Frequently Asked Questions

What is evidenced-based nutirition therapy?

Evidence-based nutrition therapy means that the nutrition interventions and recommendations given to you are based on the best available, current, and valid research evidence, rather than opinion, in order to promote the most effective results possible.

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 Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • Completes 75 CEUs (continuing education units) every 5 years.
  • Protected title
  • No formal education requirements
  • No examination or regulated credentialing
  • No CEU requirements
  • Not a protected title (anyone can call themselves a "nutritionist")

Why is nutrition education included in all programs?

Education is an important part of implementing a long-lasting change! It's hard to adjust your lifestyle if you don't necessarily know HOW the change will benefit you and WHY you should do it in the first place. I not only want to help you achieve your personalized goals but to also provide you with deeper insight as to why you are making certain changes (: