Frequently

Asked Questions

What is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)?

EVERY REGISTERED DIETITIAN IS A NUTRITIONIST

NOT EVERY NUTRITIONIST IS A REGISTERED DIETITIAN

A registered dietitian nutrition (RDN) is a food and nutrition expert who has met the following criteria to earn this credential:

  • 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.

  • Completed continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration.

Will my health insurance cover your services?

Currently, I participate in Cigna Health Insurance plans. Coverage for medical nutrition therapy varies per each individual’s health plan and can be contingent on several factors. A physician’s referral is required and coverage will be verified. For “out of network” insurance plans, I will provide a Superbill which may be submitted for potential reimbursement.

Want to learn more?

Please reach out to schedule a free 15-minute initial phone consultation.  I look forward to getting to know you.