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What is a the difference between a Dietitian and nutritionist?
The difference between a nutritionist and dietitian lies in the schooling, training, and certification requirements. Anyone, even someone with no formal training can call themselves a 'nutritionist' because the term is not regulated. The title Registered Dietitian requires a minimum 4-year degree from an accredited college, a 1,200-hour internship, passing a comprehensive exam, and completing ongoing education.
Will my health insurance cover nutrition services?
At this time The Tasty Balance Dietitian does not take insurance.
What forms of payment does The Tasty Balance Dietitian take?
At the time of scheduling your appointment credit card will be processed through a secure site.
What is a non-diet approach?
It may seem counterintuitive that a DIETitian is using a non-diet approach but there are two definitions to the word diet. 1. food and drink regularly provided or consumed and 2. restrict oneself to small amounts or special kinds of food in order to lose weight. It is the second definition that a non-diet approach is referring to. A non-diet approach removes that emphasis and pressure to eat for weight loss. Instead, it embraces the Health At Every Size® paradigm, intuitive eating, and mindfulness.
Will I lose weight?
You may, you may not. My approach is to not make weight loss the end goal. Instead, my focus is on how you can learn to trust your body to improve your health and that doesn't always mean weight loss. It does mean getting off the diet roller-coaster and instead learning to give your body the nutrients that it needs to thrive.
What can I expect from your services?
You can expect to develop a relationship with a professional you can trust. This is especially important with all the unreliable nutrition information and diet culture noise. If you choose an in-person session or via telehealth, you can expect an initial assessment session- this is a time for me to get to know you and learn about what you are hoping to accomplish. How many sessions you choose to book is dependent on you but to get the most out of these services follow up sessions, a cooking class, or an accountability package is recommended. To learn more contact me to set up a free 15 minute phone call.
What is telehealth?
Telehealth is a service I offer that you can utilize from the comfort of your own home! This includes options for a video based or interactive app. Telehealth appointments can increase flexibility and opportunities for support even if you don't live in Kansas City.
Where are you located?
I am located in the Brookside neighborhood of Kansas City, Missouri at 6155 Oak St. Suite C.