Frequently Asked Questions
With so much nutrition information available online, is working with the Party RD worth the investment?
Everything you learn from the Party RD is written by a registered dietitian (RD).
RD's are the food and nutrition experts who can translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living and has met academic and professional requirements to qualify for the credential "RD." You can feel confident that the tailored information you receive from the Party RD is legitimate, science-based, and best practice for your health goals. Plus, the Party RD puts a fun spin on nutrition recommendations to help you keep living your most enjoyable life.
What makes working with a dietitian different than working with a nutritionist?
"Registered dietitian" is a regulated title; a "nutritionist" is not. All registered dietitians can be a nutritionist, but not all nutritionists are registered dietitians. An RD is a food and nutrition expert who has met academic and professional requirements including a bachelor’s degree with course work approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), completion of an accredited, supervised practice program, and passed a national exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Every five years, dietitians complete over 50 hours of continuing education to stay up to date on scientific-evidence based practice.
When and where does The Party RD see clients?
The Party RD sees clients in an online setting via a virtual HIPPA-compliant app, Healthie and HIPPA-secure video Doximity. Online sessions are more convenient than driving to an in-site person appointment. This is just another way that we help you keep your active, busy, full, on-the-go lifestyle going. Less drive time= more fun time. The Party RD is based in Milwaukee, WI but can see patients in several states. Contact me to find out if you're in one of them!
Late afternoon and evening appointments are available Monday-Thursday. After you have purchased your sessions, you can use the online scheduler to schedule your first appointment.
What should I expect during our first visit?
During your first 1:on:1 visit, we will talk about your health goals and get you started right away on working towards them. Together we'll set short term and long term goals. You will receive a customized nutrition plan including calorie and protein goal plus all of the supportive handouts from our conversations. Because your phone and computer are at your fingertips- the Party RD will be too! You will also receive complimentary unlimited messaging as long as you are an active client.
How often would we meet?
The frequency of your visits with the Party RD depends on how intensely you would like to work on your goals. The different programs range from two to four times per month and are grouped as a 3- or 6-month programs. The more often you meet with the Party RD, the more likely you will achieve your health and lifestyle goals. It is unlikely that you'll see lasting results with one or two visit alone, which is why I only offer programs. We can talk more about which level of ongoing-care is right for you during your initial consultation and/or your complimentary discovery phone call.
Does insurance cover my nutrition appointments?
Insurance will not cover your purchase of online courses from the Party RD, but it might covered our one-on-one virtual visits of nutrition education, nutrition counseling, or medical nutrition therapy based on your insurance plan. Because you pay for your nutrition visits before scheduling your appointment, you can submit a SuperBill to your insurance for reimbursement. A SuperBill is a form or invoice that itemizes and describes all the services and fees that you have accrued. Ask your insurance company by calling the 800 number on the back of your card.
How do I book an appointment?
You can book your own appointments using the online scheduler after you've chosen a program. You are welcome to schedule either a complimentary 30-minute discovery phone call or purchase your initial consult to get the link to schedule the full 60-minute appointment right away.
I'm not sure I'm ready to jump into an appointment yet. How else can the Party RD help me?
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