that she facilitated. Prior to working at Beth Israel, Priya educated children on nutrition and healthy food preparation through City Harvest, a food rescue organization in NYC.
Priya is committed to creating a wellness plan that is realistic and allows her clients to truly meet their goals.
Priya, a mother of two young children, lives in NYC and tries to juggle all that life throws at her. Her pregnancies and child rearing sparked a larger interest in pre and post natal nutrition, as well as, pediatric nutrition. When Priya gets some free time, she enjoys reading, spinning, yoga, Crossfit training and finding new restaurants to try.