Registered Dietitians are food and nutrition experts who apply the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living, using their clinical expertise to help individuals make personal, positive lifestyle changes. They are licensed medical professionals who offer medical nutrition therapy.
The “RD” credential may only be used by practitioners who are authorized by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Individuals with the RD or RDN credential are leaders in the field of dietetics who have fulfilled specific requirements, having earned a least a bachelor’s degree (about half of all RDs, like myself, hold advanced degrees) in nutrition and food science, completed an accredited, supervised practice program, passed a rigorous national examination and maintain their skills by meeting the profession’s continuing education requirements for re-certification. While RDs are sometimes referred to as “nutritionists,” not everyone who uses this title is a “registered dietitian.” In many states, anyone may designate themselves a “nutritionist,” regardless of education or training.
Registered Dietitians complete continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration, which entails a minimum of 75 continuing education credits every five years. This way they can always provide the most up-to-date recommendations.
Many registered dietitians hold additional certifications in specialized areas of practice, such as pediatric or renal nutrition, sports nutrition, nutrition support, and diabetes management.
Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) is defined as an evidence-based medical approach to treating certain chronic conditions, diseases, and other diet-related disorders through the use of an individually-tailored nutrition plan. It is nutrition counseling specifically provided by a registered dietitian. MNT is a comprehensive approach, giving you the education, counseling, and feedback you need to successfully meet your goals. There is strong evidence that MNT may reduce risk factors for chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and more.
We are a virtual nutrition counseling practice. Our virtual sessions are conducted via video conference through our client platform, Practice Better, utilizing Zoom. These online sessions happen in the comfort of your own home or office at a time most convenient for you!
We are currently able to provide telehealth (virtual) nutrition counseling to those in the following states:
New York, Florida, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Indiana, West Virginia, Hawaii, and Alaska.
We don’t currently take insurance, but we can provide people in New York State with a superbill upon request. If you have an insurance plan with out-of-network benefits, we can provide you with a superbill to submit a claim for reimbursement. Please note that reimbursement may vary depending on your individual provider and policy.
We recommend that you complete the following steps prior to your first appointment:
Yes! We currently offer several add-on options that can help make your journey easier, including Kitchen & Pantry Makeovers, Supermarket Tours, Dining Out Assistance, Meal Planning 101, Hands-on Cooking Demos, and Customized Month-long Meal Plans. For more information, contact us: email@example.com.
We are available for in-person and virtual engagements on nutrition-related topics for academic, professional, and consumer audiences, including businesses, universities, medical practices, and conferences. We work with you to develop presentations and events tailored to your needs and your audience’s interests.
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We want to hear your story and make sure we’re a good fit for each other. In this free call, we’ll also discuss how we, as registered dietitians, can help you, we’ll answer any questions you may have, and figure out whether individual sessions or a package would best suit your needs. Already know you want to work with us?
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Depending on your individual needs and circumstances, you will meet with your dietitian every week initially and then bi-weekly or as needed. This is determined based on several factors: (1) whether you have met your goals, (2) the level of accountability you desire, and/or (3) what will keep the momentum going to reach your goals faster. Establishing long-term health habits requires support from us and a commitment by you in order to see true success - a true team effort!
We encourage open communication between sessions if you have a question. We will use the Chat Messenger feature on our client platform for all communications between sessions (don’t forget to enable notifications if you’re using the app!). However, if your question requires a more in-depth discussion, we may recommend that it be discussed at your next session. That way, we can provide comprehensive support and the appropriate time needed to address your questions and concerns. We respond to messages and emails within 48 hours, Monday-Friday during normal business hours. If you reach out over the weekend, we will respond on Monday.