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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
  • 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
  • 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
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