Erin Debaillon is a registered and licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist at Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates. With over seven years experience in the field of nutrition, she currently works with a diverse clientele in many areas including weight management, food allergies/intolerances, IBS, and many other disease processes. She is committed to helping people enjoy a healthy life!
Erin was born in Lafayette, Louisiana, and has been a New Orleans resident for the past five years. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dietetics from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she was active in organizations such as the Student Dietetic Association and the Lafayette District Dietetic Association. After receiving her degree, Erin completed a Dietetic Internship at Nicholls State University, where she was recognized as the “Most Outstanding Dietetic Student in a Dietetic Internship in Louisiana” by the Louisiana Dietetic Association.
Erin maintains active membership in many professional organizations, including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Louisiana Dietetic Association, and Strathmore’s Who’s Who. She also enjoys competing in many annual running events, including the New Orleans Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon.
What is a Registered Dietitian? A Registered Dietitian (RD) is a nutrition professional. They are the most credible, objective source of nutrition information. They are trained in the use of nutrition to prevent and control disease. The credentials RD indicate that the practitioner has received a bachelor’s degree in nutrition, completed at least 1200 hours of supervised practice, passed a national registration exam, and maintains continuing professional education requirements to uphold registration.
A registered dietitian uses evidence based research to provide the public with sound nutrition and food advice. You can trust a registered dietitian to provide you with factual and valuable health related information!
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Does my insurance cover my visit to see a registered dietitian? Many insurance plans will cover your visit to see a registered dietitian. If your insurance company does not, be sure to request this benefit. Medicare allows a certain number of visits for people with diabetes or end-stage renal disease. Check with your provider to determine if you are eligible to see a registered dietitian under Medicare.