What is a Registered Dietitian?

In a world of fad diets and social media influencers, a Registered Dietitian (RD) should be the one you trust for nutrition advice. Anyone can call themselves a nutritionist, but only a RD has the complete training and education established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. A RD has also passed a rigorous exam and continues to learn the latest nutrition guidelines through continuing education. A RD can be trusted to provide evidenced-based, personalized nutrition recommendations.

Why schedule a session with a Registered Dietitian?

A RD will work with you to set realistic nutrition goals based on your current dietary intake. A dietitian will help you build a healthy, well-rounded plate and can teach skills such as reading a nutrition label, choosing better options while eating out, and listening to hunger and fullness cues. A RD will help you strategize meal planning and grocery shopping. A dietitian can educate you on fueling your body in a healthy way and help you stay accountable for the nutrition goals you set.

There are endless reasons why you may want to meet with a Registered Dietitian, but here are a few common reasons:

  • Managing diabetes, high blood pressure, or other chronic conditions
  • Having a food allergy, intolerance, or sensitivity
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Wanting guidance on a nutrition trend
  • Improving your fitness performance
  • Cooking and recipe ideas
  • Children with picky eating habits

What will the Registered Dietitian address during the session?

  • Current dietary intake, habits, and eating schedule
  • Your food and cooking skills
  • Any challenges you face buying, preparing, or eating foods
  • Nutrition concerns and goals
  • Current state of health
  • Activity level

 

We are not currently accepting dietitian appointments. Please check back. Interested in learning more about your overall health? Check out our Health Coaching Services.

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