What’s the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist?

Dietitians are required to have a bachelors degree with curriculum centered on food and nutrition counseling; complete an accredited, supervised practice program (like a residency for a medical doctor); and pass a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Registered dietitians can hold the letters R.D. (registered dietitian) or R.D.N. (registered dietitian nutritionist) after their names. Someone who is listed only as a “nutritionist” may not have the extensive background and training in nutrition counseling and health.


How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?

Because each person has different issues and goals for nutrition counseling, it will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs, and am always looking for input from YOU on what works well (and what doesn’t!).

How fast will I see results?

Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time nutrition counseling can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek counseling in the first place. That being said, you will start to notice small changes as a result of our nutrition sessions, which will contribute to your overall goals.

I want to get the most out of our nutrition sessions. What can I do to help?

I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success!

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