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Frequently Asked Questions
No, but if your insurance company covers nutrition counseling we can help provide paperwork you need to submit a claim. You will be responsible for paying Sustainable Diets directly. Insurance companies vary, some cover the cost of nutrition counseling, however many do not. Your first step is to call your insurance company and ask if they pay for “medical nutrition therapy” for your particular situation. A letter from your doctor referring you to a dietitian, with your stated diagnosis, may help obtain coverage.
A Registered Dietitian (RD) is a health professional specializing in nutrition and food. A high school graduate that has taken a nutrition course can legally call themself a “nutritionist”. But only those who go through an accredited university based program of advanced nutrition study (four year program and 1 year of supervised clinical training) can call themselves “registered dietitian”. RDs must successfully pass a rigorous National Registration Exam and engage in an ongoing continuing education program to retain their RD certification. The term “registered dietitian” carries with it a legal identity and guarantee of a person that has had proper nutrition training.
To truly understand the complex science of nutrition and to help you reach your health goals you are best served by a registered dietitian or nutritionist that has received academic training in biochemistry, metabolism, physiology, medical nutrition, foods, and current research on diet and nutrition. To analyze your situation and your health issues you want to find someone that has a very deep understanding of nutrition and health science.
Make sure you check the credentials of your nutrition counselor!
Have they gotten their degree from a one-year online program or did they become a nutritionist through “self-study”? Or did they receive thorough training in an accredited nutrition program from a university? There is a big difference in credentials, qualifications, and ability between the two.
Call our office at 801-831-6967 or email us at info@SustainableDiets.com.
Yes we offer phone consultations after the initial consult. The initial consult is an “in person” session that includes an assessment and a clinical nutrition exam.
Yes, however each person will need to go through the 75 minute initial consult. So the couple will need to schedule two initial consults and pay the fee for two consults. After the assessment the couple can come together for follow up sessions.
Not at this time. We see adults and teenagers 16 years or older.
Counseling appointment hours are: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10AM-6PM. If you have a special need we can often work with your schedule.