1. You are a registered dietitian nutritionist (RD or RDN); what is the difference between a registered dietitian nutritionist and a nutritionist?
Completed a minimum of a bachelor’s degree at a US regionally accredited university or college and course work accredited or approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Completed an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program at a health-care facility, community agency, or a foodservice corporation or combined with undergraduate or graduate studies. Typically, a practice program will run six to 12 months in length.
Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). For more information regarding the examination, refer to CDR’s website at www.cdrnet.org.
Completed continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration.
Information obtained from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
A nutritionist has no actual credential or schooling. You can call yourself a nutritionist if you like nutrition or read a lot about nutrition.
2. Do you take insurance?
We do not take insurance but some insurance companies will directly reimburse you for working with a registered dietitian. Call your insurance company and ask if they cover dietitian services. Some will cover a certain percentage and some will offer full coverage. If your insurance company offers any type of coverage, we can provide with you with a Super Bill. You will send the Super Bill to your insurance company and the will reimburse you directly.
3. Do I always have to come into the office to meet with you?
Absolutely not! We are located in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. If you are too far to come into the office we offer appointments over the phone, Skype, FaceTime, etc! We have clients from London to Los Angeles so there is no such thing as being too far away to meet with us!
4. I have tried every diet in the book, why would your nutrition services work for me?
That is exactly it…you have tried every DIET in the book—we hate dieting. Dieting is not the answer to meeting all of your health and wellness goals. Dietitians of Palm Valley base their practice off of teaching others how to easily make healthy lifestyle changes.