​Come with us on a Voyage To Great Health!

​​ Cathy Hains is your  caring and compassionate Nutrition, Health and Weight Management Coach, for the Gig Harbor, the South Sound Area & Nationwide

Lighthouse Nutrition & Wellness

7116 Stinson Ave. Suite A-206
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Office:  253-269-8888
Private Fax:  844-364-8491

Why You Should Choose a Registered Dietitian?

Treat yourself right!

Should a plumber work on your taxes? Or a veterinarian see your sick child? Or a car be taken in to be fixed by a kindergarten teacher? You get the point!  Each professional specialist handles a different area. It's not appropriate for chiropractors, personal trainers or supplement salespeople or other professionals who are trying to make a living off nutrition who do not have appropriate training, to sell nutrition products or therapeutic services.

A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist:

  • Has a medical background training in hospitals and clinics and other nutrition venues, usually 1,000+ documented hours
  • Has a solid background training in physical health
  • Had to pass a monitored national board exam for registered dietitians
  • Will be able to apply Medical Nutrition Therapy to your condition(s) - Don't look to your typical corner nutritionist to do this for you.
  • Will help you sort out fact from fiction in the nutrition fiel
  • Is trained on counseling skills to help you where you're at 
  • Is required for continued status as an RDN, to document 75 continuing education credits in nutrition and nutrition-related subjects every five years for approval

Nutrition Care = Registered Dietitians

Many people don't realize that dietitians and some nutritionists (with educational background, continuing education and accountability) are the go-to for nutrition, and dietitians have been long trying to get the word out. These days, the expertise of dietitian-nutritionists are no longer just found in hospitals and clinics. Now you can find them in private practice, still staying connected to physicians and nurses and therapists, and helping clients as the nutrition authority.   

"Registered Dietitian-Nutritionists (RDN's) hold the highest level of nutrition counseling in their specialty areas. 
​'Anyone can call themselves a nutritionist, but only a registered dietitian (RD) or registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) has completed multiple layers of education and training established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). In addition to holding a bachelor's degree, and often a Master's or higher, an RD or RDN must fulfill a specially designed, accredited nutrition curriculum, complete an extensive supervised program of practice at a health care facility, food service organization or community agency and pass a rigorous registration exam. What's more, roughly half of all RDs and RDNs hold graduate degrees and many have certifications in specialized fields, such as sports, pediatric, renal, oncology or gerontological nutrition.'"”   – Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

You deserve an expert in nutrition.

So don't do what everyone else is doing - signing up for "do-it-yourself weight loss and nutrition" or for the latest shiny marketing gimmick online or elsewhere.  Treat yourself right!  Find a registered dietitian with the personality and area of expertise you are looking for.  If we fit your needs, we hoe you will give us a call today!