Frequently Asked Questions


1. What is a "CNS" nutritionist?

"Nutritionist" is a broad term that includes individuals with various training and credentials. The "CNS" is an accredited certification that distinguishes advanced nutrition professionals, enabling them to practice medical nutrition therapy and other aspects of nutrition care in many states. The CNS professionals are advanced nutritionists and licensed healthcare provider with specialized training in nutrition including:

  • Master or Doctoral degrees in nutrition

  • MD, DO, DC, DDS, DNP, ND, PharmD, RD, and others

The CNS is administered by BCNS, the certifying body of American Nutrition Association. For more details, please visit https://theana.org/sites/default/files/pdf/CNS%20Sell%20Sheet_Aug2020.pdf

 

2. What is a Certified Nutritional Genomics Specialist (CNGS)?

The CNGS is a specialty certification credentialed by BCNS, the certifying body of American Nutrition Association. It identifies a trained professional in Nutritional Genomics. 

3. What are the differences between CNS nutritionists and RDs (registered dietitians)?

  • Education:

    • CNS credential requires a minimum of MS or Doctorate degree in clinical nutrition or a related healthcare field.

    • RD credential requires a minimum of BS in dietetics or nutrition.

  • Training:

    • CNSs are trained to have diverse experience and training in personalized nutrition, science, assessment, intervention, and monitoring, public health, and practice management.

    • RDs are trained to have experience and training in dietetics, food service,  management, nutrition care for individuals and groups.

4. Do you accept health insurance?

No. Insurance companies do not take nutritionists or health coaches into their networks. 

5. Are the sessions conducted in person or through video?

All sessions are currently conducted via zoom. 

6. Am I an ideal candidate for your programs?

If you answer "Yes" to all the following questions, you are an ideal candidate:

  • Are you ready and committed to receiving the guidance and doing the necessary work to address your health issue(s)?

  • Do you believe in the power of nutrition? 

  • Do you believe your body has the healing ability if given what it needs?

  • Are you willing to make dietary changes and commit additional time to home meal preparation?

  • Are you willing to implement a nutritional supplement regimen to optimize your health?

  • Are you receptive to standard (and, in some cases, advanced) lab testing to help uncover root causes of health issues?

  • Are you willing to follow through with remedial protocols to address nutrition and health imbalances?

  • Will you be compliant with the recommended dietary and lifestyle changes?

7. Are these programs provided by Precision Nutrition refundable?

The purchased consultation sessions, memberships, and labs are not refundable.