Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect from my initial consult?


During the initial consult we will discuss current nutrition habits, past medical history, current schedule, discussion of goals and goal setting. We will then schedule a follow up so that we can go over your nutrition plan in detail. After the inital consult you will receive an email outlining the nutrition goals discussed as well as an educational handout(s).




Why do I need follow ups?


A follow up session monitors and evaluates the current nutrition plan. This is vital for the athlete's adherence to the nutrition plan which ultimately leads to the greatest success. If needed, adjustments will be made during these sessions as a result of any change in the athletes schedule, transitional phase of competition (pre-season, in-season, off-season), injury, etc.




What are pre-meal suggestions?


If an athlete is traveling or attending a special event, he/she will have the ability to email me what hotel/restaurant they will be attending at least 3 days in advance so I can analyze the menu and send back meal suggestions that best suit their individual performance goals.




What is evidenced-based nutirition therapy?


Therapy provided based on the best available, current, and valid research evidence, rather than opinion, in order to promote the most effective results.




Why work with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)?


Working one-on-one with a nutrition professional can:

  • Enhance athletic performance of athletes by providing evidence-based fueling strategies
  • Develop customized nutrition strategies to complement annual preparation, competition, and transition (i.e. off-season) plans
  • Evaluate dietary supplements and sport foods for efficacy, safety, and quality
  • Assist athletes in management of body composition
  • Aid in injury prevention/rehabilitation of athletes
  • Optimize recovery time and minimize muscle soreness
  • Provide hydration protocols for athletes




What is the difference between an RDN and a Nutritionist?


Registered Dietitian Nutritionist:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition/Dietetics from an accredited institution
  • Completes 1200 + hours of supervised practice through an accredited internship program
  • Passes the national examination by the Commision on Dietetic Registration
  • Completes 75 CEUs (continuing education units) every 5 years.
  • Protected title
Nutritionist:
  • No formal education requirements
  • No examination or regulated credentialing
  • No CEU requirements
  • Not a protected title (anyone can call themselves a "nutritionist")




What if I'm not an athlete?


That is more than okay! I work to optimize the health of recreationally active individuals, those looking to become active, or those with physically demanding jobs as well. Contact me to set up a free discovery call to briefly discuss your needs.




How long is the Victory Plan and what are the terms?


The Victory Plan is offered as an annual sports nutrition plan in order to guarantee year-round nutritional guidance for the athlete during pre-season, in-season, and off-season. Payments can be taken upfront (at a discounted price) or monthly. Contact me to discuss further details!




What is monthly nutrition education?


Education is an important part of implementing a change. It is crucial to know HOW the change will benefit you and WHY you should change. That is why I offer monthly nutrition education in which a new topic will be discussed during the follow up each month. Topics listed below:

  1. Carbs, Proteins, Fats, and Color
  2. Benefits of fuel timing
  3. Performance vs Pleasure Foods
  4. Snacks for Energy
  5. Snacks for Recovery
  6. Sleep is Key
  7. Hydration Station
  8. Vitamins/Minerals
  9. Success with Supplements
  10. Eating on the Road
  11. Navigating Nutrition Confusion
  12. YOUR CHOICE




What is unlimited RDN access?


Unlimited RDN access is the ability to contact me with any nutrition related questions via phone or email at any time. I will respond as quickly as possible!





tkrippner.rdn@gmail.com

713-391-7797

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