Nutrition Consultations

Dietitian Melinda Benz leaning on a tree outside in nature

I enjoy collaborating with clients and learning more about what health and wellness mean to them. On some level, we all know “what to do” to keep our bodies healthy; however, it can be much more challenging to put these tools into practice or sustain changes for a lasting time.

My approach to nutrition is to keep it simple, striving toward finding strategies that align with you.

If you’re tired of trying another “diet,” I hear you loud and clear, and the concept of ‘dieting’ is not my cup of tea and never will be! The good news is you don’t have to set strict rules to feel confident in your food choices or your wellness goals.

By incorporating mindfulness-based eating approaches, it can become more natural to hone in on our body’s hunger and fullness signals.

My expertise is rooted in plant-rich vegan nutrition. So whether you’re new to the plant-based world, or have been vegetarian/vegan for years, and are looking to find more creativity in meals and add more plants to your plate, I’m here to support you!

While there are different approaches to plant-based eating, mine is all about balance and leaving all unnecessary food restrictions behind. With the abundance of vegan food products on the market, exploring these items can be super fun and exciting!

Together, we can find what type of plant-rich eating style works best for you and your lifestyle!

Individual Nutrition Counseling Services

I work with adults in my virtual nutrition private practice.

Individual nutrition counseling consultations are offered virtually in the state of Colorado through a HIPAA-compliant telehealth video platform. Nutrition counseling services are only available to Colorado residents.

Personalized nutrition counseling centers around relevant medical history, food preferences, and eating habits combined with your health and wellness goals.

My approach to nutrition counseling is a blend of coaching and education. 

While offering nutrition education resources and recommendations is a valuable aspect of what I can provide as a Registered Dietitian.
It’s essential that you have the freedom to apply this information to your life in a way that connects with you and your values.

Through a client-centered approach, we can explore what obstacles or challenges you’re having with your nutrition and wellness goals and collaborate on what practical steps might work best for you based on your lifestyle and self-reflection.

Here’s what to expect at your initial nutrition consultation:

The initial nutrition counseling consultation is longer in duration, to go over your initial nutrition assessment, discuss eating habits, food preferences or known food intolerances/sensitivities, any relevant medical history related to nutrition care, and health and wellness goals you’re hoping to achieve through dietary and wellness lifestyle changes.

From there, we will create a personalized plan, focusing on each of your goals individually, so you can feel confident gradually implementing changes that is realistic for your daily routine.

Before the initial nutrition consult, a nutrition assessment form will be sent and requested to fill out at least 24 hours before the appointment.

Click here for additional information on nutrition counseling services!

If you’re interested in scheduling a nutrition counseling consultation or have additional questions, please click on the button below to reach out and schedule a free 20-minute discovery call!

Initial Nutrition Consultation

(1) 75-Minute Initial Nutrition Counseling  Consultation: $125

Follow-up Nutrition Consultation Options:

*Nutrition counseling follow-up consultations can be selected individually, or as a bundle.

30-Minute Follow-up Nutrition Counseling Consultation: $50

45-Minute Follow-up Nutrition Counseling Consultation: $75

60-Minute Follow-up Nutrition Counseling Consultation: $100

Follow-up Nutrition Consultation Bundles:

(Bundles are offered at a 15% discount)

30-Minute Follow-up Consultation Bundle:

Includes (4) 30-minute follow-up nutrition counseling consultations: $170
(2 hours total)

45-Minute Follow-up Consultation Bundle:

Includes (4) 45-minute follow-up nutrition counseling consultations: $255
(3 hours total)

60-Minute Follow-up Consultation Bundle:

Includes (4) 60-minute follow-up nutrition counseling consultations:
$340
(4 hours total)

*Insurance is not accepted.
Melinda Benz LLC is a self-pay virtual nutrition private practice. 
A Superbill, or itemized receipt of service, can be generated at the client’s request after nutrition counseling services have been rendered to submit to their insurance provider for potential reimbursement.

Reimbursement of services is not guaranteed. Any questions or concerns regarding reimbursement would need to be addressed directly between the client and their insurance provider. It’s highly encouraged to check with your insurance provider if they may provide reimbursement for out-of-network telehealth services for nutrition counseling or MNT (Medical Nutrition Therapy).

Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) are accepted.

It is not guaranteed that your HSA/FSA card issuer will approve the charge. Therefore, it’s highly recommended to check first with your HSA/FSA provider to ensure nutrition services are covered and what requirements apply, such as obtaining a Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN) from your doctor.

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