Exercise is only one aspect of adopting a healthier lifestyle. Schedule your one-on-one consultation with our registered dietitian to analyze your eating habits and design an individualized nutrition plan that addresses your specific dietary and supplement needs.

Why work with a Registered Dietitian?
You will receive personalized information, meal planning assistance, motivation and support, objective feedback, and tools to avoid lifestyle diseases.

What can I learn from a Registered Dietitian that I can’t learn online?
Personalized nutrition: Registered Dietitians have the expertise to customize dietary information and devise a plan that is specific to the needs of the individual person and their health and wellness goals. There is an abundance of conflicting information on the internet. Our Dietitian stays up to date on current nutrition recommendations and will offer accurate, relevant nutritional advice based on the latest research.

What are the benefits of regular meetings with a Registered Dietitian?
Registered Dietitians will provide motivation, support, and accountability to clients undergoing dietary lifestyle changes.

What are the long-term benefits of working with a Registered Dietitian?
Food and nutrition are strongly correlated to autoimmune conditions which can be sometimes addressed with proper food and nutrients. A Registered Dietitian helps you manage common conditions like diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure.

What’s the difference between a Registered Dietitian and other nutrition specialists?
Registered Dietitians must be credentialed and licensed and have completed additional school and training.

Get Started

Contact Carly Mindykowski at for questions or to register.

Please complete a Nutrition Counseling Request Form and turn it in to Carly or the Front Desk to complete your registration, or fill out the form below.

Download this Food Journal if participating in nutritional counseling.

If yes, what activity and how many hours per week?
I understand that nutrition information provided by YMCA staff is NOT meant to replace competent medical care or treatment for any health problem or condition. I understand that Scott Nelson and Samantha DuLong are not physicians and are NOT licensed by the state of Michigan to diagnose or treat disease.

Our Nutritionist

Skyler Manczak


M.S Nutrition and Dietetics: In progress

  • Ball State University

B.S Dietetics: Bachelor’s Degree

  • Central Michigan University

Professional Certifications

  • Red Cross: Bloodborne Pathogen
  • Red Cross: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • SERV Safe – National Restaurant Association
  • DPD-Didactic Program in Dietetics

I am excited to work for the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA as the Nutritionist.  I have dedicated and directed my life towards health and fitness.  I believe in the YMCA’s motto “Healthy body, mind & spirit.”  I obtained a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from Central Michigan University.  I am currently working on my Master’s from Ball State University pursuing a Registered Dietitian degree.  I have gained much confidence of diet, nutrition, fitness and the overall transition to a healthy lifestyle- this has inspired me to help others. I want to take my God given passion for nutrition and serve my community!

Virtual Nutrition Counseling

Nutrition Counseling On the Go is perfect for your demanding schedule. This virtual package includes access to our nutritionist, via email, one 45-minute nutrition counseling session per week, and regular feedback on your nutrition/activity log for maximum accountability and success. Enjoy the flexibility of having a virtual nutrition coach when and where you need one.

3 Sessions:
Y-Members $100
Prospective Members $130

6 Sessions:
Y-Members $200
Prospective Members $260

Contact Carly Mindykowski at to get started!

Download this Food Journal if participating in nutritional counseling.

If you’re new to Zoom Meetings, watch this video tutorial to be prepared for your first meeting with our nutritionist!