Registered Holistic Nutritionists (RHN) evaluate their clients’ nutritional needs by identifying symptoms that indicate health imbalances. They then provide individualized health plans, which include nutrient-dense whole foods, lifestyle recommendations and/or natural source supplements in order to help bring the client’s health back to a state of equilibrium. They assess their clients’ health through one-on-one consultations and focused questionnaires, and then provide health and lifestyle recommendations that are tailored to the individual’s needs.

 

SCOPE OF PRACTICE:

* Acknowledgement that each person is biochemically distinct and has unique nutritional needs;

* Awareness of the meaning of holistic nutrition; the interrelationship of mind, body and spirit; and the importance of addressing these interactive factors which are unique to each individual;

* Promotion of whole, locally grown and organic foods; sustainable farming practices; and the necessity of living in a non-toxic environment;

* Understanding that prevention and self-responsibility are fundamental to any successful health care program;

* Recognition that supplementation is not a substitute for wholesome, nutritious foods but that it may be helpful in recommended form, dose and frequency;

* Respect for clients and for their wellness goals, personal tastes, morals, social, and life values;

* Acceptance of the unique contribution of other health care providers, and the need to work co-operatively with them regardless whether they are of holistic or allopathic background.

 

* The main services provided by a CSNN graduate include the following:

(a) Document client’s goals, needs, and plans;

(b) Evaluate client’s food selection, preparation and intake;

(c) Evaluate client’s lifestyle and overall feeling of well-being;

(d) Evaluate client’s use of dietary supplements;

(e) Identify client’s nutritional imbalance(s) and lifestyle habits;

(f) Work with other health care professionals, if applicable, in order to determine all nutritional and lifestyle-changing needs of the client, including referring client to other health care professionals as deemed appropriate;

(g) Support the progress of the client’s health goals by creating an individualized wellness program, which will include the use of whole, nutrient-dense foods; menu plans; natural source supplements*; and lifestyle modifications – including the use of non-toxic, environmentally friendly household/personal products;

(h) Provide further guidance to the client, if necessary, by explaining food labels, and by offering food preparation techniques and shopping tips;

(i) Guide the client in the implementation of a long term personal health plan, provide education when necessary, and offer ongoing assessments;

(j) Monitor the client’s personal health plan in order to reinforce participation in the achievement of the health goals;

(k) Act as a community educator to the public and to other health care professionals, developing curriculum, preparing manuals, writing articles, publishing books, and teaching;

(l) Promote health discussions in schools, workplaces, and community agencies;

(m) Bring holistic nutrition knowledge, principles, and philosophy to other professions.

 

PRICING FOR NUTRITIONAL CONSULTATION 

Initial Assessment, recommendations, and meal plan (60 to 90 min) –

$110

Follow Up Appointments: 30 min – $50, 45 min – $60, 60 min – $70

3 Follow Up Package (30 min/app) – $125

6 Follow Up Package (30 min/app) – $250

Additional Meal Plans – $30

Lifestyle Makeover – $400

* Initial assessment, recommendations, and meal plan

* 6 Follow up sessions

* 2 Additional meal plans

* Online support for 6 months (Via E-mail)