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?

We do!

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.

Questions about your healthcare Payment responsibility?

Let’s face it – healthcare can be confusing.  There are many different terms that make it difficult to understand what is covered by your insurance and what you are responsible to pay. Below are four common healthcare terms.

  • Deductible – The amount you pay for covered healthcare services before your insurance plan starts to pay. With a $2,000 deductible, for example, you pay the first $2000 of covered services yourself.  
  • Co-Payment – A fixed amount ($20 for example) you pay for a covered healthcare service after you’ve paid your deductible. Let’s say your health insurance plan’s allowable cost for an office visit is $100 and your co – payment is $20. *If you’ve paid your deductible: You pay $20. *If you have not met your deductible: You pay $100, the full allowable amount for the visit 
  • Coinsurance – The percentage of costs of a covered health care service you pay (20%, for example) after you’ve paid your deductible. Let’s say your health insurance plan’s allowed amount for an office visit is $100 and your coinsurance is 20%. *If you’ve paid your deductible: You pay 20% of $100, or $20. The insurance company pays the rest. *If you haven’t met your deductible: You pay the full amount, $100. 
  • Out-of-Pocket/ Limit- The most you have to pay for covered services in a plan year.  After you spend this amount on deductibles, copayments and coinsurance, your health plan pays 100% of the costs of covered benefits. The out-of-pocket limit doesn’t include your monthly premiums.  It also doesn’t include anything our spend for services your plan doesn’t cover. 

What insurances does Vitality take?

Vitality accepts most insurance plans: Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, AmeriHealth, UnitedHealthCare, Cigna, and Aetna. 

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:

  • Men
  • Lactating mothers
  • Children
  • 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.