In part I of our dietitians-to-be series, we shared resources to help you ace the RDN exam. In part II, we provided tips and tricks directly from practicing dietitians to help you prepare for the test. Once you have those RDN credentials behind your name, we’re here to support you in your venture into private practice! Here are the steps to start taking in order to set up your practice to accept health insurance on behalf of your clients, opening up your doors to more clients as a result.
Anu Kaur, MS, RD, RYT-500, is the private practice dietitian behind A Nu Healthy You. Based in Virginia, Anu can be found either counseling a cancer survivor, planning a yoga workshop for clients, writing a chapter for her book on oncology nutrition, or meeting with her legislators to push for coverage of oncology nutrition counseling. She is an inspiration - meet Anu!
The Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group recently conducted a study assessing the effectiveness of diabetes prevention using either medication or weight loss via lifestyle changes in pre-diabetic patients. Results demonstrated that both the drug as well as diet and activity coaching reduced the risk of developing diabetes. However, participants in the lifestyle coaching group were 58% less likely to develop diabetes compared to the control group. The lifestyle changes that you, as RDNs help your clients to make, were nearly twice as effective as medication.
In Part I of our Tips for Dietitians-to-Be series, we shared various resources and references that will help you study and prep for the national RDN exam to become a dietitian. Today, we’re sharing tips, tricks and advice directly from dietitians for studying for the exam. Best of luck to you!
Today we’re excited to announce a few upgrades to the Healthy Bytes Platform claim status pages with you! Based on your feedback (thank you!), we refreshed the pages to include more search filters and additional claim status details for each claim. Both upgrades give you improved search functionality and information as to where your claim is in the filing process - in real-time!