A registered and licensed dietitian is:“The clear and credible source of sound nutrition information.” - The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Oregon City Nutritionist credentialed by the National Commission on Dietetic Registration # 363760 (cdrnet.org)
- Licensed Dietitian in the State of Oregon (bld.oregonlookups.com)
- A Master of Science in Nutrition with a minor in Counseling
- Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management (from the Commission on Dietetic Registration)
- Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management (from the Commission on Dietetic Registration)
- A Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Additional Practice Group Memberships in:
- Weight Management
- Medical Nutrition
- Sports, Cardiovascular & Wellness Nutritionists
- Nutrition Entrepreneurs
This Glossary will help you understand some of the terms that I use as I provide you with Nutrition Counseling.
Calorie with a capital “C” is actually a kilocalorie or the amount of heat (energy) needed to raise one kilogram of water 1° Celsius.
To a nutritionist this is everything you eat; not just a special way of eating to lose weight or lower your cholesterol.
Dietary Reference Intakes were developed by experts commissioned by the Institute of Medicine as a guide for nutrient requirements for persons in Canada and the United States. They actually contain 4 different values, the Estimated Average Requirement or EAR (for each gender and age grouping), the Recommended Dietary Allowance or RDA (calculated from the EAR so that it represents the needs of 97-98% of the population for that gender and at that age), Adequate Intake or AI (not enough information available to set an EAR but enough to give good guidance), and the Tolerable Upper Intake Level or UL (intakes above this level increase the risk of a toxic overdose). These guides represent a consensus of all the best experts for each of the nutrients.
All of the substances your body must obtain from food in order to carry out all of its metabolic, repair and growth activities. This includes carbohydrate, fat, protein, vitamins and minerals.
A listing of all the nutrients and how much of each one is contained in a food, a menu, or a person’s regular food intake.
A technical term meaning “over fat.” Clinically a person is considered obese if their body mass index (BMI or weight in kg/height in meters squared) is 30 or above.
Your day-to-day eating habits, not specific foods or supplements, are what affects your health. Changing your long practiced and ingrained eating habits can be daunting; but with guidance and practice, it can be achieved. I practice what I preach by eating regularly and well and by exercising regularly. I eat whole and natural foods, emphasizing those that are fresh and less processed. However, judiciously including some processed foods gets a healthy meal on the table faster. I eat some organic foods, but I don’t eat them exclusively. I believe the U. S. food supply is one of the safest in the world. I believe that all foods can fit into a healthy lifestyle and there aren’t many foods I refuse to eat. I don’t dictate a particular regimen that you must follow in order to be healthy. Together, we collaborate on a plan that moves you in the direction of eating healthier. It is individual and achievable with the realities in your life. You are the one making changes; so, you are the one making the final decision about which changes you will make.
Comprehensive Nutritional Assessment $250.00
2 visits at least 1 week apart
One Session Overview $150.00 for a 1 hour session
for a particular concern or health condition. Can be used for adults or children.
Periodic Followup of Progress $150.00/hr session
accountability for your behavior change plan.
For those Interested in a Complete Weight Control Program:
24 sessions in 44 weeks is available.
$450.00 for 6 sessions or $1,320.00 for 24 sessions in 44 weeks
Shapedown Program for Children or Teens: $600.00 plus the cost of workbooks
Sometimes medical insurance covers the cost of counseling. Call your insurance company and ask about nutritional counseling in your specific situation. Janet is a provider for several medical insurance provider networks and will bill your insurance as a service. Janet Mann Nutrition Consulting cannot guarantee your insurance company's payment for a claim. If your insurance company doesn't cover nutritional counseling, consider investing in your health by paying for it yourself. You currently pay for other things that improve your health, like over-the-counter medications, vitamins, a health club membership, etc. A group of nutritional counseling sessions from Janet is an affordable and worthwhile personal expense that will help you permanently change your eating habits and improve your health.