Virtual Nutrition Counseling


Virtual Nutritional Counseling

Virtual Nutrition Counseling

Sallie Vaughan, RD, LD, RYT-200, is Registered and Licensed Dietitian and Registered Yoga Teacher in Columbia, South Carolina. Sallie received her Bachelors of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise from Virginia Tech in May 2013. She completed her dietetic internship with South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control in 2015 and continues to practice as a Clinical Dietitian at Palmetto Health.

Sallie has three years of experience in the medical nutrition therapy field working with patients in a variety of disease states. In this role, Sallie conducts nutritional assessments and interventions that help patients reach obtainable goals, manages nutrition support with an interdisciplinary team, and provides nutrition education and counseling to many patients including but not limited to diabetics, obesity and weight loss, weight gain, renal failure, heart failure, and gastrointestinal nutrition therapy. In addition, Sallie has spoken to groups at schools, continuing education seminars, and healthcare meetings.

Sallie’s goal to give you the tools, knowledge, and guidance to help you change your life as well. She is active in her field serving as a member of the public relations committee for her local dietetic association. When she is not helping others find a healthy lifestyle balance, you can find Sallie on her yoga mat, playing softball, lifting weights, or spoiling her seven nieces and nephews. She is excited to be joining the PhysioFit team of health experts!

Sallie’s Personal Nutrition Story

Coming from a small rural town in southern Virginia, Sallie was accustomed to fast food restaurant options for lunch and dinner at the local pizza joint as this was the norm for everyone who lived there. Being busy playing travel sports throughout the state, health was never a priority for Sallie and convenient foods on the road were a staple in her diet for many years. Her eyes opened to a new perspective once she completed an introduction to foods course at Virginia Tech. Sallie became passionate about nutrition and adopted a healthier lifestyle that has still stuck with her today. Over the past nine years, Sallie has learned that life can throw curveballs, so finding a balance to make sure health remains important every day is what she helps people achieve. Sallie’s professional and personal experience and education will help guide you to overcome any barriers that are keeping you from making health a priority in your life. Lifestyle modifications have transformed her own life and it is


Detailed Information on Virtual Nutritional Counseling

Our Registered Dietitian, Sallie Vaughan, RD, LD, is available virtually for appointments to discuss nutrition-related health needs. These services are perfect for clients who are not able to make “face to face” visits, but still want to prioritize their health. Our virtual nutrition counseling package includes:

Immediately following enrollment into program and prior to meeting the Dietitian, you will:

1. Complete and return via email a questionnaire that allows the Dietitian to have a better understanding of your anthropometrics, medical history, diet and weight history, food preferences, past diet attempts/behaviors, current diet habits, and future diet and lifestyle goals

2. Complete a 3-day diet recall

Initial 1:1 phone/skype consultation:

The initial one hour “meet and greet” consists of thoroughly reviewing your completed questionnaire and 3-day diet recall. Together, we will create an individualized plan to meet your
desired goals. You will receive an email re-cap including applicable handouts and supplemental recipes.

3 separate 1:1 follow –up phone/skype sessions:

Each 30-45 minute follow-up session is designed to promote movement toward meeting your goals. Nutritional goals will be reviewed and updated accordingly. Follow-up sessions give you
the opportunity to review with the Dietitian what is working and what is not working. You will receive an email re-cap including applicable handouts and supplemental recipes.

Email support between sessions:

The Dietitian is at your disposal for the entire program available via texts and emails so that you can communicate along the way. Don’t hesitate to ask questions!

Common Questions:

When are you available? 

My office hours are Monday and Wednesday between the hours of 4:30-6:30pm.  However, if this does not work for you, we can schedule another time best suited for your needs.

Will you make me a meal plan?
I will never tell you exactly what you can and cannot eat. There are no “good” and “bad” foods. The program design is to allow you to choose the foods you LIKE based on the nutrition recommendations you learn that help you reach your specific goals.

What happens after the program is over?
The Dietitian will provide you with the tools and knowledge necessary to continue your healthy lifestyle beyond the program. Nutrition education is at the forefront.