About Harmony Nutrition

Our Mission:

Your health journey is unique and your nutrition intervention should be unique also. At Harmony Nutrition, we are dedicated to treating the individual and not the condition. We have a dedicated team who is who committed to listening to your story and partnering with you on your journey to optimal health.

What Makes Us Different?

At Harmony Nutrition we truly believe that “a body in harmony performs at its best”. Whether the goal is weight loss, sports performance, chronic disease management, or developing a better relationship with food, we strive for “harmony” to help the patient reach their goals. We understand that food truly is medicine and we help our patients understand opportunities to use food and nutrition in a positive way to reach their goals. Our team prides itself on providing cutting edge and evidencebased nutrition solutions with a holistic and functional approach for adults and children. Most importantly, we are a place where people can come to and be heard. Specialties include gut health, migraine management, weight management, chronic disease management, diabetes, food sensitivities, eating disorders and sports performance.

Our History:

Harmony Nutrition founder, Abby JellinekJohnson was born and raised in Marietta Georgia and now resides very close to where she grew up with her husband and three kids. Abby started her career in the health and fitness field as a certified personal trainer, graduating from Indiana University with a degree in Kinesiology in 2005. Her passion for health and wellness led her to pursue a career as a dietitian completing her Master’s Degree in Dietetics in 2014 from Georgia State University. Abby spent two years working for Children’s Health Care of Atlanta at a specialty clinic called the Aerodigestive clinic where she had the opportunity to work with children with digestive and pulmonary conditions. Abby went on to continue her work with children by working with the Center for Rare Neurological Diseases where she continues to contribute to nutrition research on rare neurological conditions including Rett Syndrome, GLUT 1 deficiency, and Pitt Hopkins Syndrome. With her combined experience in sports and personal training, pediatrics, GI, and weight loss Abby recognized a need for healthcare professionals that would take the time to listen to them and provide individualized nutrition in a different way. She envisioned a place where people could get individualized care using evidencebased nutrition from top notch dietitians. In 2018, Harmony Nutrition was born. As the Harmony team grew, Abby looked for dietitians who wanted to go the extra mile for patients by making sure patients fully understood their health condition. Abby built a strong team of registered dietitians who demonstrated the ability to tailor their teaching approach to meet the patient where they are. And that is how Harmony Nutrition was born.

Frequently Ask Questions

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What is unique and cutting edge about your practice?

Your nutrition recommendation should be as unique as you are. We do not use “cookie cutter” types of nutrition education. We are able to tailor your nutrition plan to your lifestyle, dietary restrictions, and goals. We break through the surface of common therapy approaches by looking for the root cause of nutrition related issues such as difficulty losing weight despite a seemingly sound diet, chronic migraines, GI related symptoms, poor energy levels and more. Our use of functional testing, when necessary, allows us to recommend individualized dietary and supplemental recommendations to help our patients achieve an optimal level of wellness.

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What does a holistic and functional approach to nutrition look like?

According to Merriam-Webster, nutrition is the act of being nourished, “the processes by which an animal or plant takes in and utilizes food substances.” Anything holistic is based on the principle of holism: parts of a whole are interconnected. When it comes to health, holistic typically refers to the belief that you need to look at the whole, interconnected person, not just one health condition or body system.
We can define “holistic nutrition” as the process of taking food into the body and absorbing the nutrients in those foods based on the principle that everything is connected in some way.
Holistic nutrition requires a whole-life approach—when and where you eat, where your food comes from, and what your food ate. Holistic nutrition is individualized. We all have different goals, health concerns, histories, and lifestyles that require different approaches.

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What is the difference between a nutritionist and a dietitian?

Registered dietitians (RDs or RDNs) are credentialed and licensed to provide medical nutrition therapy. RDs are required to complete a formal education program that previously resulted in a Bachelor’s degree and now currently results in a Master’s degree. This program must be approved by the Dietetics’ Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and include a practical component performed in a career-related site. RDs are required to complete a minimum of 1,000 hours of practical, hands-on training in addition to the educational requirements.
The term “nutritionist” is not a regulated term. Anyone can call themselves a nutritionist-even without any formal education on nutrition. In the state of Georgia, only a dietitian can be licensed to provide nutrition care, including: assessment, goal setting, counseling, or advice. Be very careful in choosing a qualified health professional to provide nutrition care for you and your family.

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Do you do meal plans?

Yes! Please click here for more information.

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How much does it cost?

There are two options for payment.

The first option is to pay using your health insurance provider. For a list of In-Network Providers, please visit our Insurance page.

The second option is self-pay. Our self-pay rates are as follows:
$155 for the Inital Consultation
$85 for Follow Ups

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Don't you need to weigh me? How does that work with virtual appointments?

Patients for whom weigh-ins are necessary, we rely on our patients to do home weigh-ins and record them in our patient portal. Not all patients are comfortable weighing themselves due to histories of disordered eating patterns, for example. In these cases, we use other parameters to measure success as we recognize that weight is not the only variable that indicates a patient’s success with nutrition modifications.

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Why do you require a credit card on file?

Credit cards are kept on file in case of no-shows or late cancellations. This helps to ensure that we are able to see patients who wish to be seen in a timely manner by minimizing time slots being reserved by patients who do not show up to appointments. We also require a form of payment on file for any co-pays or deductible fees for appointments. Patients are always notified of a balance due and given payment options when needed if someone is unable to pay their balance in full. Our patient portal is secure and encrypted. We understand the hesitation in providing credit card information to any company. This trust is not something we take lightly and we pride ourselves on being very easy to work with on any balances due. We also understand that sometimes late cancelations are unavoidable and in certain situations we will waive a cancellation fee as a one-time courtesy.

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Why do I need a referral? My plan says I don’t need one.

We require a referral on file for patients who wish us to submit a claim to Aetna or Medicare.
If you have Aetna, your personal plan probably doesn’t require a referral. However, our provider contract with Aetna states we must have a referral from our patient’s doctor on file. We appreciate this can be frustrating, as it is an extra barrier to receiving our services. Most of the time, your primary care physician should be able to fax us a referral for MNT(Medical Nutrition Therapy) if you have been seen within the last year.
If you have Medicare, a referral from your doctor is always required to submit a claim. This is a requirement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Additionally, in order for Medicare to pay for our services, you must have a formal diagnosis of diabetes or renal disease.