Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Registered Dietitan?

A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN) is a healthcare professional that specializes in food and and nutrition. Anyone can label themselves a nutritionist, but only a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN) has met the academic and professional requirements set forth by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). The RD/RDN credential is the only license accepted professionally to practice Medical Nutrition Therapy.​

Our SmartEater Dietitians are Registered Dietitians with different specialties. Please click here to read the "Top 10 Reasons to see an RD/RDN" as suggested by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Is it expensive to see a SmartEater Dietitian?

Seeing a SmartEater Dietitian can be affordable. We accept most insurances including Medicare, major local HMO/IPAs and most PPOs. Find out if your insurance covers your visit here.

What is Medical Nutrition Therapy?

Medical Nutrition Therapy is a nutrition-focused therapeutic approach for the treatment of health conditions. Medical Nutrition Therapy is also a prerequisite for bariatric candidates to ensure surgery safety, readiness, and success.​

What can I expect at an initial consultation?

At an initial consultation you can expect: 1) A review of your medical and nutrition history. 2) Realistic nutrition goals set by you and the RD. 3) Evidence-based strategies to help you reach these goals. 4) Methods to measure progress.

What health conditions do SmartEater Dietitans treat?

We treat for (but are not limited to):

  • Diabetes (Types I & II)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Weight Management
  • Hypertension
  • Vegetarian/Vegan Diets
  • Pregnancy/Post-partum Nutrition
  • Breastfeeding and Lactation
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Geriatrics/Senior Nutrition
  • Disease Prevention/Lifestyle Modification
For a more extensive list of our services, please click here.