Welcome to 

Bronx Nutrition and Fitness Initiative for Teens (B’N Fit)


B’N Fit Staff

  • Faculty

    Jessica Rieder, MD,MS

    Director, B’N Fit Weight Management Program; Attending Physician, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine



    • Pediatrics
    • Adolescent Medicine

    Contact Information

    P: (718) 920-6781 F: (718) 944-5862

    Primary Location

    The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore3415 Bainbridge AvenueBronx, NY 10467-24031 More Locations

  • Other Team Members

    Rachel Taniey, MS, RD, CDN


    Ms. Taniey conducts nutritional assessments and provides educational guidance in nutrition for participants and families.


    Stephanie Garcia, BE

    Physical Activity Specialist

    Ms. Garcia plans and coordinates safe and effective exercise plans and activities for participants referred to the Mosholu Montefiore Community Center afterschool programs.


    Alicia Hoffman, LMSW

    Social Worker

    Ms. Hoffman conducts a comprehensive psychosocial assessment of participants and their families, making sure they are ready to start the program and helping them with any needs for future mental health support.


    Marisol Baez

    Case Manager

    Ms. Baez assists with connecting B’N Fit youth and families to afterschool recreation programs and community resources that promote a healthy lifestyle in their neighborhood.


    Elicia Johnson-Knox, BS

    Program Coordinator

    Ms. Johnson-Knox acts as a family to the Mosholu Montefiore Community Center programming and coordinates referrals to our CHAM subspecialty services.


    Rita Santelia, LMSW

    Co-Director, B’N Fit Weight Management Program
    Associate Executive Director, Mosholu Montefiore Community Center

    Ms. Santelia provides logistical and administrative support for the various B’N Fit program activities. She actively engages members and their families to increase participation and works to build partnerships with collaborators and funders.