Nutrition Counseling in American Fork
We provide individual counseling with a registered dietitian nutritionist for all nutrition related conditions. A referral from a physician is not required to see a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), but having a referral may increase the chances of getting insurance reimbursement. Our dietitian will communicate with your MD if you have a referral.
The cost to see an RDN varies depending on time spent with the dietitian. The dietitian will be able to give you more specific information about the cost of the consult. Generally, visits will last 60 minutes. To be most effective, a minimum of three visits with a dietitian are recommended.
- Type 1 Diabetes Management
- Type 2 Diabetes Management
- Gestational Diabetes Management
- Nutritional Counseling
- Weight Loss Counseling
For a complete list of our services, please contact our office.
Preparing for your Visit
Dietitians are trained to examine your eating habits, including where, when and what you eat. They then individualize the meal plan and nutrition counseling to help you be successful in making difficult lifestyle changes. The more information you can provide to the dietitian, the more they can help you! Whether your goal is weight loss, type 1 or type 2 diabetes management, or overall nutritional well being, our team of dietitians can help!
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RND) Credentials
An RDN is the nutrition expert in the healthcare arena. An RDN has completed an accredited dietetics program at a university, passed a national exam, and has a bachelor's or master's degree. While the title "Dietitian" can only be used by a person who has met these stringent requirements, the title "Nutritionist" is not defined - anyone can call themselves a nutritionist regardless of their training or lack thereof.
RDNs are trained in Medical Nutrition Therapy, which includes nutrition care for hospitalized patients as well as healthy individuals. We have an experienced and diverse team of RDNs at Intermountain Healthcare. Many have specialty credentials that signify advanced training and experience. The specialty credentials include Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified Nutrition Support Clinician, Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition, Certified Specialist in Sports Nutrition, and Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management.