Megan Raupp, MS, RD, LDN, is a registered and licensed dietitian in the State of Illinois. Megan received both her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Nutrition and Dietetics from Northern Illinois University. While attending NIU, she completed the Graduate Certificate of Study in Eating Disorders and Obesity. Megan has gained experience by working at Linden Oaks Hospital in the Inpatient Eating Disorder Program, a transitional living group home for women recovering from eating disorders, as well as in private practice settings.
Her expertise is working with those suffering from eating disorders and related issues, but also works with other nutrition needs: weight loss/restoration, healthy eating, lifestyle modifications and general wellness. Megan is passionate about spreading eating disorder awareness and general nutrition education by speaking at local colleges, area dietetic associations, and professional seminars.
Megan’s philosophy is to maintain open communication and meet the client where they are; while working with them to achieve their nutrition and health-related goals. Her straightforward approach pairs firm empathy with flexible structure to create individualized nutrition therapy treatment and goals for each client.
Megan works out of the Yorkville office.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What is the difference between a Registered Dietitian (RD) and a Nutritionist?
A: Frequently, people assume a Registered Dietitian and nutritionist are synonymous; however, there are major differences between these two titles. A Registered Dietitian has at least a 4-year degree, has successfully completed a 6-12 month Dietetic Internship, passed a national CDR board exam, possesses an IL license, and maintains continuing education credits. A nutritionist has no requirements to bear this title; there is no credentialing organization or regulatory body to ensure ethical, science-based practices are upheld.
Q: Why would I see a Registered Dietitian (RD)?
A: A RD is a nutrition-expert who can provide individualized nutrition and wellness recommendations. RDs can provide expertise to clients with weight-change goals, wellness needs, nutrition education deficits, and other nutrition-related concerns. A RD has the education to specifically address these nutrition concerns with the client.
Q: What services can Megan Raupp, MS, RD, LDN, provide?
A: Megan’s expertise is working with clients struggling with eating disorders, from Anorexia Nervosa, to Binge Eating Disorder, to disordered eating habits. Megan utilizes science-based evidence to provide current information on nutrition-related topics. Other areas of expertise include weight gain/loss/maintenance, healthy eating and lifestyle changes, as well as nutrition behavior modification. Megan works with all ages and genders, but specializes with clients 12+.
Q: How does payment work for Megan Raupp, MS, RD, LDN?
A: Megan’s services are currently self-pay, $130 for initial assessment (1 hour), $110 for follow-up sessions (1 hour) and $75 for follow-up sessions (30 minutes). The client can be provided a super-bill to submit independently to their insurance company.