Samantha Linden, BA, RDN is a registered dietitian nutritionist and the founder of Nutrition In Balance, a nutrition consulting and counseling practice in Southeastern Michigan. She is also on staff, in a clinical capacity, as a contingent dietitian at both St. John’s Hospital and Providence Park Hospital.
We offer programs and packages that can help a broad array of cllients: from those dealing with chronic conditions such as diabetes, obesity or severe food allergies to those who simply want to lose substantial weight or adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Why it’s important to work with a licensed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
When researching options for nutrition professionals, it is important to confirm that the person you choose is a Registered Dietitian and not simply a “Nutritionist”. Registered Dietitians have the following credentials, not held by unlicenced providers:
- Completion of a required amount of clinical work in accredited healthcare facilites.
- Completion of a substantial amount of training, confirmed by a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
- Have the ability, in appropriate cases, to accept healthcare insurance for physician referred clients.
- Required maintanence of stringent continuing professional educational requirements to stay current with the most up to date best nutrition practices.