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Registered Dietitian (RD) make great care partners in the behavioral health setting. The credential represents the only nationally trusted and regulated food and nutrition practitioner. Additionally, RD training includes counseling skills and places a premium on interdisciplinary communication.
Consider consulting with an RD when your client expresses distress over self-management of weight or chronic disease such as a newly diagnosed diabetes or cardiovascular disease. A loss of a spouse can be an opportunity to assess a client’s ability to meet his or her own nutritional needs. Unintentional weight loss is a hallmark sign of clinical malnutrition. On the other hand, weight gain can feed into feelings of shame and inadequacy in those battling depression.
When a nutrition intervention is warranted, it is important to know whom to trust. Registered Dietitian are the only nutrition practitioners who can offer services covered by CMS and health insurers. They are also the only nutrition providers covered by licensure from the state of Maine. Medical Nutrition Therapy blends clinical nutrition, disease pathophysiology and health behavior into a collaborative patient centered care model. Teaming with an RD can enhance the comprehensiveness of care and quality of outcomes in your client.
Do you have clients or patients that would benefit from extra support in meeting their health and wellness goals? Let us help!
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