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:
What health conditions do SmartEater Dietitans treat?
We treat for (but are not limited to):
Diabetes (Types I & II)
Breastfeeding and Lactation
Disease Prevention/Lifestyle Modification