FAQ

Do I have to be an athlete to work with Davis Sports Nutrition?

Of course not!  Davis Sports Nutrition works with a variety of individuals, teams, and families.  The common theme with all of Davis Sports Nutrition clients is the passion and eagerness to work towards achieving personal and/or group wellness goals.

What is a registered dietitian and how does it differ from a nutritionist?

In the United States, registered dietitians are regulated by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).  They have completed extensive education and internship training as well as passed a national registration exam before earning the “RD” (registered dietitian) credential.   A registered dietitian is required to complete continuing education in order to remain up-to-date on the latest nutrition research and findings.

Why choose a board certified specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD)?

As a CSSD, I have earned the premier professional sports nutrition credential in the United States.  CSSDs provide safe, effective, and evidenced based nutrition services for health, fitness, and athletic performance.  I have experience working with athletes and active individuals, and have been a life-long athlete myself.  I understand the challenges that life presents and can help you navigate and overcome those challenges.

What services do you offer?

Davis Sports Nutrition offers individualized nutrition consulting as well as group education.  Individuals benefit from a personalized approach offered in our wellness packages.  Meal planning, recipe suggestions, and consistent accountability are a few of the most popular services clients seek.

What should I bring to our first consultation?

At or before our first consultation I will need your signed payment and cancellation policy and nutrition assessment form (complete with your detailed food log).  In addition to those two items I kindly ask that you bring an optimistic attitude and a willingness to be open and detailed about your wellness goals.

What are payment options?  Do you take insurance? 

Davis Sports Nutrition services are typically not covered by insurance, but if you feel your service may be eligible for reimbursement, Ellen will provide an itemized receipt for your service.  Credit, check, or automatic bank transfer are available as payment options.

How do you calculate my energy needs?

Davis Sports Nutrition uses a variety of mathematical equations to determine your energy needs based on height, current weight, age, gender, daily activity level, and additional daily workout energy expenditure.  Based on your individual wellness goals, Ellen will provide suggestions in your personalized fuel plan to help you meet your goals.  Additionally, Davis Sports Nutrition works with ZOOM Performance, who is able to provide an accurate evaluation of the number of calories you use at rest.  While working with Ellen at Davis Sports Nutrition, this test is available at a discounted rate through ZOOM Performance.