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Jamie McDermott, MS, RD/LD

Jamie McDermott, MS
Jamie McDermott, MS, RD/LD

Meet Jamie

Jamie McDermott, MS, RD/LD, is a registered dietitian and licensed nutritionist practicing at the Shoulder Center of Arkansas. She is also a clinical nutrition consultant for the Arkansas Razorbacks, where she advises athletes on performance nutrition, sees those struggling with disordered eating, and co-leads a weekly support group. Knowing that extreme diets and fads don't work for the long term, Jamie teaches clients how to reach their ideal weight and become healthier by eating real foods in the right proportions - while at home, work, dining out, or at social events.

Medical Nutrition Therapy / Nutrition Counseling

Changing what one eats can drastically improve many medical conditions, such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension. Jamie offers counseling and nutrition intervention for the following:

  • Weight loss (adults, teens, children)
  • Diabetes (type 2, gestational)
  • High cholesterol / triglycerides
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Celiac disease / gluten intolerance
  • Eating disorders
  • Sports and performance nutrition
  • Vegan and vegetarian diets

Services Offered

Nutrition Counseling - Initial Visit

During a private, one-hour initial consultation with Jamie, you will review your medical history, dieting history, nutrition and weight goals. Jamie will recommend diet changes and provide written guidelines to get you started on your path to a healthier lifestyle.

Nutrition Counseling - Follow up Visits

Follow up sessions are available in 30 or 60 minute increments. In each follow up appointment, Jamie will review the changes that have been made since the last visit, review food logs and make suggestions, and discuss steps for the next appointment.

Nutrition Counseling Packages

Not only do counseling packages provide clients with a discounted rate on each session, they offer continuous monitoring and support. Numerous research studies have shown that individuals who are the most successful with positive nutrition, weight, and lifestyle changes receive frequent, regular support from their coach, even after goals have been met.

Jamie offers a number of counseling packages that provide analysis of the client's current diet, nutrition education, an individualized meal plan, recipes, and tools to help you maintain positive changes and weight goals.

Gold Package (10 visits)

Clients who purchase the gold package will receive routine, long term support and will learn new tools for meeting and sustaining their health and nutrition goals with each successive hour long visit. With the purchase of the gold package, clients have access to Jamie's support any time.

Silver Package (5 visits)

The silver package ensures that short-term goals are met during 5 hour long appointments. Clients will receive the support and tools they need to make immediate and sustainable health and nutrition changes.

Couples / Family Package

Individuals and/or families who would like to embark on a health journey together are eligible for a discount on either the gold or silver packages.

Follow Up Packages (5 or 10 visits)

Many clients who have met their health and weight goals still benefit greatly from regular support. Follow up packages consist of 30 minute sessions to review current nutrition habits and make any necessary changes if small setbacks occur. A small change is easier to make than a large one after waiting too long!

Additional Services

Grocery Store Tours

Healthy food choices begin at the grocery store! At the location of your choice, Jamie will guide you through each section, boosting your confidence as you learn the best food choices for your particular needs and budget. This tour is open to individuals and small groups. Please inquire for details.

Corporate Wellness

Lunch and learn seminars, group weight loss challenges, and more. Please contact Jamie for details.

Education and Work History

Jamie holds a Master's degree in Nutrition and Food Studies from Marywood University, and a Bachelor's degree in psychology from Bates College. She completed extensive coursework during her study abroad in Australia. She is registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, and is an accredited member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics the Northwest Arkansas District Dietetic Association. Jamie completed her CDR Certificate of Training as a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics and is involved in frequent continuing education opportunities.

In addition to her private practice, Jamie has served as the corporate dietitian for ESPN Headquarters, worked in a hospital outpatient diabetes center, and most recently before moving to Arkansas, was a dietitian team member at an intensive outpatient eating disorders clinic. She has also taught undergraduate and master's level college courses. Jamie is a frequent guest speaker at the University of Arkansas and other health related seminars and has been published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.

Jamie resides in Fayetteville with her husband and two children.

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Phone: (860) 681-3742

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