Why should I choose a package over an individual consultation?

It’s very difficult to not only properly access, but also adequately prescribe the appropriate nutrition prescription for a client, with a single consultation. The best results are through proper evaluation, education, and implementation of appropriate lifestyle changes that Mission Nutrition provides. Packages also provide the biggest overall discount for clients as well as being the most effective approach to help clients reach and maintain their goals.

If my insurance company is not listed above, what can I do?

Mission Nutrition offers many cost effective packages to help meet your nutritional needs as well as possible reimbursement for care through your existing insurance companies. Coverage depends on your insurance provider and varies.

Do I accept insurance?

Yes, Medicare, AHS, BCBS insurance accepted as of January 2014, but we are actively working on becoming a provider for multiple insurance companies.

If I am a health care provider, what is the benefit of using Mission Nutrition for my nutrition counseling needs?

Mission Nutrition provides superior nutrition counseling to patients at NO cost to the health care provider for patients whose insurance provider covers nutrition consultations

What if I don’t live on the Mississippi Gulf Coast?

Mission Nutrition offers convenient virtual nutrition counseling via phone or video (Skype) conferencing which is very economically beneficial to the client.

Can Mission Nutrition help with corporate wellness programs?

Yes, Mission Nutrition can work with the corporation to help devise a customized corporate wellness program specific to the corporation’s needs whether it be group classes, individual consultations, educational literature, or any other method required.

Who can Mission Nutrition help?

Mission Nutrition is a company that can help everyone from corporations, health care clinics (cardiac, IM, renal, urgent cares, dermatology, etc.), general public, special population clients, bodybuilding/fitness/figure/bikini clients, children, acute and chronic disease patients (diabetics, renal, hypertensive, cardiac, dermatology, cancer, gi patients, etc.) and many more.

How is a Registered Dietitian (RD) different than a “Nutritionist”?

All RD’s are legally considered as “nutritionists,” but not all “nutritionists” are considered Registered Dietitians. The “RD” credential is a legally protected title that can only be used by practitioners who are authorized by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

All RD’s must have completed the following:

  • Earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in dietetics, nutrition or nutrition sciences
  • Completed coursework which included: food science, clinical dietetics, community nutrition, life-cycle nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, education methodology, biochemistry, microbiology, social sciences, human anatomy and physiology, and other culinary and nutrition related classes
  • Completed a post graduate dietetic internship or supervised practice program where hands-on, in-the-field experience is gained.
  • Passed the registration exam and must recurrently obtain continuing education credits in order to complete the recertification process. This process ensures that RDs are continuing to stay abreast of the latest research and practice information to best serve the public.

What is Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)?

“Medical Nutrition Therapy” is a nutritional diagnostic therapy and counseling services for the purpose of disease management. It means the assessment of the nutritional status of patients with a condition, illness, or injury that appropriately requires medical nutrition therapy as part of the treatment. The assessment includes review and analysis of medical and diet history, blood chemistry lab values and anthropometric measurements to determine nutritional status and treatment modalities.

What is a Registered Dietitian (RD)?

Registered Dietitians (RDs) are food and nutrition experts that translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. The expertise, training, and credentials that back a RD are vital for promoting positive lifestyle and nutrition choices.

What is a Licensed Dietitian (LD)?

A “Dietitian” is defined as a person who applies and integrates scientific principles of nutrition under different health, social, cultural, physical, psychological, and economic conditions to the proper nourishment, care, and education of individuals or groups to achieve and maintain health throughout the life cycle. The term includes without limitations the development, management, and provision of nutritional services.