Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Registered Dietitian?

The Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) is a food and nutrition expert who has met strict academic and professional requirements and is certified by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). 

Is there a difference between a Registered Dietitian and a Nutritionist?

Anyone can call themselves a nutritionist, but only and Registered Dietitian (RD) or RDN has completed multiple layers of education and training established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. In addition to a four-year degree, completion of an extensive supervised program of practice, passing a rigorous registration exam and maintain continuing education credits; many RDNs hold a graduate degree and certifications in specialized fields such as pediatrics, renal or oncology to name a few.

The definition and requirements for the term “nutritionist” vary, also some states have licensure laws that define the range of practice for “nutritionist” and other states allows them to practice without any previous education, training or work experience.  

What should I expect during these visits?

In your first consultation with your Dietitian you can expect to have an in-depth discussion of your medical, social and family history, previous diets and their outcomes, define goals and expectations. Your Dietitian will help develop strategies to accomplish those goals. In subsequent visits, you will review and discuss with your dietitian accomplishments and well as challenges since your last visit and redesign some of the original strategies developed for you. Your dietitian will be assisting you throughout the way to help you achieve your goals for a better health.

Will my Insurance cover my visit?

Your policy determines whether your diagnosis is covered under your plan.  Not all insurances cover all conditions.  We will be happy to help you determine your coverage guidelines and if you are not covered, we offer reasonable self-pay options.  We will also provide you with a receipt that you may submit to your insurance company for potential reimbursement.

Can I use your services if I live out of state?

Yes, Our Nutrition Team is also available and ready to help you with convenient Telehealth Nutrition Consultation in the comfort of your home.   

Do You Give Supplements?

We do not sell supplements, but we will evaluate your diet and medical condition and advise you if supplements are recommended.

How do I book an appointment?

Click on the Book an Appointment tab, there you will be able to select the time and date you prefer for this visit. Follow easy steps to make your appointment.  

Why should we use your consulting firm rather than a staff RDN?

With our team, you are not getting one RDN you are getting an entire team of expects to assist you. 

In addition, the overall cost of hiring someone for your organization is comparably high to paying for a consulting company.  Additionally, we offer your organization independent, objective, flexible professionals resolving and improving your operation.  

Can your company help us reduce our food costs?

Our team can evaluate your foodservice operation and provide education for your food service team, help you analyze food service department cost leaks, choose an appropriate vendor and/or GPO, assist with choosing and implementing internal controls such as menus, recipes and production schedules. We have helped our clients save thousands of dollars!

Can you help in improving dining programs for patients and customers?

Our Food Management Experts can help you identify opportunities to re-design the dining experience for all your customers. Working with your food management team, we can develop innovative  and wellness inspired menu options, plus create the tools and resources necessary to achieve your desired financial goals.  

Does your company assist with sanitation/food safety issues?

More now than ever food sanitation and safety are vital for any food service operation.  Our team of experts have extensive experience and training in food safety and sanitation and will provide expert guidance and training for your food and nutrition services team.   We will assess compliance to state and federal food service laws and regulations, plus develop customized resources to meet your needs and improve operations overall.

Do You provide staff education or training ?

Our team can provide in-services in a variety of topics based on needs or client request. These can be included as part of the basic service or can be presented as a separate proposal if desired.

Can you provide leadership support during a transitional period?

Absolutely, our team can provide interim support while you select a permanent leader for your foodservice operation. 

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