Frequently Asked Questions


What is a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist? 

A Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist (RDN) is a true nutrition expert who has met academic and professional requirements including:

  • Earning at least a bachelor's degree with advanced course work in biochemistry, microbiology, psychology, and medical nutrition therapy. 

  • Completing an accredited, supervised practice program in a health care facility such as a hospital. 

  • Passing a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

  • Fulfilling continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration.

  • Meeting states' standards to obtain a license to provide medical nutrition therapy (licensure laws vary by state).

How does an RDN differ from a "Nutritionist?"

"Nutritionist" is not a legally protected title in most states... anyone can style themselves a "nutritionist" without having earned the rigorous academic credentials, undergone the training, or having met the professional registration standards that RDNs must have.

Where are you located?

The office is located in downtown Silver Spring, MD and is accessible by bus (the free "VANGO") and walking distance to the Silver Spring metro station (red line). 

Street parking is available. 

Do you offer telehealth?

Yes! We can chat over video from the comfort of your own home. 

What are your fees?

Rates for individual counseling and groups vary. Packages at a discounted rate are available. Please call or email for more information. For best results, a minimum commitment of three hours is advised. 

Do you take insurance?

We are not currently in-network with insurance companies, however, we will provide the necessary paperwork to submit for reimbursement.

Many insurance companies will cover medical nutrition therapy for obesity, diabetes, and renal disease, but individual plans vary. Please call your insurance company prior to the first appointment to determine eligibility and reimbursement.


What are your hours?

Evening and weekend hours available. Call or email today to schedule!


8609 2nd Ave - Suite 505b
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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