Nutrition: The Best Prescription LLC

"Meeting the nutritional needs of many of Baltimore's finest eaters." Enjoy an abundance of flavorful food options while achieving your wellness goals. You'll feel great too!

About Rosanna

Rosanna Gibbons MS LDN is a nutrition educator and counselor with a 40 year career in the private practice, public health, corporate, community, counseling and entrepreneurial settings .A graduate of Medical College of Virginia Dietetic Internship Program, and a Full Graduate Assistant in Medical Biology from Long Island University, CW Post Campus, Rosanna has lectured on the national and international level, at Food Nutrition Conferences and Expositions of the American Dietetic Association.

She has presented at International Diabetes Federation and Academy of Diabetes Educators conventions. She has been a mentor for the Physician Nutrition Education Program of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has developed validated screening tools for outcome studies in heart disease at Johns Hopkins Medical Centers , and for home care care planning for Abbott Pharmaceuticals. She has published professional reference texts, and coauthored position papers for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has testified at government forums such as National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine Food and Nutrition Board . She is noted extensively on the web from her prior posts as a Yahoo Health Expert website Eat Better Live Better.Most recently she has completed the American Dietetic Association certification in Adult Weight Management.

She specializes in providing customized nutrition case management with a focus on achieving optimal health outcomes and lifelong nutritional change.

Her professional philosophy is best embodied by the mission statement: “Providing customized nutrition solutions for everyone!”

In her spare time, Rosanna loves to stay active dancing, biking, hooping and kayaking. She enjoys traveling and taking cooking lessons everywhere she goes. Her most recent passion is "Drumming Down the Sun". You can occasionally catch her at drum circles around Sarasota, FL.

My Approach to Nutrition Counseling

Personalized Meal Plan Development and Customized Progress Monitoring Cut through the health-craze din to target advice that is personalized, thoughtful, and effective.

No 'points,' one-size-fits-all, prefab meals, tear off sheet, or bestseller list dieting here. Every nutrition plan is an individualized work of art :customized to specific food preferences, medical needs and lifestyle. You don’t have to give up your favorite foods to eat healthy! Individualized case management with frequent follow ups is key to nutrition success. We will monitor changes in body composition, lab work, and lifestyle to ensure permanent nutrition success. Let's work together to achieve your health, weight, and fitness goals.

Rosanna supports patients with widely different goals and needs. You can take control of your eating habits and reduce the progression of chronic disease and reliance on medications. She specializes in developing nutrition plans for individuals with complex medical conditions. Rosanna Gibbons has the expertise to customize an eating style to meet your specific nutrition needs, including: Weight Loss Management , Heart Health, Diabetes and Blood Sugar Control, Sports Nutrition, Cholesterol Management, Blood Pressure Control, Pediatric Nutrition, Disease Prevention, Gastro -Intestinal Disorders, Oncology, and Culinary Arts

See our referring physicians page for further details. Rosanna has counseled athletes at a professional, collegiate, and high school level. See our Nutrition for Athletes page additional information on her approach to Sports and Fitness Nutrition.

Receive the counseling you need in the way that works best for you and your lifestyle. In between or in lieu of face-to-face sessions receive continuous attention and coaching via Skype, Face Time, email, and phone call follow up. Your nutritionist is on call to respond to you when you need her, however you prefer to communicate!

In addition to Individual Counseling, Rosanna provides the following services:

Genetic Testing

Want the most customized diet based on your genetic make up? Through a simple saliva test, Rosanna will design a nutrition plan based on your body's nutritional risk factors.

See our Genetic Testing Page for additional information.

Worksite Wellness Programs

Interested in facilitating some office-wide healthy eating? Rosanna offers one hour lectures on a variety of topics. All presentations include easy to follow slides, question and answer periods and handouts.

See our Worksite Wellness Page for the list of presentation topics we offer.

Consulting

Launching a new product or program? Bring on Rosanna to provide expert advice and enhance your credibility. As your consulting Registered Dietitian, Rosanna will meet with your team to guide and shape your product and project.

See our Consulting Page for additional information.

Insurance and Fees: working with you to address your insurance concerns.

Insurance

85% of all insurance companies in the state of Maryland do recognize nutrition counseling services delivered by a registered dietitian, when there is a medical issue such as high blood pressure or diabetes. However, individual coverage does vary! Consult with your insurance carrier for details on the inclusion criteria of your particular plan. Assistance is available to facilitate submission of invoices to your insurance company but direct billing is not offered.

Fees

Rates are based on usual and customary fees as recognized by most insurance companies. As cases vary, fees are not posted on this website, but more guidance can be provided by contacting us.

Location

Dear Valued Nutrition Patron:

Due to covid – concerns, I am conducting my practice predominantly via tele-health .


Scheduling and Policies

To schedule an appointment with Rosanna, contact her via email at nutritionbestrx@verizon.net or via phone at (410)472 3274. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response.

Our office is conveniently located proximal to Hunt Valley Town Center with ample free parking.

Initial Session

Prior to the initial session, please keep a journal of everything you eat over a three day period. You can email this information to the office or bring it with you to your first appointment.

Medical records, doctors consult reports, lab data, and blood sugar records are all helpful data to compliment and complete your nutrition care.

At the initial session you will receive a comprehensive nutrition assessment including: diet record evaluation, a food personality test, body fat and lean muscle measurements, evaluation of lab data, and development of a customized care plan. You will leave that day with the beginnings of an individualized nutrition plan. Plan on spending at least a full hour for your initial appointment.

Follow Up Sessions

All follow-ups (face to face or electronic) are approximately 40 minutes in length. Follow up time is devoted to progress monitoring, coaching on , restaurant roadmapping, supermarket strategies, creative cookery, label reading, menu development, and strategies for further improving nutrition success.

Cancellations and No- Shows

Please provide 48 hours notice if you ae unable to keep an appointment. Full payment will be charged for any missed or canceled appointments with less than 48 hours notice.

Payment

Please provide payment at the time of your visit. An itemized invoice will gladly be provided. Cash, health savings accounts, credit cards, and checks are accepted.

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