From the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: “Anyone can call themselves a nutritionist, but only a registered dietitian (RD) or registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) has completed multiple layers of education and training established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). In addition to holding a bachelor’s degree, an RD or RDN must fulfill a specially designed, accredited nutrition curriculum, complete an extensive supervised program of practice at a health care facility, foodservice organization or community agency and pass a rigorous registration exam.”
YES! Buffalo Dietitian is a participating provider with Independent Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Univera Healthcare. Insurance coverage will depend on the insurance provider and plan. Many insurers are now covering nutrition therapy in full or partially. We will check on the type of coverage you have for Nutritional Services and whether a doctor referral or copay is needed.
Contact Buffalo Dietitian via work with me page, email email@example.com or call/text Rachel at 716-208-3568. Tell me why you want to meet with a Registered Dietitian. Let me know how you would prefer to be contacted (email/phone/text). From there, I will reach out to you to schedule a nutrition consultation.
During the first session we will discuss health and medical history, nutrition habits, dietary supplements and medication use, exercise habits, lifestyle factors, nutrition and health goals. We will then discuss meal planning, meal and snack ideas.
Most people return for follow-up visits for further education, counseling, accountability and support. Frequency and time between sessions is based upon your personal needs and preferences and will be discussed at your first session.