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What is a "Registered Dietitian"?

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics…

A Registered Dietitian is a food and nutrition expert who has met academic and professional requirements including:

  • Earned a bachelor's degree with course work approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Coursework typically includes food and nutrition sciences, foodservice systems management, business, economics, computer science, sociology, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology and chemistry. 
  • Completed a one year accredited, supervised practice program at a health-care facility, community agency or foodservice corporation.
  • Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
  • Completes continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration.

Approximately 50 percent of RDs hold advanced degrees. Amy holds a Masters of Science in Nutrition Science from San Jose State University and completed her internship at the University of California at Berkeley, and completed her clinical rotation at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.

Registered dietitians who are members of the Academy are not only food and nutrition experts—they are leaders in the field of dietetics.

Why Should I See A RD?

You have prediabetes and want to decrease your chances of it getting worse. You recently had a baby and you aren’t sure which foods to eat to provide all the nutrients you need for healthy and adequate breastmilk. Or, you’re a busy family with different tastes and schedules and you want to make sure your nutritional bases are covered. These are just an example of what an RD can do for you.

What Is A Certificate In Training In Adult Weight Management?

The Commission on Dietetic Registration offers certificate in training programs for the weight management of adults, as well as for children and adolescents. This intensive program not only provides up to date information on current weight management strategies, but it also provides a comprehensive review of how to properly manage overweight and obese individuals in their quest for weight loss and healthier living.

What Is A Certificate In Food Allergy Management?

The certification in food allergy management is provided by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for dietitians to who work with patients and clients who require education and guidance on food allergies either due to personal allergies, or if education is needed in the workplace. This certificate in training provides up to date information and research to the RD on proper diagnosis, management and education on food allergies and strategies to help their clients with food allergies live safer and healthier lives.

What Is A Certified Leap Therapist?

A CLT  is a registered dietitian, registered nurse or doctor who receives advanced clinical training in managing adverse food reactions with an emphasis on food sensitivities. CLTs apply that knowledge by using the LEAP protocol – an evidence-based and highly effective eating plan for food sensitivity related health problems. LEAP utilizes the patented Mediator Release blood Test (MRT) to help uncover food and chemical sensitivities, not IgE allergies. Going far beyond avoidance or elimination diets, the LEAP Protocol is more practical and suited to the clinical realities of food sensitivities. Therefore, the CLT is able to routinely achieve rapid and dramatic clinical improvements, often when conventional therapies have failed.

For more information about the Mediator Release Test for food sensitivities or the LEAP Protocol call Amy at 786-220-4757 or visit www.nowleap.com.

Officey stuff....

Do you take insurance?

This practice does not currently accept insurance.

What is your cancellation policy?

You must provide at least 24 hours notice of a cancellation unless it is an emergency. You will be charged a cancellation fee if there is not an emergency. If you do not show up for your appointment (either in person or “virtually/online”) you will be charged the full amount for your appointment.