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TNC is an exclusive network of the top dietitians in the world. We help you find the right one for you.
Janine Thomas
Renal Registered Dietitian
Serves clients everywhere
B.S. in Dietetics from Sacramento State University
B.S. in Dietetics from Sacramento State University
Areas of Expertise
Weight Management
Bariatric Surgery
Heart Disease
About Me

As a certified renal nutritionist, Janine has been helping people reach their health goals for over a decade. In that time, she's learned that although every person has unique dietary needs and preferences, they all want to feel amazing. That's why she tailors her approach to each individual client, using a combination of evidence-based scientific research, intuitively-driven holistic practices, and personal experience.

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Lauren Levy
Renal Registered Dietitian
Serves clients everywhere
Master of Science (MS) in Nutritional Biology University of California, Davis
Master of Science (MS) in Nutritional Biology University of California, Davis
Areas of Expertise
Overall health and wellness
Renal
Diabetes
About Me

Lauren graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Nutritional Sciences and then earned her RD from the University of Texas at Austin. She has worked as a registered dietitian at various medical centers in Phoenix, Arizona, including the Mayo Clinic. She believes that when you have a strong mind and body, anything is possible!

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Meghan Perkins
Renal Registered Dietitian
Serves clients everywhere
University of Northern Colorado, Bachelors Degree (BS) in Nutrition and Dietetics (2012)
University of Northern Colorado, Bachelors Degree (BS) in Nutrition and Dietetics (2012)
Areas of Expertise
Pre-diabetes/Diabetes
Renal
Chronic Disease
About Me

Meghan Perkins is a renal nutritionist who uses data and compassion to help people achieve their goals. She believes that to achieve our best selves, we need to understand what works and what doesn't—and then use that knowledge to get where we want to be.

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Rachel Coury
Renal Registered Dietitian
Serves clients everywhere
Bachelor of Science (BS) in food science and human nutrition from Clemson University.
Bachelor of Science (BS) in food science and human nutrition from Clemson University.
Areas of Expertise
Overall Wellness
Heart Disease
Renal
About Me

A registered dietitian nutritionist with a passion for adventure, Rachel Coury loves helping people feel their best in the outdoors. She's an avid hiker, cyclist, and runner. With over 10 years of experience, her expertise as a renal nutritionist is backed by a blend of mindfulness and hard science.

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Stacey Simon
Renal Registered Dietitian
Serves clients everywhere
Master of Science (MS) in clinical nutrition from New York University
Master of Science (MS) in clinical nutrition from New York University
Areas of Expertise
Heart disease
Kidney disease
Diabetes
About Me

Stacey Simon is a certified renal nutritionist, author, and all-around registered dietitian who loves helping people get their nutrition on track. She's been featured in several publications, including Shape magazine, Prevention magazine, and Women's Health. She has an MBA from NYU and a B.S. in nutrition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Finding the best renal, or kidney, nutritionist comes down to finding the best renal nutritionist for you. Before committing to a renal nutritionist, consider the following points:

Renal & Early CKD
Our trusted renal dietitians specialize in providing tailored nutritional support to those suffering from renal and early-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD). We work one-on-one with you to understand your lifestyle, health, eating habits, and diagnosis in order to develop the best strategy for your kidney health needs.
Problems urinating
If you have difficulty urinating or have urinary tract issues, it is best to consult with an expert renal nutritionist for assistance in developing the most effective nutritional strategy for your situation. We can assist you in addressing dietary concerns or lifestyle habits related to problematic urinating in a way that is long-term effective for you.
Kidney stones
We have experienced renal dietitians who can assist you, whether you have had kidney stones in the past or want to develop a plan to reduce the risk of kidney stone formation. We work with you directly to address any health problems or ways of living that could lead to kidney stones and improve your renal health.
Kidney cysts
Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) can cause kidney cysts, which can potentially lead to kidney failure. Consult with a registered renal dietitian who has the necessary experience and knowledge to develop a healthy eating plan to address your condition. You can gain personalized expertise tailored to your lifestyle with the assistance of our team.
Kidney cancer
Kidney or renal pelvic cancer requires a tailored treatment plan, and it's always a good idea to work with a renal nutritionist who can guide you through the process. Our experts are qualified to provide informed nutritional counseling and assistance with kidney cancer treatment and underlying dietary concerns.
Kidney infections
Our trusted renal dietitians can help you get started with personalized eating and nutrition strategies to help manage chronic or sudden kidney infections. Our team has extensive experience developing customized plans to assist with lifestyle changes, and we are here to assist you in managing the symptoms and causes of kidney infections.
Acute kidney injury (AKI)
Acute kidney injury (AKI) patients will have varying experiences, and some may require more extensive treatment than others. To manage the risks of AKI, you can develop a personalized approach with the help of a certified renal nutritionist that takes into account your health, situation, lifestyle, and eating habits.
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We provide you with the most up-to-date medical and nutritional advice in renal health, regardless of your renal or kidney health goal. We have worked with people from a wide range of medical backgrounds and will do our best to find you the best expert for your kidney health needs.

