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FAQ – Pantry Doctor, LLC

FAQ

What is the Pantry Doctor Nutrition Coaching Membership?

It is far more than meeting with a dietitian –it is a lifestyle shift that truly transforms the way you are living. Wendie helps you take your health to the next level by answering your questions and stripping away all the confusion that is out there! Are you tired of sorting through all the information and trying to figure out what is best when it comes to your health?

Nutrition should be simple. Wendie will teach you about whole, nourishing foods that will transform your health from the inside out!

How do I start?

For $99 a month, you get access to your own nutrition coach. You begin with an initial meeting and consultation, and from there both you and Wendie will some up with a strategy to meet your needs. Wendie doesn’t believe you need to overhaul everything all at once. It won’t happen overnight. She will work with you to make small manageable lifestyle changes and motivate you when you need help staying on track.

I’m on a budget. Can I make this work?

Absolutely! Keeping nutrition simple and stripping away packaged and processed foods while learning more about where to source real, nourishing whole foods can be very economical. Eating healthy does not have to break the bank! It just takes some education and Wendie is here to help!

This sounds like it takes a lot of time. How will I be able to work healthy eating into my busy schedule?

Wendie’s secret is learning to meal prep, education, and keeping it as simple as possible. No one has time to purchase a million ingredients and prepare meals after a long day of work. Learning to plan ahead and prep meals and snacks to have on hand to grab and go will take you far in your journey to healthier living.

Should I count calories?

Wendie believes in a whole foods approach to nutrition. While calories and scales have a time and place, Wendie is a “non-diet” dietitian and she focuses on how nutrient dense meals are instead of calories. For a total Lifestyle Shift, focusing on nutrient density over numbers.

What is your #dailydoseofgreens?

As a whole, we do not get enough greens in our diet. Wendie’s approach to getting in your daily dose of greens is a great way to slip extra nutrients into your day. One of the easiest things to do is slip them into a smoothie in the mornings for nutrition that can be easily absorbed by your body. They support your body and its natural detoxification pathways, are easy on digestion, and will provide tons of energy. You will find that you won’t need your coffee anymore!

What is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist?

Minimum education of a bachelor’s degree with approved course work and education received through an approved and accredited program via Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).

Complete a supervised practice component with accredited sites (by the ACEND), practicums vary in length from 6-12 months at a variety of locations/experiences (food service, community, hospital/clinical, outpatient, wellness, etc. This is combined with either undergraduate or graduate studies.

Pass a national exam administered by Commission on Dietetic
Complete continuing education requirements to maintain registration.

Insurances will cover RD/RDN consultations, as we are the preferred provider on their lists of professional care.

What is the difference between a health coach. nutritionist, and dietitian?

A Registered Dietitian or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist can use the supporting title of health coach, wellness coach, or a nutritionist, but a nutritionist and a health coach can’t call themselves a Registered Dietitian.

Registered dietitians are trained in the scientific, pathophysiology, and nutritional therapy aspect of nutrition, and are also trained in diverse aspects of nutrition counseling. Dietitians can also specialize in culinary/food science, community nutrition, coaching, counseling, women’s health, clinical care, sports nutrition, and more. Registered Dietitians have a diverse background in the sciences, which is extremely helpful in understanding and applying nutrition components to facilitate the appropriate lifestyle changes.

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