VIRTUAL Nutrition at the Y
No matter your health or nutrition goals, the YMCA’s various nutrition programs with our registered dietitian can provide you with the tools, support, and motivation you need to reach them. Our passionate and committed dietitian provides remote services via zoom and phone so you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home to get the information you need to live your healthiest life.
Why meet with a Registered Dietitian?
Registered Dietitians are food and nutrition experts with the knowledge to help translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living.
- Expertise- Our registered dietitians are nationally certified and have completed all the necessary educational requirements according to the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
- Learn- Get a nutrition toolkit with recipes and research-backed information to help build your healthiest life.
- Success- Experience success through accountability, motivation, and encouragement.
- Outcomes- Achieve your desired outcomes with the right information and goals for you
- Convenient- Attend nutrition sessions from the comfort of your home via Zoom or your phone.
- Individualized- Nutrition information and goals designed just for you, because every body is different.
Meet our Registered Dietitian
Natalie Barnett, MS, RD, LDN
BIO: Natalie received both her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Clinical Nutrition from East Tennessee State University in her hometown of Johnson City, TN. She completed a 1200-hour dietetic internship in a variety of nutrition specialties, including diabetes, heart disease, dialysis, and clinical care, and passed a state board exam from the Commission on Dietetic Registration. She is currently licensed to practice nutrition in the state of Tennessee. Natalie is passionate about helping others find their healthiest and happiest selves through nutrition and believes all foods have a place in a healthy lifestyle.
INTERESTS/HOBBIES: Natalie loves to travel to new places, hike, try new forms of exercise, read, knit and crochet, design stickers for her Etsy shop, and find new local and vegan restaurants to enjoy!
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS NATALIE WORKS WITH: In addition to nutrition counseling, Natalie also works for the Y's After Breast Cancer and Weight Loss Programs.
All About Virtual Nutrition
Pricing below is for 1-on-1 member sessions only
60 Minute Sessions
- 1 Session | $65
- 4 Sessions | $250 ($62.50/session)
- 8 Sessions | $480 ($60/session)
- 12 Sessions | $690 ($57.50/session)
30 Minute Sessions
- 1 Session | $45
- 4 Sessions | $175 ($43.75/session)
- 8 Sessions | $340 ($42.50/session)
- 12 Sessions | $495 ($41.25/session)
Pricing below is for 1-on-1 non-member sessions only
60 Minute Sessions
- 1 Session | $95
- 4 Sessions | $360 ($90/session)
- 8 Sessions | $680 ($85/session)
- 12 Sessions | $960 ($80/session)
30 Minute Sessions
- 1 Session | $60
- 4 Sessions | $230 ($57.50/session)
- 8 Sessions | $440 ($55/session)
- 12 Sessions | $630 ($52.50/session)
We will start with a check-in, see how you are doing with your goals, adjust if we need to, and then we will discuss whatever topic you have decided upon. At the end, we will set new goals and decide on a topic for our next session.
Each session is individualized to meet your needs. Before your first session, you will be sent a nutrition questionnaire to get some background information. The first session will be an intake and discussion of your interests and goals. If you need help coming up with topics to ask Natalie about, there is a list of popular nutrition topics that you can choose from.
Q: WHAT IS A REGISTERED DIETITIAN (RD)?
A: An RD is a food and nutrition expert who has met academic and professional requirements approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
Q: WHY IS NUTRITION COUNSELING MORE EXPENSIVE THAN PERSONAL TRAINING?
A: A Registered Dietitian has to go through a more extensive process to receive their licensure than a Personal Trainer. While most Personal Trainers do have a degree in the field, RDs are required to have a Master’s in Dietetics or Nutrition, complete a dietetic internship, pass a national registration exam, and receive a state licensure.
Q: WILL I GET A DIET OR MEAL PLAN TO FOLLOW IN THESE SESSIONS?
A: Not necessarily. The focus of these sessions is to help you build a toolkit of nutrition knowledge to build your healthiest lifestyle. However, if you wish to discuss a specific health concern that has a pattern of eating associated with good outcomes (i.e. DASH Diet and heart disease, MIND Diet and brain health, etc.), you might be encouraged to try out some aspects of that diet.
Q: ARE THERE PRE-DETERMINED TOPICS CHOSEN BY THE DIETITIAN OR DOES THE PARTICIPANT GET TO CHOOSE?
A: We like to make each session as individualized as possible. However, if you are having a hard time coming up with questions, we have a list of popular topics you can choose from.
Q: WILL I GET CALORIE AND MACRONUTRIENT CALCULATIONS?
A: Only if you express interest. Some clients have trauma related to counting calories and macros, and we believe it can create negative behaviors in some, so we only do this if someone asks for it.
Q: I’M AN ATHLETE. WILL THE RD BE ABLE TO HELP ME?
A: Natalie doesn’t specialize in sports nutrition, but can give you information on how many calories and macronutrients you may need to consume while performing.
Q: HOW SHOULD I FILL OUT MY NUTRITION QUESTIONNAIRE?
A: The Questionnaire is available in PDF form – it can be filled out online, saved, and emailed back OR it can be printed, the answers filled out with an ink pen, scanned, and emailed back to the RD.
Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 30- AND 60-MINUTE SESSIONS?
A: 60-minute sessions will go a little more in-depth than 30-minute ones.
Q: HOW OFTEN WILL WE MEET?
A: Frequency will be determined on an individual basis.
Q: WILL MY SESSIONS EXPIRE?
A: Sessions will need to be utilized within a year of purchase.
Q: WHERE DO THE NUTRITION SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?
A: The nutrition sessions are virtual and can take place via video call on Zoom or via audio call by phone.
3 FOR $99 NEW CLIENT SPECIAL
Take advantage of our 3 for $99 deal for new clients. You’ll get 3 hour-long sessions with our registered dietitian to discuss any and all of your nutrition-related queries! Sign up at the Welcome Desk or submit an interest form below.