Frequently Asked Questions
We love getting good questions from potential clients: it tells us that you’re someone who is thoughtful, savvy and ready to invest in yourself.
Below are some of the most common questions we get from women deciding that they’re ready to work with us. If there is anything else that we can talk through with you, please reach out!
What is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)?
A registered dietitian nutritionist, also known just as a registered dietitian (RD) is a nutrition expert for people and their families. They advise on necessary nutrition while managing diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and other chronic health conditions.
Dietitians must complete a bachelor’s degree or higher (Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science is common), take courses such as chemistry, biology, foodservice and counseling. They must have supervised clinical training over ten to twelve months before passing comprehensive board exams.
Where is your office?
Our office is located in Linwood, New Jersey. We offer nutrition counseling and coaching services in person and virtually.
Vitality Nutrition and Wellness
2000 Shore Rd Suite 104
Linwood, NJ 08221
What makes Vitality Nutrition different?
We offer personalized nutrition plans. We offer testing to help identify root causes and we offer the best nutraceuticals that give results to our clients.
Do you offer virtual appointments?
Do you accept insurance?
We do! Everyone’s health insurance plan is unique, as is what is covered for nutrition counseling. We kindly ask that you give your insurance company a call to make sure nutrition counseling is covered. When calling your insurance company be sure to ask how many visits you get for the year.
What insurances does Vitality take?
Vitality accepts most insurance plans: Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, AmeriHealth, UnitedHealthCare, Cigna, and Aetna. Vitality also accepts Medicare, however Medicare has strict guidelines for coverage. You must have diabetes or renal disease and you will need a referral.
What is a first session like?
During our first session together we will get to know each other and delve into what you really want for your healthy future. We’ll explore your obstacles that have held you back so far and make a personalized plan to conquer them, together.
During our first session together, we will investigate your usual eating habits, your food preferences, stress management and other lifestyle factors that might be slowing your progress.
You’ll leave our first meeting with confidence because you’ll know exactly what steps you’ll be taking between then and our next appointment together.
Initial meetings are typically ninety minutes.
How can I ask questions between appointments?
We use a secure healthcare platform called Healthie that you can use to ask questions, privately, via the chat function. If you’re asking a simple question, we’ll be able to respond quickly. If your question requires a more thorough answer, we will schedule a call to discuss it.
Can you help with cooking skills?
Yes! It is so important to be able to translate healthy eating recommendations into your real life. Many of our clients didn’t feel comfortable in the kitchen before working with us, which is why we offer cooking classes.
Who else do you help?
While our focus is helping women to achieve their optimal wellness, vitality, weight loss and digestive health, we are also well equipped to provide excellent nutrition counseling to:
- Lactating mothers
- People with autoimmune conditions
Do you work with clients with disordered eating?
While we’re happy to help all clients to make progress to improve their relationship with food and eating, we would choose to refer you to a specialist if you have a diagnosis of disordered eating. This might include anorexia or bulimia.