Hey, there friends!! Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? In honor of this great month, how about we send it out with a bang! – & a GIVEAWAY!! Sounds good, right? But first, let me tell you a little bit about an awesome new online dietitian service called Almond! Since I’m a dietetics student & future RD, I’m ALL ABOUT promoting other great RD’s, especially open minded ones.
Almond is all about PERSONAL nutrition coaching! You get to go to the site, take a short quiz, & are matched to the dietitian that best fits YOUR needs.
Almond’s site is very pleasing to the eye & looks to be really user-friendly, which is a huge plus! Once you find the RD that matches your goal & specialty you can then schedule an appointment online with them by viewing their calendar.
- Prior to their consultation, users can send notes to their RD such as questions about preparing for the consultation, their health goals, or what they are hoping to get out of their meeting. Their RD can access any health information the user has provided on their account to best prepare for the consultation. This also means that the RD doesn’t have to spend the first part of the consultation getting the user’s background and health info because it’s all on their Almond account already. All their medical information is encrypted with the latest 256-bit algorithms.
- To meet with their RD, the user simply logs back onto their Almond account and they can join the meeting. The consultations occur via Google’s WebRTC technology, which means their video calls are encrypted and secure too. Pretty awesome technology – gotta love that!
Users can also track their eating on Almond and their RD can see their food log and provide feedback in between consultations, which is a nice benefit.
A little bit about what makes Almond different…
Easily find an expert: Almond matches you to top dietitians based on your health goal. Whether you want to lose weight, train for a sport, or prevent heart disease, you can easily see the RDs’ experiences and expertise.
Convenient to use: See your RD’s availability, book a consultation, and meet with them online all through Almond’s private and secure platform. You can do this from the comfort of your own home without the hassle of waiting in traffic or at the clinic.
100% customized plan: No two bodies are the same, and no two nutrition plans should be either. Through 1-on-1 video coaching sessions, your RD gets to know your lifestyle, needs and goals. They create a nutrition plan tailored specifically to you.
Keeps you accountable: In between sessions, your RD reviews your food log and provides feedback. They help you stay on track with the small changes each day that lead to sustainable results.
Much more affordable than traditional options: Compared to meeting with RDs in person which can be $100-$200 per session, Almond is more affordable and convenient without losing the personalized support. All first full consultations on Almond are $60.
I think Almond sounds like a pretty neat service – & being that they are Registered Dietitians – that is the gold standard in nutrition & really the only people qualified to give nutritional advice to aid in medical conditions. So with Almond, you’re not just getting a “nutritionist”, you’re getting a real RD, which is awesome!
So… what do you think?! Would you like to win your very own Full Nutrition Consultation (30 mins – $60 value) and try Almond out for yourself?! Almond has generously agreed to give away 1 Free Full (30-minute) Nutrition Consultation.
Prize details: The winner will receive a free 30-minute video consultation with a dietitian on Almond (regularly $60). In the initial 1:1 video consultation, your dietitian will discuss your health goals, medical history & lifestyle and provide tactical nutrition recommendations that fits your needs. It’s the first step to building a personalized nutrition plan that can include customized meal plans & recipes, supplement recommendations and suggestions for picking out menu items when eating out.
Giveaway will run for one week… ends on Wednesday April 1st, 2015. Winner will be randomly chosen & notified via email. Good luck!!
*Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this review in any way. All opinions are my own.