Meet With a Registered Dietician

Receive Nutrition Counseling from Our Experienced Dietician

Comprehensive care means factoring in one of the largest contributors to a person’s health – their diet. As a ProPartners Healthcare member, you will have full access to our registered dietician who delivers:

Our Registered Dietician Is Focused on Your Health

Our dietician is available for one-on-one consultations or for consultations with couples with a referral from their ProPartners physician or at their own request. Dieticians help members manage their weight loss and weight management goals, control medical conditions, and assist with navigating food allergies or trigger foods for inflammatory conditions.

You may benefit from nutrition counseling if you have:

Meet Our Registered Dieticians

Mary Jo Mason, RDN, CDCES

Mary Jo received her Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics from Kansas State University. She has worked in various settings serving prenatal- to geriatric-aged clients and everything in between. She specializes in diabetes care and education and initially received her diabetes certification in 1993.

Mary Jo believes in the role nutrition and positive health habits play in a person’s overall well-being. She will work with you to discuss your health goals and together you will develop an individualized plan that moves you toward those goals one step at a time.

As an advocate of good health habits, she tries to practice what she preaches by mostly eating healthy foods (her favorite snack is almonds and chocolate – dark of course!), swing dancing, enjoying time with family and friends and exploring the many trails in and around Kansas City.

Meeting With a Dietician FAQs

Q: How can a registered dietician help me?
A: Dieticians provide expert advice and strategies for a variety of needs including weight loss, managing chronic diseases, improving athletic performance, addressing digestive issues, and crafting balanced vegetarian or vegan diets. They can also help with food allergies and intolerances.

Q: What should I expect during my first appointment with a dietician?
A: During your first visit, the dietician will typically conduct a comprehensive assessment of your dietary habits, health history, lifestyle, and goals. This may involve discussing your current diet, physical activity levels, medical conditions, and any specific concerns you have. Based on this information, they will work with you to develop a personalized nutrition plan.

Q: How often will I need to meet with a dietician?
A: The frequency of appointments depends on your individual needs and goals. Some people only need a few sessions to get on the right track, while others may require ongoing support for chronic health issues or long-term goals. This subject can be discussed and planned during your initial sessions.

Q: Can a dietician help with food allergies?
A: Yes, dieticians are trained to help manage food allergies. They will identify the foods that cause reactions and develop a diet plan that avoids them while still meeting all your nutritional needs.