Frequently Asked Questions
What is Medical Nutrition Therapy?
Medical nutrition therapy is a focused, customized, and comprehensive nutrition therapy approach that helps to educate, assess, equip, and support individuals who are navigating nutrition-related complications. MNT or medical nutrition therapy is an evidence-based approach implemented by Registered Dietitians that highlights the importance of an individually-tailored nutrition plan and assessment. Your RDN will help you set both short term and long term goals and help nurture the importance of self-care while equipping you with tools and strategies to help foster your progress towards your goals.
What is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist?
Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) are nutrition experts who have met the following requirements to earn a RDN credential:
Completed a minimum of a bachelor’s degree
Completed 1200 hours of supervised practice through an ACEND accredited Dietetic Internship
Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration
Ongoing continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration
What is a CEDRD?
Our dietitians are and/or are working on their CEDRD credential. A certified eating disorder registered dietitian (CEDRD) is a dietitian with extensive additional experience and training in the realm of disordered eating. Dietitians with this credential have completed all formal requirements by the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals to obtain and maintain this certification.
What are your rates?
Currently some of our dietitians are credentialed with Aetna, Anthem, Healthnet, and Valley Health Plan. We are currently working to be credentialed with more! Fees vary based on the type of appointment you are scheduling. Out-of-pocket estimates are as follows:
Initial 90-minute Individual Nutrition Session: $180
60-minute Individual Nutrition Session: $145
30-minute Individual Nutrition Session: $80
Monthly Subscription: $650
Do you offer telehealth or in-person services?
We offer both telehealth and in-person services! Our in-person services are offered at our home office in the Monterey, CA area. We offer telehealth services as well through Simple Practice, a HIPAA Compliant telehealth network to all of California. We also are credentialed in Washington, Michigan, Arkansas, and Utah.
What if you don’t take my insurance?
We do provide you with a superbill at each of your appointments that you can submit to your insurance in hopes of reimbursement. It is your responsibility to inquire with your insurance company regarding benefits and submit superbills. The session fee must be paid to Untamed Nutrition Therapy at the time of service.
Do you work with adolescents?
Yes! Our dietitians offer services to adolescents as well as to adults and families.
What is Health at Every Size (HAES)?
Health at Every Size (HAES) is an inclusive approach to healthcare. As a practice, we focus on the importance of weight-inclusivity and weight-neutrality. The HAES approach emphasizes the importance of rejecting diets and weight loss goals in favor of building appreciation, trust, and respect for oneself.
What is Intuitive Eating?
Intuitive Eating is an anti-diet, evidence-based approach to nutrition that focuses on making peace with food and beginning to cultivate a trusting and connected relationship with food and your body. Intuitive Eating consists of 10 principles which were developed by Evelyn Tribole, RD and Elysee Resch, RD. These principles highlight the importance of reconnecting with our bodies, rejecting diet mentality, and breaking free from diet culture.
What if I want to lose weight?
Intuitive eating is about healing your relationship with food and is not focused on helping you lose weight. As you begin to build your relationship with your body and start to honor and respect yourself, some individuals may maintain their weight, lose weight, or gain weight if their bodies have been suppressed through dieting and restriction. Every person’s journey with Intuitive Eating is unique and therefore will be different.