Goodness. I didn’t mean to open a can of beans and think I’ve stated my reasonings & purpose wrong.
Sam – I am a Certified Athletic Trainer (NATABOC) with a degree in Human Performance and Sport. I am also a certified personal trainer (AFPA) and a Pre/Post Natal Health Coach (Dr. Sears LEAN). I also have about 15 hours of additional nutrition and sports nutrition continuing education. Under the scope of my ATC credentials, I can give a bit more personalized nutritional advice than as just a CPT do to the scope outlined in that accredited program and certification. That being said, I do not prescribe meal plans to my clients. That is truly under the direction of a RD, and I’ve worked with them and still do, for clients who have specific dietary needs. In addition, I am currently in a holistic nutrition program (IIN), and even upon graduating I still won’t be creating person-specific meal plans.
If anyone has suggestions on how they education their client on nutrition and meal plan examples, I would love to hear. In the meantime, I will also follow up with the RD’s that I work with, although I am hoping to find something that is easy and user-friendly.