Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Registered Dietitian?
Registered Dietitians (RD)* or Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN)* are food and nutrition experts who have completed the minimum of a Baccalaureate degree granted by a US regionally accredited college or university, or foreign equivalent; met current minimum academic requirements (Didactic Program in Dietetics) as approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND); completed a supervised practice program (1200+ hours) accredited by ACEND; and successfully completed the Registration Examination for Dietitians. Registered Dietitians must complete continuing education to maintain their license.
What does a nutrition session include?
During our initial assessment, I will gather information about your history, including medical history, and review your past and current food and physical activity habits. Together, we will work together to create a balanced plan that is based on your goals, values, and lifestyle. We will also work together to determine the timing and frequency of follow up sessions. Follow up sessions are used to explore progress since the initial session. During that time, we will focus on the goals and plan we developed, and I will offer support and strategies to continue to work towards your goals. Please remember that changing your lifestyle takes time.
What forms of payment does Moon Nutrition Therapy take?
Clients are required to provide a credit card that will be securely kept on file. Full payment is due in advance or at the time of all appointments. Cash, check, credit, Venmo, and HSA cards are accepted. I do offer payment plans for advanced session purchases. Our office does not accept insurance or file insurance claims at this time. Upon request, an itemized superbill will be provided so that you may seek reimbursement from your insurance company. Please contact your insurance company directly prior to your appointment to determine whether or not you will receive reimbursement for any of your appointments.
What if I need to cancel my appointment?
Your appointment is for you. If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, giving advanced notice (48 hours or more) allows for scheduling another client. If for any reason you are not able to attend your scheduled appontment, the policy is to charge the full appointment fee. Moon Nutrition Therapy requires 48 hours (two full business days) notice to cancel or reschedule appointments.
I need more information. Can I call you before setting up an appointment?
I offer a 15 minute complimentary phone call so we can get to know each other, and I can answer any questions you have about nutrition counseling. Please leave a message in my confidential voicemail, and I will return your call at my earliest convenience. I look forward to hearing from you.
What is a CEDRD?
A CEDRD is a Certified Eating Disordered Registered Dietitian. As the rate of those affected by eating disorders continues to grow, a greater need for qualified, knowledgeable treatment providers in the field exists. IAEDP (International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals) offers an advanced Certification Program to promote standards of excellence within the field of eating disorders. It is IAEDP's mission to promote excellence in competency assessment for professionals in the eating disorders field through offering a rigorous set of criteria for the evaluation of education, training, knowledge and experience. A Registered Dietitian who is a CEDRD is an experienced nutrition therapist who has met rigorous educational and skill requirements, has accumulated a minimum number of hours of qualifying work experience, has made a commitment to stay abreast of current developments in the field through continuing education, and has agreed to comply with the Association's Ethical Principles. Certification is evidence that both the professional and IAEDP are diligent in seeking advancement in training, education, research and competency in addressing the complexities involved in the treatment of eating disorders.