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What is a Registered Dietitian (RD)/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)?

Registered Dietitians and Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are food and nutrition experts who are leaders in the field of nutrition and have met the minimum academic and professional requirements to quality for credentials of an “RD” or “RDN”.

How is an RD/RDN different than a nutritionist?
The “RD” credential is a legally protected title that can only be used by practitioners who are authorized by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Some RDs may call themselves “nutritionists,” but not all nutritionists are registered dietitians. The definition and requirements for the term “nutritionist” vary. Some states have licensure laws that define the range of practice for someone using the designation “nutritionist,” but in other states, virtually anyone can call him- or herself a “nutritionist” regardless of education or training.

Individuals with the RD credential have fulfilled specific requirements, including having earned at least a bachelor’s degree (about half of RDs hold advanced degrees), completed a supervised practice program and passed a registration examination — in addition to maintaining continuing education requirements for recertification.
This question and answer is supplied from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Website:

What is the cost of your sessions?

The cost of a visit depends on whether or not you have insurance coverage and what your insurance plan covers.  If you do have insurance, you can check your cost of an appointment by clicking here.  Most clients don't pay anything out-of-pocket for their appointment!  Reimbursement rates vary depending on your insurance company. 

If you do not have insurance coverage, the cost for my sessions are $150 for a 60-minute initial consultation and $75 for a 30-minute follow-up session.  You can easily schedule a self-pay appointment by clicking here.  You will be charged in full for any appointments missed or not cancelled within 24-hours prior to appointment.  This helps to ensure that clients on the waiting list can make an appointment and allows me to continuing offering the highest level of care.   


Where is your office location?

My main office is located in Gainesville, Georgia.  I am flexible to meet your appointment needs anywhere in the United States by using chat platforms over video conference (Zoom), phone or through email.   

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