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Nutrition Counseling

Personalized. Sustainable. Down to Earth.

Craving a better relationship with food? Perhaps you wish to become more compassionate toward your body? Would you like to understand your health better? Whatever your goals are, our individual nutrition counseling services are tailored 100% to you.

 

Down to Earth Nutrition takes a gentle approach to nutrition counseling, where we add in nutrition instead of focusing on limiting foods and nutrients. It's in the name; it's down-to-earth. 

 

Through a non-diet approach, we specialize in the Intuitive Eating framework to support patients in their season of life. We lead with compassion, empathy, and a weight-inclusive mindset to find an eating pattern that is sustainable for you. Fill out this interest form to see if we'd be a great fit!

Here is what Down to Earth Nutrition can do for you:

Provide support towards…

🪴Improving your relationship with food and body image

🪴Improving lab work through nutrition

🪴Receiving support with easy, flexible meal structure 

🪴Unlearning years of yo-yo dieting 

🪴Regaining an appreciation for food and eating 

🪴Beginning to heal from dysfunctional eating behaviors

🪴Respecting food and the amazing way it nourishes your body

🪴Learning how nutrition can be gentle and beneficial 

🪴Creating a healthy relationship with food, body, and mind

🪴Maintaining general nutrition, health, and wellness

Our method of counseling helps you pinpoint your own confidence, feelings, and readiness to take the next steps in your nutrition journey. We work within our scope of practice so that each session is individualized to you and your specific needs at that moment. 

Down to Earth Nutrition Counseling offers:
  • Personalized nutrition counseling via telehealth 

  • Support and guidance on Intuitive Eating

  • A deep dive into your health and medical history, including assessment of your recent labs and potential drug-nutrient interactions

  • A thorough nutrition assessment

  • Quality care and support with a weight-inclusive Registered Dietitian

  • Gentle nutrition that works with your condition or illness

  • Coordinating care with the rest of your treatment team, as applicable

  • Assistance in creating a flexible meal structure that fits your lifestyle

  • Sustainable nutrition goals tailored to you 

  • Access to an exclusive nutrition app, called Healthie

  • Food + Feeling Journaling via Healthie for accountability and support between sessions

 

At Down to Earth Nutrition, there is no weight stigmatizing or body shaming, no rigid food rules, no unrealistic plans that don't mesh with your lifestyle. No matter the reason or diagnosis, nutrition services do not center around measures of body weight or size, because your worth is more than your body, and your overall well-being involves so many more factors than just a number on a scale. Weight-inclusive nutrition counseling focuses on behaviors to improve health outcomes without focusing on weight. We will work with you on a gentle way to choose what to eat without focusing on restriction, guilt around food, or body shaming. 

 

We provide counseling and support using an non-diet approach. Services do not focus on good/bad or healthy/unhealthy qualifiers of food. Though we do not provide strict meal plans or weight loss counseling, we do provide medical nutrition therapy and therapeutic eating patterns, as needed. We support our clients in learning to create flexible meal ideas using gentle nutrition. We can focus on a health condition and focus on eating in a sustainable way at the same time. We do follow the Health at Every Size® Paradigm, so all of our services provide respectful, inclusive, and holistic care. 

Down to Earth Nutrition can support you in building trust in your body and improving your relationship with food.

Nutrition Counseling Investment:

 

In-network:

  • Cigna 

 

Out-of-network:

  • $170 per 60 minute session

  • $485 for a 3-session bundle (three 60-minute sessions)

Any option you choose will be the best option for you. I can't wait to get to know one another and start thoroughly working toward your goals.

 

For those out-of-network, the benefit of the 3-session bundle is that you will be able to secure your appointments on my schedule ahead of time. However, it is totally up to you and we can make anything work!

Are you ready to manifest your nutrition goals?

Please call 301.291.5676 for an appointment or click below to schedule online!

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Are you still unsure if this is what you need? Contact Cristina and let's talk about it! 

Read about Down to Earth Nutrition's good faith estimate and payment options here

Read more about Cristina and her qualifications here!

At the Dinner Table

I spoke with Cristina regarding my newborn daughter's reflux and gas issues. She was extremely helpful with figuring out what would be best for me to eat in order to alleviate my daughter's GI issues, as well as offering her knowledge in baby formula and even bottle/baby positioning when feeding my daughter. She also sent a ton of resources for me to read. In the weeks that followed I definitely noticed a difference in my daughter and she was feeling better. Cristina is very knowledgeable, quick to respond, and super nice. I highly recommend her services!