Dietitian, Nutrition and Coaching Services located in Mesa, Arizona and servicing all surrounding areas. Also providing telehealth services to those outside of the east valley in Arizona and within the states of New Mexico, Colorado, California, Michigan and Virginia.
We tailor your plan to fit your personal goals. Your individualized plan will include lifestyle modifications including nutrition plan and education on sleep, hydration, stress management and physical activity.
We work to personalize your renal diet based on the stage of your kidney disease and lab values. It can be very overwhelming to know what foods to eat and not to eat when faced with chronic kidney disase. We will assist in reducing stress and fear of further kidney damage by ensuring that you are given the education and tools to be successful.
We provide comprehensive nutrition services to support you before, during and after bariatric surgery. We specialize in developing tailored nutrition plans for efficient and successful weight loss and maintenance outcomes.
We provide quality diabetes education that not only includes healthy eating and lifestyle modifications but also a deep dive in medications, lab values and goals, and understanding diabetes related complications.
We specialize in helping those affected by heart disease including hypertension, abnormal cholesterol and triglycerides as well as decreasing risk of atherosclerosis which can lead to heart attack and stroke. We are dedicated to providing our clients with state-of-the-art dietary and lifestyle advice tailored to their individual needs.
Diabetes Prevention Program
We are an accredited national diabetes prevention program utilizing the CDC's Prevent T2 curriculum. This is a year long series including 6 months of weekly group meetings followed by monthly support. The goal is to reduce your risk of diabetes by lower your A1c, losing 5-7% of your weight, and increasing physical activity to minimum of 150 minutes per week.
Aside from the above areas of health focus, we can also work with nutritional counseling on just building a healthier plate for optimal health and increase quality of life. We can also assist individuals that may be battling undernutrition or failure to thrive, anemia, vitamin deficiencies, foods that improve mental health, and improving hydration to reduce fatigue, headaches, and dry skin.
What is the difference between a Dietitian and a Nutritionist?
Distinguishing the Difference Between a Dietitian vs Nutritionist
Many people mistakenly use the terms “dietitian” and “nutritionist” interchangeably. Although these two professions are undoubtedly related, they maintain distinctive qualities. The biggest difference between dietitians and nutritionists lies in the legal restrictions that each title carries. Only nutritionists that become registered with Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) may legally declare themselves as dietitians or more precisely, registered dietitians (RDs).
Unlike dietitians, the nutritionist profession is much less protected under the law. In fact, nutritionists that do not intend to use the titles of “dietitian” or “registered dietitian” are often free from government regulation. Some states may require nutritionists to obtain an occupational license from a Board of Nutrition, while other states allow individuals to practice as nutritionists without any previous education, training or work experience.
Education Difference between Dietitians and Nutritionists
According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, registered dietitians are required to complete a formal education program that results in at least a baccalaureate degree. This program must be approved by the Dietetics’ Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and include a practical component performed in a career-related site.
Although some nutritionists may not need any educational background to practice in their state, they will likely need to complete some formal coursework in nutrition-related subjects to qualify for employment. Nutritionists that seek the certified nutrition specialist (CNS) credential are required to complete a baccalaureate or advanced nutritionist degree in a nutrition discipline to qualify for the certification examination.
Credentials for Dietitians and Nutritionists
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers dietitians the opportunity to earn the registered dietitian (RD) credential. To become a RD, dietitians must: complete a baccalaureate degree from an ACEND-approved program; complete an ACEND-approved supervised clinical program; successfully pass the CDR registration examination; complete continuing professional education credits needed to maintain registration.
The Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists (CBNS) offers nutritionists the opportunity to earn the certified nutrition specialist (CNS) credential. To become a CNS, nutritionists must: complete a master’s or doctoral degree in a field-related discipline; complete 1,000 hours of supervised practical experience; successfully pass the CBNS certification examination; complete continuing professional education needed to maintain certification.