What is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)?
Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) are health professionals specializing in food and nutrition. To earn the nationally recognized credential of RDN, a candidate must complete a Bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutrition and/or Master’s degree in Nutrition and then an approved Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics dietetic internship. RDN status also requires successfully passing the National Registration Exam and accumulating a sufficient number of ongoing continuing education credits annually. A RDN is sometimes referred to as a nutritionist; however, a nutritionist who has not achieved RDN status may not advertise or practice as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Also, in the state of Washington, Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are licensed as Certified Dietitians (CD) to prevent misuse of the term nutritionist. RDNs and CDs are the only health professionals permitted to counsel patients on medically necessary dietary intervention.
Do you offer virtual services?
Yes! In fact, I meet with most of my clients virtually. I use HIPPA compliant software so it’s safe and convenient.
May I bring my partner?
Definitely. There is no additional charge if your parent, partner or spouse wants to join you in your session(s). However, if they are also interested in nutrition counseling for themselves, they will have to register as a patient.
What about groups?
Of course! I’m available to meet with your group or team to discuss single topics of interest or for longer term coaching. Services offered include Workshops, Lunch-and-Learns, and speaking engagements. Popular topics include Food as Medicine, Overcoming the Diet Mentality, and Supplementation: Good or Gimmick? We can craft a presentation or program to your specific group; contact me to get started.
How much does it cost to work with you?
I offer several packages to meet different needs and budgets. Packages start at $385. Please schedule a complimentary discovery call so we can talk about how I can best help you. It’s an informal chat and your first step toward getting where you want to go with your goals.
Do you take insurance?
Not at this time. However, I am able to create a Superbill for you to submit to your insurance company, if you are eligible. I do accept Health Savings Account payments and all major credit cards. Payment plans are also available.