Why choose a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)?
Finding credible nutrition advice can be really challenging. There’s tons of information out there and sifting through what’s real and what’s not is quite the task. While anyone can call themselves nutritionists, Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs or RDs) have completed years of education and ongoing professional training which includes an intensive year of fieldwork similar to a Doctor’s residency. We are licensed by Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics and credentialed by the New York State Department of Education. As Registered Dietitians, we consider ourselves to be qualified experts in our field, allowing us to help our clients cut through the misinformation and provide streamlined, individualized and science based nutrition care.
What is the difference between a RDN, Nutritionist, and Health Coach?
Like we mentioned above, an RDN has not just completed years or education, but is also licensed by the academy and often times credentialed by their state. Anyone can call themselves a nutritionist. Some may have years of schooling and a masters in science while others may just be enthusiasts. Because we believe that nutrition is an important part of health care, we also think it’s important to understand whose hands you’re putting your health in.
How can nutrition counseling help me?
Anyone can benefit from nutrition counseling really. From wanting to understand food labels to treating chronic or acute clinical illnesses, we are professionally trained to help our clients improve their health, their relationship to their food choices, bodies and minds. We take a whole health, non-diet approach to your overall wellness.
What can I expect in our initial session and follow up sessions?
During our initial session we will do a robust intake of your health, going over your health history, family history, diet. We like to take a detailed picture of what the state of your health is with regard to your nutrition and target areas that we can address. From there we come up with a detailed plan in order to address your areas of concern and help you achieve your intended goals related to health and wellness. Our follow up sessions will be used to check in, address any areas of concern or barriers to success. We are here to provide help, guidance, and support in making nutrition and lifestyle changes.
What other services do you provide?
We provide a few other services that we feel go hand in hand with health and nutrition including customized nutrition packages focusing of specific areas of health and wellness including cooking lessons, pantry makeovers, supermarket tours, and personal training. Learn more here.
What payment forms do you accept?
We accept payment via cash, credit, paypal, HSAs, and checks. Payment plans may be available for certain packages. Please inquire about our services and pricing details.
Do you accept health insurance?
This is something we are working on, however do not offer at this time. We are happy to fill out a super bill in order for your to be reimbursed by your insurance company directly.
What is your cancellation policy?
Please understand that our time is very much in demand; we set aside a time especially for you and do not overbook. Two business days or 48 hours cancellation notice is required prior to all one hour counseling sessions. We require 24 hours notice on all half hour sessions. Failure to show will result in $50.00 cancellation fee.
What is your specialty?
While we’re equipped to handle most nutrition care clients, we specialize in gut health, kids nutrition, and women’s health. We strive to take a very holistic, food first, non-diet approach to our client’s health and wellness.