top of page
Clinic Decoration

Clinical Nutritionist in the St. Louis Area, Missouri, and Illinois - Outpatient Treatment for Eating Disorders, and to Prevent or Manage Chronic Disease

What is the role of a clinical nutritionist?

A clinical dietitian nutritionist specializes in providing medical nutrition therapy to help patients grappling with chronic disease (diabetes, fatty liver, cardiovascular) as well as obesity and nutrition-related cancers (colorectal, post-menopausal breast, uterine, esophageal, kidney, and pancreatic cancers). 

As clinical nutritionists in the St. Louis Area, we can provide outpatient nutrition counseling (both online and in person). Clinical nutritionists are often found in healthcare settings, like clinical settings such as hospitals and long-term care facilities. The primary goals of clinical nutrition are disease management and prevention.

Apple Crates

What is the difference between a nutritionist and a dietitian?

'Nutritionist' and 'dietitian' are sometimes used interchangeably, but there are differences regarding education, credentials, scope of practice, regulations, and licensure. 

Overall, there can be an overlap; however, dietitians must have a standardized education from an accredited university, whereas clinical nutritionists may come from diverse backgrounds with various levels of certificates.

In short, anyone can call themselves a nutritionist, no matter their training. A clinical nutritionist might go on to search out certification (Certified Clinical Nutritionist - CCN), but to be called a dietitian, you must comply with the rigorous education and training requirements, and pass standardized board exams. 

If you are a dietitian, looking to get the required supervision hours and CEU credits, contact us. At Branz Nutrition Counseling, we are committed to helping dietitians succeed, ensuring they get their required supervision hours.

Filling Out a Medical Form

What is the role of a clinical dietitian in eating disorder treatment?

A clinical dietitian nutritionist’s role in eating disorder treatment includes:

  • Asessment, nutritional and behavioral assessment so we can meet you where you are.

  • Monitoring weight trends

  • Prescribing meal plans

  • Monitoring labs

  • Monitoring fluids, bowel movements, exercise, and behaviors

  • Meeting weight restoration/weight maintenance goals

  • Supporting families with Family-Based Treatment (FBT)

  • Adhering to Health at Every Size ®(HAES ®) approaches to wellness.

  • Helping you implement intuitive eating

bottom of page