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By definition, to nourish means to provide with the food or other substances necessary for growth, health, and good condition. As mothers, we often think of this term in relation to how we care and provide for our children. I find that doing the same for ourselves is...

FAQ

Q1 | What is telenutrition?
Telenutrition (a form of telehealth) provides access to a professional from the convenience of your home (or wherever you decide to have a call).

Q2 | How does telehealth work?
Great question! Telehealth is a convenient way to connect with a professional through a phone or video call. Any information follows strict HIPAA guidelines just as if you were meeting with a professional in person. It’s simply using the tools available today to increase accessibility to licensed professionals.

Q3 | What is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)?
A Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) is a food and nutrition expert who translates the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living and helps individuals make personalized, positive lifestyle changes. The academic and professional requirements to become a RD/RDN include:

  • Earning a baccalaureate degree with coursework approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Coursework typically includes food and nutrition sciences, foodservice systems management, business, economics, computer science, sociology, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology and chemistry.
  • Completing an accredited, supervised internship program at a health care facility, community agency and/or foodservice corporation
  • Passing a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
  • Completing continuing professional education credits needed to maintain registration

Q4 | How does a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist differ from a nutritionist?
Unlike dietitians, the nutritionist profession is much less protected under the law. 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.

Q5 | What is a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC)?
A Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) is a professional in lactation counseling who has demonstrated the necessary skills, knowledge, and attitudes to provide breastfeeding counseling and management support to families who are thinking about breastfeeding or who have questions or problems during the course of breastfeeding/lactation. Lactation Counselors are certified through the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice (ALPP) and are often licensed health professionals.

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