Frequently Asked Questions

What is a registered dietitian?

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (A.N.D.) , a registered dietitian is a food and nutrition expert who has met academic and professional requirements including:

  • Earned a bachelor’s degree with course work approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Coursework typically includes food and nutrition sciences, food service systems management, business, economics, computer science, sociology, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology and chemistry.
  • Completed an accredited, supervised practice program at a health-care facility, community agency or food service corporation.
  • Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
  • Completes continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration.

How DaNutri is different from other nutrition-related services?

Unlike other specialty retailer and direct marketer of nutritional products which sell vitamins and minerals, nutritional supplements, herbs, sports nutrition formulas, homeopathic remedies, and health and beauty aids by unlicensed personnel, DaNutri is operated by registered dietitians who are experts in disease management and are dedicated not only to recommend appropriate nutrition supplements, also to help clients setting personal nutrition goals and provide mentorship throughout the process. 

How can DaNutri help me?

DaNutri aims to provide and help you adjust to a unique nutritional lifestyle that benefits you the most. After setting deliverable goals about what to do, our registered dietitians will guide you through the entire process, assisting and encouraging you through any obstacles you may encounter while adjusting to your new lifestyle. We are like gym trainers; we will make sure that you stay on track, only in terms of diet instead of the workout you do. 

What is MNT?

MNT is short for Medical Nutrition Therapy. Medical nutrition therapy provided by a registered dietitian includes:

  • Review of your eating habits and lifestyle.
  • Thorough assessment of your nutritional status.
  • Personalized nutrition treatment plan.

Which insurance plans do DaNutri accept?

As of now, we accept: Healthfirst, Affinity, BlueCross Blue Shield, Emblem Health, Fidelis, GHI, Oxford, United Healthcare, Medicare etc. To find out if your health insurance is accepted, please call us at 718-961-1496. 

What do I need to bring for an appointment?

Please bring:

  • Your insurance card
  • Copy of your blood test result
  • Doctor’s referral form (if applicable)
  • Medication list (if available)
  • Immunization record (for infant/children)
  • Prenatal appointment card containing weight record and EDD (for pregnant women)
  • Blood glucose log book (for diabetic patients)

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