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3 Reasons We Use Registered Dietitians for Health Coaching

Posted by Matthew on 10.27.2017

hci-entry-1-bgAt almost every biometric screening, someone discovers a health condition they didn’t know they had. That’s why we want every participant to leave the screening with a complete understanding of what their numbers mean. We recommend offering in-depth health education at on-site screenings, and we believe registered dietitians make the best health educators.

Here’s why:

Registered dietitians are clinical experts. In addition to graduate coursework, RDs spend at least a year in a clinical setting providing nutritional therapy to people with chronic illnesses. They’re fully qualified to address body composition, cholesterol, and glucose results from a clinical perspective.

Registered dietitians are nutrition experts. We all understand the role good nutrition plays in managing many chronic health conditions. Who better to take on these issues than a health professional with advanced nutrition training?

Registered dietitians are health coaching experts. The dietitians who perform health education for WCS have additional certifications in fitness, coaching, and the latest motivational interviewing techniques. They help people understand where they are, where they want to go, and how to get there—always without judgment.

We’re so proud of our 1,700+ registered dietitians nationwide. They’re passionate about their own health and eager to share that passion with others. If you’d like to learn more about health coaching, drop us a line. We’d be happy to help.