Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the difference between a registered dietitian (RD) and a nutritionist?
Registered Dietitian (RD), also known as Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) is nutrition professional with at least a Bachelor’s degree, who has completed a dietetic internship and has passed the national Registered Dietitian Nutritionist board exam. They must complete ongoing continuing education to maintain their credentials. RDs or RDNs are regulated healthcare professionals licensed to assess, diagnose, and treat nutritional problems.
I’ve never worked with a RD before. How do I know if it’s right for me?
RD’s are trained and qualified nutrition professionals in the health care system. Nutrition is a science and we are constantly re-evaluating our practice to provide the most up-to-date, science-backed care. We’re really interested in helping individuals have a balanced and healthy diet to live their lives to their fullest potential.
Most people think that dietitians are the food police, and we’re really not. I love veggies, fruits, probiotics, whole grains, and fish, but I also really enjoy froyo, pizza and birthday cake. Being healthy is what I preach and it’s part of my lifestyle, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room to fit in some dessert sometimes!
If you’re still not sure if working with a dietitian is right for you, I invite you to contact me so we can explore whether nutrition coaching can meet your needs.
Is seeing a RD worth it?
Trying to navigate the nutrition world on your own can be overwhelming. Sometimes to reach your health goals, you need a personalized approach from a qualified nutrition professional who can give you clarity on what your body needs. It will be the best investment that you can make in yourself.
How many follow up sessions will I need?
Follow-up sessions are very helpful because they allow for ongoing support, education and advice to help you stay on track and accountable. We can address questions, or make further assessments and adjust goals as needed.
The number of follow up sessions depends on your needs and goals. It’s impossible to learn everything you need to know in one session, and it takes time to change your eating habits and your health. People who have the best results typically come for several follow up visits after the initial assessment.
What kind of clients do you work with?
I work with a variety of clients from all age groups. Therapy types include weight management, medical condition management, wellness/stress management and general nutrition education. Prior to your visit I will ask that you provide some information on your reason for visiting, amongst other questions that will help me better prepare for our session together.
Do you take insurance?
I am in-network with Anthem Blue Cross CA, Blue Cross Blue Shield and United Healthcare.
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I’m ready to get started. What should I do first?
Great! The first step is to schedule a free 20-minute discovery call together. Click HERE to get started.
Feel free to contact me if you have more questions