Options: One 60 min session or 3-session package (initial 75-90 min session + two 45 min follow-ups – recommended)
Locations: Virtual (via phone) or Mobile (we come to you)
Your initial consultation will start with a review of your overall nutrition, and it will also include meal planning guidelines. This is a structured conversation with our registered dietitian to evaluate your eating habits, your current lifestyle and health status. The dietitian will help you identify strategies to reach your goals, whether you want to lose weight or gain weight, increase energy, improve health or reduce the risk of disease, or you just want help sorting through all of the nutrition information you may have read or heard.
Follow-up sessions, an important component of long-term program success, include revised meal planning guidelines and may include updated strategies. Success achieving and maintaining your goals is much more likely when you meet with your dietitian again to celebrate your progress, discuss barriers you face and receive additional support and encouragement.
What is a registered dietitian?
A registered dietitian is a food and nutrition expert who has met academic and professional requirements including:
- Earned a bachelor’s degree with course work approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Coursework typically includes food and nutrition sciences, foodservice systems management, business, economics, computer science, sociology, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology and chemistry.
- Completed an accredited, supervised practice program at a health-care facility, community agency or foodservice corporation.
- Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
- Completes continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration.
Approximately 50% of RDs hold advanced degrees. Some RDs also hold additional certifications in specialized areas of practice, such as pediatric or renal nutrition, nutrition support and diabetes education.