Nutritional Counseling is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. Nutritional counseling practitioners use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s physical and emotional complaints and health concerns.
What to Expect
An analysis of current diet and eating patterns to determine nutritional imbalance and their corrections.
Before the first consultation, the practitioner usually provides a health and nutrition questionnaire for the client to complete. An initial consultation typically lasts 60 to 90 minutes, and in this time the practitioner asks detailed questions about current health concerns, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, medical history, family history, lifestyle, levels of physical activity, use of medication and supplements and diet. The practitioner then evaluates individual needs and uses the extensive evidence to develop a personalized, safe and effective nutrition and lifestyle program.
Follow up consultations are generally after four weeks in order to monitor progress and make any necessary adjustments. Further follow-ups may be required depending on the situation.