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Manatee YourChoice Health Plan members receive up to 20 visits with a Network Registered Dietitian each calendar year. The plan benefit is identical for all four health plan levels.

  • NO CO-PAY FOR FIRST 5 VISITS.
  • NO referral from physician needed.
  • NO Authorization/Precertification required.
  • YourChoice Health Plan pays up to 20 visits/calendar year. ($25 co-pay applies after first 5 visits)

What is a Registered Dietitian (RD)?

A registered dietitian is an expert in the area of food and nutrition. In order to become an RD, a Bachelor of Science degree must be obtained in the area of dietetics, nutrition, food science or the like, and s/he must complete an extensive supervised program of practice and pass a registration exam. In the state of Florida, an RD must obtain and keep current a license to practice nutrition from the Florida Department of Health.

Why would I want to see an RD?

· To receive personalized nutrition advice and guidance

· To have a trained nutrition expert help me reach my wellness goals

· To help me manage diseases and conditions

· To help with food allergies, sensitivities and intolerances

· To provide menu planning and recipe substitution tips

A Registered Dietitian can help with all types of Nutrition Needs:

  • Cholesterol
  • Triglycerides
  • Gout
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Anemia
  • Weight Loss/Weight Maintenance
  • Weight Gain
  • Sports Nutrition/Adequate Fueling
  • Celiac Disease
  • Pre-Diabetes
  • Chronic Kidney Disease

 

Network Registered Dietitians

Natalia Garcia, RDN, LDN, IFNCP, CISSN, CHWC, MB-EAT-C

Registered Dietitian

YourChoice Fitness Center or will travel to your work site. Habla español.

Contact: natalia@fnwellness.com

Specializes in:

  • Adult and adolescent weight management
  • Nutrition Deficiencies
  • Pre-diabetes
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Supplementation guidance
  • Body composition, sports and performance nutrition
  • Motivation, empowerment and accountability – Certified Health and Wellness Coach (CHWC)
  • Arthritis, Chronic Inflammation and Autoimmune Conditions
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Food allergies, intolerances, sensitivities including: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Gastric Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Vegetarian and vegan nutrition
Natalia Garcia

Marcus Harris, RD, LD/N

Personal Trainer & Registered Dietitian

YourChoice Fitness Center

Office: 10668 New East Bay Rd., Gibsonton, FL 33534

Contact: mharris@PremierDietetics.com

Will travel to your work site

Specializes in:

  • Weight management
  • Supplement counseling
  • Fitness programming
  • Performance nutrition
  • Nutrition coaching and accountability
Marcus Harris

LuAnne Howard, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, CDE

Registered Dietitian

2424 Manatee Ave. W, Suite 105
Bradenton, FL 34205

Contact: Hlphoward1@aol.com

Specializes in:

  • Diabetes Management (Certified Diabetes Educator)
  • Sports Nutrition (Board Certified Specialist)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Weight Management
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Prevention and Wellness
  • Healthy Pregnancy
  • Bariatric Nutrition (pre and post surgery)
LuAnne Howard

Paulette Weber, RDN, LDN, CLT

Registered Dietitian

Available via Telehealth

Specializes in:

  • Functional nutrition
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Weight loss
  • Endocrine issues
  • Wellness
  • Supplement reviews
  • Acne
  • Disorders of inflammation

 

Paulette Weber