FAQ

Who can benefit from Nutrition Counseling?

The short answer is: Everyone! Nutrition counseling combines expert nutrition knowledge with behavioral change techniques to help you make and sustain healthy changes.  Kelsey’s areas of expertise include Diabetes, Heart Disease, Weight Loss, Women’s Health, Metabolic Syndrome, GI issues, and more.  Explore our Services page for more details.

What can I expect from Nutrition Counseling?

  • Initial Session
    • Counseling begins with a 50-60 minute long 100% personalized session
    • We discuss your own medical background, nutrition-related goals (such as blood sugar regulation, weight loss, etc), lifestyle, budget, and more.
    • You’ll leave with clear and achievable goals to help you start off your lifestyle changes.
  • Follow Up Session 
    • Each follow-up lasts 30-minutes 
    • Receive continued support while you deepen your nutrition knowledge and conquer new issues
    • These sessions are critical for accountability and long-term success
  • Before even booking any sessions, you can take advantage of a free phone call about what counseling may entail for you!

Where do counseling sessions take place?

Counseling is available through virtual counseling through video conferencing. These video sessions allow for more time flexibility so you can work meetings into your busy schedule without even leaving home. Everything occurs through the HIPAA-compliant portal Practice Better – take a look at their tutorial for joining video sessions here. It’s all very intuitive once you sign into the website or log onto the app!

How do I book a session?

Sessions can be booked through The Peoples Plate online portal or by contacting Kelsey directly.

How much does each session cost?

Initial sessions are $130 and last about 50-60 minutes, which includes a review of your medical and health history, current dietary habits, lifestyle, and major goals along with nutrition education and development of a plan for success. Each follow-up session is $60 and lasts about 30 minutes. Please note that these prices are subject to change.

Will insurance pay for my nutrition counseling?

Currently, The Peoples Plate does not accept insurance for virtual counseling. If you would like to try to submit a claim for your session to your insurance company, Kelsey can provide a document known as a Super Bill that details your session, and your insurance company may decide to reimburse you.

Why choose a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)?

RDNs are qualified nutrition experts who spend at least 5 years studying nutrition (often more) before practicing. While there may be a wealth of information regarding your health available online and in books, it is important to find a qualified professional who can provide trustworthy, safe nutrition guidance.

RDNs must complete:
1)  An undergraduate degree with about 90 hours of nutrition and science courses
2)  A 1200 hour supervised professional internship focusing on both clinical and community nutrition
3) A rigorous credentialing exam
4) Continuing education credits each year in order to maintain their RDN status.

Kelsey also holds a Master’s in Nutrition and Food Science and has a background in health research.  To learn more about why RDNs are a great resource, check out her post about dietitians and their role in the health industry.