Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What can I expect from working with a dietitian?

A: First, we'll usually do a free ~15-minute discovery call where we can get to know each other, talk about your goals and determine if we're a good fit for working together. If so, we'll book an initial appointment! Prior to the appointment, I'll send you some documents to sign as well as an intake form that asks you questions about your nutrition habits, medical history and lifestyle.  At our initial appointment, we'll discuss your intake forms, go over some nutrition and lifestyle education, and formulate goals based on your unique needs! From there, follow-ups will be tailored towards the progress on your goals.

 

Q: Do you do in-person appointments?

A: At this time, I hold all appointments virtually, using an online video-conferencing platform.  

 

Q: Is online nutrition counseling weird?

A: It is absolutely normal to have some apprehension around telehealth as it's a new medium of care. That said, you'll likely find that even though our appointments are held over video, we're still able to foster a genuine and connected relationship. You may even find that it's more convenient as it doesn't require a commute and we are not as limited by geographics.

 

Q: Do you work with men?

A: Yes! I work with men, women and folks of all genders. All people can benefit from taking a holistic look at their wellness and improving their overall health. 

Q: What is women's health?

A: Women's health is a specialty that focuses on the unique physiology of those assigned women at birth. This includes PCOS, period problems like PMS, fertility, pregnancy, postpartum and menopause. This specialty requires an understanding of the menstrual cycle, hormone fluctuations, the female anatomy, lived experience and more. 

Q: What is holistic wellness?

A: Holistic wellness is an approach that considers the entire person in order to optimize their health. This includes physical health but also emotional and spiritual health. In your appointment we will cover what you eat and drink , but we also might discuss your mindset around food, body image, sleep, stress, movement, supplements, and more. 

Q: Do you create meal plans?

A: Short answer, it depends. I like to empower my clients to develop their own version of what a nourishing lifestyle looks like for them. Rather than prescribing a standard meal plan, I offer them a framework for which to build their own meals. If a client needs more or less support I will adjust this framework to meet their unique needs. I operate in this manner because my goal is for my clients to feel comfortable and confident in their nutrition choices even after working together. 

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Jackie Ahern Nutrition
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