How a Dietitian Can Help You

To kick off National Nutrition Month I would like to introduce myself. My name is Laura Schmidt. I am a Registered Dietitian who joined Middle Tennessee Women’s Health Group in November 2016. I meet with patients for a variety of conditions and in different stages of life. I want to share with you the perks of working with a dietitian that may be beneficial to you. I will be sharing weekly tips on Wednesdays so stay tuned for more health and nutrition related info!

What are the benefits of working with a Registered Dietitian?

There is so much nutrition information on the internet and in magazines that it can be difficult to navigate what is actually factual and science-based when it comes to a healthy diet. Anyone can call themselves a nutritionist, but only a registered dietitian has completed multiple layers of education and training. In addition to holding a bachelor’s degree, an RD must complete 1,200 hours of supervised practice in a variety of settings and pass a rigorous comprehensive exam. A dietitian has a science-based education, as well as experience in counseling that will help you meet your specific needs.

What a session includes

Assessment based on health and diet history
Personalized nutrition plan based on your individual needs
Recipe and meal Ideas
Grocery store guidance
Tools to practice more mindful eating
Coaching and accountability

Topics and Conditions

Weight Management
Diabetes
Gestational Diabetes
Heart Disease
Food Allergies
GI Disorders- IBS, Celiac Disease etc
Pre-conception
Healthy diet for pregnancy
Post-partum and breastfeeding nutrition

Call us today to set up an appointment at 931-381-3030. Insurance is accepted for some conditions!