Terms & Conditions

Informed Consent & Terms of Nutritional Counseling

 

About Hammer Fuel Nutrition Counseling with Catherine Hammer

 

Hammer Fuel Sports Nutrition provides one-on-one, personalized nutrition counseling and meal planning with Catherine Hammer, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Counseling provided by Catherine starts with an assessment of nutritional status, habits, goals and needs. After completing the assessment, you and Catherine will discuss how to proceed by developing a nutritional plan with personalized, realistic goals. In order for nutrition counseling and meal planning to be successful, you will have to attend regular sessions, work on making changes in-between sessions and be honest with Catherine about your behaviors. 

 

Catherine does not dispense medical advice nor prescribe treatment. Rather, she provides education to enhance knowledge of health as it relates to foods, dietary supplements, behaviors associated with eating, and sports performance. While nutritional and botanical support can be an important complement to my medical care, I understand nutrition counseling is not substitute for the diagnosis, treatment, or care of disease by a medical provider. 

 

Nutritional evaluation or testing provided in counseling is not intended for the diagnoses of disease. Rather, these assessment tests are intended to be used as a guide in developing an appropriate health supportive program for me, and to monitor my progress in achieving my goals. 

Hammer Fuel does not accept insurance. All payment fees are due at the initial time of service in the form of either:

 

  • Check

  • PayPal

  • Credit Card 

Hammer Fuel fees are as follows: 

  • Sports Nutrition Packages:

    • 3-Month: $570.00

    • 6-month: $720.00

  • Meal Planning Subscription through EatLove:

    • $29/month

 

All payments must be paid in full at the initial time of service. All fees are non-refundable.

Arriving Late

If you arrive late to your appointment, whether it is in-person or virtual, the session will still end at the originally scheduled time and full payment is expected, unless otherwise discussed. Hammer Fuel allows a 10-minute grace period beginning at the originally scheduled appointment time to allow for late arrivals. However, if you are more than 10-minutes late for your session but have communicated with Catherine about your late arrival, you will be asked reschedule. If you no-show for an appointment (no notice of a late arrival or the need to reschedule), you will forfeit that session. 

Communication

Email is the recommended form of communication, unless otherwise discussed. However, email may not be confidential, so any disclosure of information that should be kept confidential should only be discussed in-person, by phone call, or through video chat. 

 

Catherine Hammer is not on call 24 hours per day. If given permission to send or receive texts or calls from Catherine directly, please understand that all texts and calls will be answered within business hours, unless otherwise discussed. Email communication can be sent at any time, but this will likely be answered only during business hours. 

Acceptance of Consent

 

Purchase of Hammer Fuel package indicates that you agree to the following:

 

  1. I have read and understand the information outlined in this document pertaining to nutrition counseling, payment, and late arrival. 

  2. I understand that email is not a secure means of communication and I will not hold Catherine Hammer liable for any breach of confidentiality that may result from the use of email. 

  3. I understand that Catherine Hammer will keep session notes as a record of our work together. These notes document the topics that we talk about, interventions used, and treatment plan or any other considerations that may be helpful to your work with me. Records will be stored in a secure location. 

  4. Any education material given by Catherine Hammer, such as The Sports Nutrition Fueling Guide and Smoothies with a Purpose, should only be used for me and should not be shared with other individuals, teammates, etc. 

  5. I consent to receiving treatment from Catherine Hammer through Hammer Fuel Sports Nutrition.