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Take our holistic health assessment so we can begin to learn about your lifestyle and goals.

2. Get matched to an expert

We connect you to a nutrition specialist that will talk through so we can guarantee you the right match.
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Easy and convenient scheduling with a few clicks. No long wait times and the vast majority of our members get started within 24-48 hours.

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You and your nutritionist will determine the right plan for you, personalized around your lifestyle, health needs, and goals.
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Finding the best renal, or kidney, nutritionist comes down to finding the best renal nutritionist for you. Before committing to  a renal nutritionist, consider the following points:
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All of our nutritionist engagements include the following:
Free matching service that finds you the right dietitian
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Our matching specialist will thoroughly understand your goals and needs and align your personality with a partner expert nutritionist who will partner with you throughout your journey.
12 virtual consultations with your expert
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Connect virtually with your nutritionist to discuss your custom plan and approach. Regularly meet to make sure the plan is working as intended, adjust as needed, and ensure you hit your goals.
Personalized nutrition and lifestyle plans
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We create a plan tailor made for you that with a clear, easy to follow road map that ensures you hit your health goals.
Access to diagnostic testing to identify root causes
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We offer genetic, microbiome, and blood testing so we can make even more personalized and precise recommendations.
Unlimited messaging and support
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Feel supported 24/7 with your nutritionist and have access to their expertise any time day or night.

Our client outcomes

98%
reduced their hb1ac levels
84%
lowered cholesterol, hypertension, and improved heart health.
92%
improved their kidney functioning
87%
reported feeling more energy, less stress, and better sleep.

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"We find too much confusing nutrition information around us these days. The "secret sauce" will be in us working together to make sense of it all. We will work together to develop simple, realistic, sustainable modifications that'll leave you feeling empowered to achieve your goals!"

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Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families
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Chronic Disease
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Oncology
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General Health and Wellness
6 years
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Stacey Simon

"You know your body best; you know what works for you and what simply doesn’t. We will work together as a partnership, where you drive the car and I hold the roadmap to feeling good in your body."

Areas of Expertise

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Chronic Disease
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Older Adult Nutrition
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General health and wellness
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Weight loss
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Common questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you know a renal nutritionist is a true nutrition expert?

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Anyone can call themselves a renal nutritionist, therefore, there are a few key signs you should look out for to ensure you are working with an expert. One of the best ways to deduce whether or not an individual is qualified is to pay attention to their title and credentials. A Registered Dietitian (RD) (also called a registered dietitian-nutritionist [RDN]) is a specific professional credential that can only be earned by an individual who has at least a bachelor’s degree. This individual will have also completed a series of undergraduate courses approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, supervised practice programs, and a national exam for the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Many Registered Dietitians also have a Master’s degree or other advanced board certifications. Registered Dietitians are also required to complete ongoing continuing education to remain up to date on best practices.

How much does it cost to work with a renal nutritionist?

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The cost of hiring a renal nutritionist will differ depending on location, level of experience, and clinical specialty. Because most patients see renal nutritionists for months, or even years, at a time, some nutritionists will offer monthly or annual packages. Remember that working with a qualified renal dietitian is an investment in your health, and will set you up for success in the future.

What does it mean if a service has a two-week risk-free trial?

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A two-week risk-free trial is designed to help guarantee customer satisfaction. Customers are granted two weeks of complimentary services. During that time, the customer can decide whether or not they would like to continue with the service or opt for another one.

What is a nutrition specialist’s role?

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Before an individual is matched with a renal nutritionist at Top Nutrition Counseling, they will undergo a nutrition consultation. This is essentially a matching service where a specialist will learn more about a prospective client's needs. This allows the nutrition specialist to learn as much as they can about the client in order for them to match the client with the best possible renal nutritionist for them.

What do I do if I disapprove of a nutrition specialist’s suggestions?

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If you don’t like the recommendations made by a nutrition specialist, don’t shy away or be afraid to tell them why. A nutrition specialist’s primary goal is to make your nutrition journey the best it can possibly be – they will do anything in their power to achieve this goal. If there is a specific reason that you disagree with a nutrition specialist’s suggestions, explain your reasoning and why you are dissatisfied. The nutrition specialist can then go back to the drawing board and find a renal nutritionist that better suits your interests.
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What is a renal nutritionist?

Renal nutritionists are experts in diet and nutrition specifically for individuals who are suffering from kidney disease. Any individual who has been diagnosed with an acute kidney injury,  chronic kidney disease (also called CKD), kidney stones, or polycystic kidney disease can find tremendous benefit from consulting with a renal nutritionist. Those undergoing dialysis or a kidney transplant should be followed by a renal dietitian. As a key member of your care team, renal nutritionists coordinate with members of your support system and medical team to ensure that you are consistently on top of your health. Abiding by your renal nutritionist's food, fluid, and nutrition plan is crucial in promoting kidney health.

