What is a Registered Dietitian and isn't that a nutritionist?
A dietitian is a food and nutrition expert who applies the science of nutrition into practical solutions. A dietitian has graduated from an accredited university with a minimum of a bachelor's degree; completed a highly competitive, accredited internship; passed a national accredited exam; and must maintain active registration through continuing education. While all dietitians are nutritionists, not all nutritionists are dietitians. Registered Dietitian is a legal credential with national standards, while there are no required guidelines as a nutritionist. A dietitian uses evidence based, scientific medical nutrition therapy to meet your health and nutrition needs.
Do I need a referral?
No, you do not need a referral to see a dietitian at Emily Eats Nutrition.
How many sessions will I need?
Individual nutrition therapy has no defined length of treatment. The frequency and number of sessions for you will depend on many factors. While a few clients may only require the one initial session and three follow ups, most are benefitted by more follow ups to assess, adjust, and further implement the nutrition plan.
Do you take insurance?
At this time I do not contract with health insurance. However, I will provide you with a detailed invoice (aka superbill) for you to submit to insurance if you choose. Under the No Surprises Act you have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate explaining how much your nutritional care will cost.
Are there any specific populations you do NOT consult?
I do not specialize in eating disorders, disordered eating, or weight loss surgeries. There are many fantastic dietitians who specialize solely in these areas who I will be happy to refer you to.