Frequently Asked Questions
Will I be weighed or measured?
Most patients will not be weighed or measured unless these measurements will be helpful to achieving health or performance goals. Weighing and measuring will only be performed with consent from the patient and only when deemed necessary or beneficial.
Do you provide meal-planning services?
Momentum thrives on creating relationships with clients that support a healthy relationship with food and body, while minimizing reliance on numbers and data. Certainly a “meal plan” may be a component of the overall fueling-life plan, however if a patient desires a full-scale weekly meal plan, we recommend on-line meal planning services.
Why see a Registered Dietitian vs Nutritionist?
A registered dietitian (RD) is a professional who provides nutrition education from evidence-based research to separate facts from fads and translate the lastest scientific findings into easy-to-understand concepts. Dietitians are skilled at integrating the disciplines of behavior modification and nutrition science to help an individual create lasting change.
The initials "RD" after a person's name signify that he or she has completed academic and experience requirements established by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the credentialing agency for the American Dietetic Association.
To achieve and maintain registration, dietitians must successfully pass a national credentialing exam and accrue a specified number of continuing professional education units every five years.
In many states, the title "Nutritionist" does not indicate that a person is registered with the CDR or that he or she has a formal education in nutrition, a reason to entrust your nutritional wellbeing only to an RD.