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What does a renal nutritionist do?

Regardless of what type of kidney condition you’ve been diagnosed with, your dietitian will create a customized, specific plan of care to best support your kidney health.Your dietitian will take the time to learn more about your kidney diagnosis, your other medical conditions, your recent blood work, and what matters most to you. Your dietitian will help you to better understand how nutrition can impact your kidney health and will make a specific plan of care to not only ensure you’re getting everything your kidneys need but to make sure you understand every dietary adjustment. Your dietitian will help answer your nutrition questions and ensure that you feel confident in how you fuel your body to support your kidney health.

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Benefits of working with a renal nutritionist

If you have kidney disease, the importance of working with a renal nutritionist is paramount. Here are some of the few benefits that come with working with one of these experts.

Renal nutritionists will prioritize your favorite foods

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Your renal dietitian will take the time to get to know your personal food preferences and food aversions. It’s important to establish nutrition goals that you truly enjoy, as nutrition for kidney disease isn’t just a quick diet, but a lifelong improvement in the way you fuel your body.

Renal Dietitians can help you improve your overall health

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Many kidney patients also have other chronic medical conditions like diabetes, hypertension (also called high blood pressure), high cholesterol, gout, and more. A renal dietitian can help you eat to best support your medical conditions, and can help you improve your relationship with food. If you have chronic kidney disease, your nutrition needs may change as your disease progresses. A renal nutritionist will not only know what you should consume for each stage of your disease, but they will also know the best foods for you to eat for your overall health.

Renal dietitians are a trustworthy resource

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If you are unsure whether something is healthy for you, you can use your renal nutritionist as a resource. A renal nutritionist will tell you basic information about what nutrients (including, but not limited to protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, and minerals) to consume, but when it comes down to extremely specific foods and meals, you will likely have numerous questions you want to run by your renal nutritionist for peace of mind. We all know that searching the internet can turn up unreliable and even unsafe answers to our questions, and the best way to know with confidence that we’re eating the right foods is to ask the expert: your dietitian.

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How to find a renal nutritionist near me

One of the quickest ways to find a renal nutritionist near you is to ask for recommendations from your current healthcare providers. Your general practitioner may know of a credible specialist that they can connect you with that will suit your interests. Better yet, this nutritionist may even be covered by your insurance.

If you are thorough with your research, qualified renal nutritionists can also be found online. Individuals can use the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) or other reliable nutritionist portals like Top Nutrition Coaching as resources.

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Living Well Scholarship

Scholarship award: $500
The Living Well Scholarship is an annual $500 scholarship that's open to all students who strive to live a well-balanced life. The deadline to apply is November 15, 2024, and winners will be announced on December 14, 2024.
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Trying to live a balanced lifestyle can be difficult, but it can have a great impact on us as individuals, as well as the world around us. Living a well-balanced life includes what we put into our bodies, how active we are physically, as well as the products we purchase and use—from beauty products to water bottles.

At Top Nutrition Coaching, we want to recognize the importance of a balanced lifestyle in every aspect. It’s not easy to exert energy and give time to all of the things we should do to be healthy, and we want to recognize someone who goes above and beyond to have a positive impact on themselves and the world around them.

Previous Top Nutrition Coaching scholarship winners

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$500
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December 14, 2022
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Amount: $500
Application deadline: November 15
Winner Announcement Date: December 14
Recurring: Annually
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Eligibility requirements:
To qualify for this scholarship, please review the following eligibility criteria carefully. Ensure you meet these requirements prior to submitting your application.
Consciously tries to live a balanced lifestyle
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
Current U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
How to Apply:
You can apply for this scholarship on the Bold.org scholarship platform. Simply set up a free account and submit your application for the Living Well Scholarship, along with a short essay answering the following prompts:
Why do you believe living a well-balanced life is important?
How do you balance activities and priorities in your daily life?
Scholarship frequently asked questions:
When is the scholarship deadline?
The application will be open through November 15, 2024.
What is the scholarship prize? 
The scholarship award is $500.
When will the winner be chosen and notified?
Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. Recipients will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
How will the scholarship be paid?
We will send the $500 award check to the recipient in their name.
Is this a recurring scholarship?
Yes, the Living Well Scholarship is an annual scholarship.
How will my scholarship application be verified?
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
How can I get in touch with questions?
If you have any questions about this scholarship, email hello@topnutritioncoaching.com, and we will get back to you as quickly as we can.
How will my application information be used?
Top Nutrition Coaching manages this scholarship with the support of the Bold.org scholarship platform. Bold.org takes student confidentiality and privacy incredibly seriously. Please refer to the application page on Bold.org for full details.

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