what can a dietitian do for you?
A dietitian is someone who has completed an accredited bachelor’s degree program, a 1200-hour internship, and passed a national exam covering nearly anything one might imagine about food. This is everything from nutrition research, food service, food science, nutrition as medicine, nutrition and disease, and counseling. Being a registered dietitian (RD/RDN) is a legally protected title because of the education requirements and continued education for practitioners. The title of nutritionist, or health coach, or nutrition coach are titles that absolutely anyone can use whether they have completed an online certification or not. With all of this being said, a dietitian is an excellent resource if you need help with any aspect of food and want to work with a science-based and sensibly knowledgeable professional. This would be beneficial if you were looking for help in managing diabetes, wanting to lose weight, trying to gain weight, live a healthier lifestyle, or help guiding you in any aspect of life that involves the food that you eat.
If that sounds great to you or I have piqued your interest in the slightest, what might be the next step? You could work with me, or at least reach out for more information! What makes working with me different than another dietitian is that I am a self-proclaimed foodie that has found her way to nutrition. I grew up loving all things food network, cooking, and eating. Even in my young teen years I would seek out various restaurants I wanted to try when going on vacation with my family. I have been cooking for family and friends for as long as I can remember. I am also not one to discriminate against any types of food I enjoy everything from fast food, to various international cuisine, to high end restaurants. I know the importance of having balance in life and still being able to reasonably enjoy the comforts and culture of eating. I am available for individual counseling to help you in finding your own personal goals and crossing the barriers together to reach them. I can be your person of support through meetings, personal messaging, grocery store tours, and so much more. If you feel like you are ready to make the next step to a personal, sustainable, lifelong change individualized to your needs then what are you waiting for? Send me a message and let's set up a phone call today!