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If you’re serious about sports performance, proper nutritional planning is critical. At BreakThrough, we are serious about being comprehensive in our approach. As such, we’ve partnered with Bay Area Nutrition, the Bay Area’s experts in nutritional consulting services. Combine nutritional consulting with your sports performance program and ensure that you’ve given yourself the best opportunity to succeed.

Onsite Registered Dietitian Services:

Bay Area Nutrition, LLC, the Bay Area’s premier group of Registered Dietitians (RDs), offers dietitian services in Sunnyvale at BreakThrough. The dietitians at Bay Area Nutrition, LLC have been working with individuals and families since 1999 to improve their health, wellness and quality of life. We welcome the opportunity to work with you on your journey to a healthier you!

  • To schedule an appointment with their registered dietitian, Rebecca Sugumar, MS, RD via their online scheduling tool, click here.
  • For an article from the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics regarding the “Top 10 reasons why consulting with a registered dietitian can benefit you”, click here.

Be sure to contact us with any nutrition related questions or concerns or contact Bay Area Nutrition, LLC directly at (408) 370-7731.

You can also conveniently schedule online by clicking here!

Registered Dietitian

Rebecca Sugumar, MS, RD is available to see clients on Mondays by appointment at BreakThough Physical Therapy in Sunnyvale. Rebecca completed her Didactic Program in Dietetics at San Jose State University and her internship with a concentration in diabetes education. She earned her BS degree in Nutrition, Food Service Management & Dietetics, and her MS degree in Food Science & Nutrition both from the University of Madras, India. Rebecca takes a holistic approach to wellness, and practices evidence based nutrition, tailoring nutrition recommendations to each individual. She is passionate about helping her clients take baby steps to change their lifestyle towards improved health and well-being. She also enjoys providing nutrition education at schools and health fairs. In her spare time she loves to cook and take walks with her family and dog.

Registered Dietitian Testimonials

New Awareness

“My trainer recommended Bay Area Nutrition. Not knowing what to expect I kept an open mind. Rebecca has been wonderful and very supportive. She has helped me to understand how the different food groups work to provide nourishment to the body. I am learning how to really read food labels and buy food that gives me what I need. Rebecca has been so supportive always making sure my concerns and questions are answered. I’ve been amazed at how I have more energy and feel better overall”. (P.L.)

Consultation

“My recent visit at Bay Area Nutrition, LLC was very informative and a positive eye opening experience. Rebecca was professional, providing me with information, answering all my questions and concerns”. (H.C)

Guidelines

“My first visit was very good. It enlightened me into things I was doing wrong and to read more of the packaging. She talked to me about how important breakfast and lunch is to our metabolism and how to get it going. I look forward to improving myself more in the future.” (M.F.)

Nutrition Counseling Benefits (Medical Nutrition Therapy)

If you have Diabetes California state law (SB 64) requires your insurance company to reimburse for Medical Nutrition Therapy. If you need Medical Nutrition Therapy to manage high cholesterol or blood pressure, kidney disease, malnutrition, food allergies, eating disorders or gastro-intestinal disorders (IBS, Chrohn’s, Celiac disease) your medical insurance may reimburse for nutrition services.

The Dietitians at Bay Area Nutrition are providers for a number of insurance companies, including the Santa Clara County Individual Practice Association (SCCIPA), Aetna, HealthNet and Medicare. Most other insurance companies do not contract with dietitians, however, this does not mean they will not consider covering the service.

It is best to get a referral from your medical doctor and contact your insurance company to make sure that Medical Nutrition Therapy procedure codes (CPT) 97802 & 97803, are a covered benefit. We recommend you get any authorization in writing from your insurance company, otherwise you may be held responsible for the charges.

What Is an RD?

Registered dietitians, or RDs, are the food and nutrition experts, translating the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. The expertise, training and credentials that back a registered dietitian are vital for promoting positive lifestyle choices.

RDs have at least a Bachelor’s in Nutrition or related field, completed an internship, and passed the RD exam. In addition, RDs have to practice continuing education to remain current. Anyone can call themselves a nutritionist. In California there is no law requiring any education or training to be a nutritionist.

When you need food and nutrition information based on fact or need to know how a healthy diet improves health and fights disease—rely on qualified professionals in the field.

Registered dietitians draw on their experience to develop a personalized nutrition plan for individuals of all ages. They are able to separate facts from fads and translate nutritional science into information you can use. A registered dietitian can put you on the path to lowering weight, eating healthfully and reducing your risk of chronic disease.

 

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