Initial Nutrition Evaluation
Nutritional Counseling Follow-Up
I offer both in office visits (for Salt Lake City area) and phone/zoom meeting consultations (for those who are out of area)
During the initial nutrition evaluation I will assess typical dietary patterns, eating disorder or disordered eating history and patterns, weight history, ability to connect with or identify intuitive eating signals (such as hunger, satiety,etc), medical history and any recent lab work, and any special diets followed. From the initial evaluation I will create a nutrition treatment plan that will be 100% tailored to your individual needs and is the game plan to help normalize your eating, restore health, and make peace with ALL food.
At nutritional counseling follow-up sessions we will set goals to help normalize your eating patterns. We will discuss how you are doing with your goals, such as following the meal plan, or adding in variety, etc. Nutrition education will also be provided.
Please note I do not work directly with insurance, but I can provide you with a superbill for you to submit to your insurance for reimbursement. Please call your insurance to see if you have coverage for out of network nutrition sessions.
Why see a Registered Dietitian
Why is a Dietitian part of a Team of Providers Treating Eating Disorders
Registered Dietitians (RD) have not only a background in science such as biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and physiology, but we also have education on how the body processes nutrients of all types. We are uniquely educated to create meal plans, nutrition requirements, and have the knowledge to help people achieve lasting changes regarding physical health and repairing an individuals relationship with food.
Eating disorders are best treated with a team approach. This typically consists of an MD and/or psychiatrist, an eating disorder specialized psychologist/therapist, and an eating disorder specialized dietitian. Part of the dietitians role is to help normalize eating patterns; decrease, challenge and eliminate binge eating and/or purging patterns; make sure the body is appropriately fueled for metabolic needs; monitor weight and restore weight if needed; make peace with food; and learn to have a healthy and holistic relationship with food.