FAQs

Why choose a Registered Dietician (RD) or a Registered Dietician Nutritionist (RDN)?

A RD or RDN is a food and nutrition expert who has met academic and professional requirements including:

  • A bachelor’s degree and often a graduate degree with course work approved by the Academy of Nutrition Dietetics’ Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education.
  • Completed a year-long supervised dietetic internship at an accredited institution.
  • Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
  • Completes continuing professional education requirements.

    Many Registered Dietitian Nutritionist hold additional certifications in specialized areas of practice such as pediatrics, renal, sports nutrition, nutrition support, and diabetes education. Because dietitians are crossed trained in many diverse areas, these professionals hold a wide variety of job positions including: hospitals, HMOs, private practice, health care facilities, community and public health settings, food and nutrition industry, journalism, sports nutrition, corporate wellness, academia, and research.

What is the difference between a Registered Dietician and a Nutritionist?

Registered Dietitians may call themselves Nutritionists but not all nutritionists are dietitians! The RD and RDN credential can only be used by dietetics professionals who are currently authorized by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The RD and RDN credential is a legally protected title.

In several states, including New Jersey, anyone can call themselves a “nutritionist” regardless if they have had the proper education and training.  Your health is important, do your research first.

Do you take insurance?

Not at this time but we are in the process of being an in-network provider for several NJ based insurance companies. New carriers will be added as they become available.

What should I bring to my first visit?

Please bring a list of medications and/or supplements that you take, you can bring the bottles if that’s easier! Also if available bring a copy of your most recent blood work and a three day food diary.

What to expect on my first visit?

Your goals and concerns will be reviewed followed by a complete health history, assessment and evaluation of your current diet. A plan will be then devised using scientifically sound, research-based guidelines to help you reach your goals.

Where can I park?

Since we are located in the heart of downtown Montclair, there are several parking options. The N Willow lot is ‘behind’ us on Glenridge Ave and offers 1, 2 and 3 hour metered parking. The Crescent Deck is located off of S Fullerton Ave behind Church St. and charges hourly. There is also street parking on Bloomfield Ave, Glenridge Ave, and Forest St with metered and free parking for up to two hours, respectively.