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Last Updated on 3/1/24

By using this website, you agree to the following terms, conditions and privacy policy. Please read them carefully before using this website.

General Provisions

This website is owned and operated by Food & Wellness, LLC a South Carolina company. Our principal place of business is located on Colonel Vanderhorst, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466.

You must be at least thirteen years of age to use our website. Use of this website is at your own risk. We host our site on a reputable platform and take reasonable efforts to maintain and host the site. However, we make no explicit representations or warranties as to the safety or your individual use of the website. The terms, conditions and privacy policy contained on this page is subject to change at any time.

Intellectual Property Notice

All images, text, designs, graphics, trademarks and service marks are owned by and property of Food & Wellness, LLC or the properly attributed party. It is a violation of federal law to use any of our intellectual property in whole or in part, and modification of any materials contained on this site is illegal and may be prosecuted to the fullest extent permissible should we choose to do so, including asking for financial penalties (damages) and/or an injunction forcing you to stop using our intellectual property immediately.

You may NOT use our intellectual property in any way, which includes republishing any text, image, design or other property on another website, or posting a quote or image from our site to any third party website including social media. We have spent lots of time and money building the intellectual property located on this site and in order to maintain the integrity of it, we cannot allow any third party use.

Your Communications

Any communications made through our ‘contact,’ blog, blog comments or other related pages, or directly to our phones or mailing or email addresses is not held privileged or confidential and is subject to viewing and distribution by third parties. We own any and all communications displayed on our website, servers, comments, emails or other media as allowed by United States law, and will not give credit or pay royalties for unsolicited user-generated content such as blog comments or emails.

We maintain a right to republish any submission in whole or in part as reasonably necessary in the course of our business. You agree not to submit any content or communications that could be illegal or serve an unlawful purpose, including, but not limited to communications that are potentially libelous or maliciously false, obscene, abusive, negligent or otherwise harmful or inappropriate.


Our website and related materials are provided for educational and informational use only. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless our website and company for any direct or indirect loss or conduct incurred as a result of your use of our website and any related communications, including as a result of any consequences incurred from technological failures such as a payment processor error(s) or system failure(s).

While we may reference certain results, outcomes or situations on this website, you understand and acknowledge that we make no guarantee as to the accuracy of third party statements contained herein or the likelihood of success for you as a result of these statements. If you have a medical, you should consult with your healthcare provider. We expressly disclaim any and all responsibility for any actions or omissions you choose to make as a result of using this website, related materials, products, courses or the materials contained herein.


This website is updated on a regular basis and while we try to make accurate statements in a timely and effective manner, we cannot guarantee that all materials and related media contained herein are entirely accurate, complete or up to date. You expressly acknowledge and understand that any information or knowledge you gain as a result of using this website is used at your own risk. If you should see any errors or omissions and would like to let us know, please email us at hello@foodandwellness.com.


This site may use affiliate links to sell certain products or services. We disclaim any and all liability as a result of your purchase through one of these links. We will use reasonable efforts to notify you when and where we have placed affiliate links in addition to this disclaimer located in these Terms & Conditions. You accept express liability for any and all consequences or benefits of clicking the affiliate links contained on this website or related communications.


If at any time we feel you have violated these Terms and Conditions, then we shall immediately terminate your use of our website and any related communications as we deem appropriate. It is within our sole discretion to allow any user’s access of our website, and we may revoke this access at any time without notice.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is extremely important. This privacy policy document describes in detail the types of personal information is collected and recorded by us and how we use it.

Cookies, Log Files and Web Beacons

Like many other Web sites, we make use of log files. These files merely logs visitors to the site – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

We also use cookies to store information about visitors’ preferences, to record user-specific information on which pages the site visitor accesses or visits, and to personalize or customize our web page content based upon visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser. For example, some blog posts may be recommended to you based on what you have read on our site in the past.

Third Party Privacy Policies

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. Food & Wellness, LLC’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. You may find a comprehensive listing of these privacy policies and their links here: Privacy Policy Links.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites. What Are Cookies?



If any part of these terms, conditions and privacy policy is deemed unlawful and/or unenforceable, all other provisions contained herein will remain in full force and effect.

Entire Agreement

The information contained herein constitutes the entire agreement between site users and our company relating to the use of this website.

Law and JFood & Wellnesssdiction

These terms, conditions and privacy policy are governed by and construed in accordance with United States law. Any dispute arising out of or related to the information contained herein is subject to adjudication in the state of New York, the United States of America.


By using our website, you hereby consent to our terms and conditions of use, and our privacy policy. This page was last updated on November 4, 2017.

If you require any more information or have any questions about our Terms and Conditions of website use, or our Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us by email.


HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices
Effective Date: February 2024


If you have any questions about this notice, please contact Lori D’Amato via email at hello@foodandwellness.com.


We at Food & Wellness, LLC understand that protected health information about you and your health is personal. We are committed to protecting health information about you. This Notice applies to all records of your care generated by Food & Wellness, LLC whether made by our personnel or your personal doctor.

This Notice will tell you about the ways in which we may use or disclose protected health information about you. We also describe your rights and certain obligations we have regarding the use and disclosure of protected health information. Federal law requires us to:

Make sure that protected health information that identifies you is kept private; Notify you about how we protect protected health information about you; Explain how, when, and why we use and disclose protected health information; and Follow the terms of the Notice that is currently in effect.
We are required to follow the procedures in this Notice. We reserve the right to change the terms of this Notice and to make new Notice provisions effective for all protected health information that we maintain by:

Making copies of the revised Notice available upon request; and Posting the revised Notice on our Web site.


The following categories describe different ways that we may use and disclose protected health information without your written authorization.

For Treatment. We may use protected health information about you to provide you with, coordinate, or manage your medical treatment or services. We may disclose protected health information about you to doctors, nurses, technicians, medical students, or other Food & Wellness, LLC personnel, including persons outside of our office who are involved in your medical care.

Food & Wellness, LLC may also share protected health information about you in order to coordinate your care for such reasons as prescriptions or lab work.

We may use and disclose protected health information to contact you as a reminder that you have an appointment with Food & Wellness, LLC. We may use and disclose protected health information to tell you about or recommend possible treatment options, treatment alternatives, or health-related benefits or services that may be of interest to you.

For Payment for Services. We may use and disclose protected health information about you so that the treatment and services you receive at Food & Wellness, LLC may be billed to and payment may be collected from you, an insurance company, or a third party. For example, we may need to give your health plan information about nutrition services you received at Food & Wellness, LLC so your health plan will pay us or reimburse you for the service. We may also tell your health plan about the nutrition services you are going to receive to obtain prior approval or to determine whether your plan will cover the treatment.

For Health Care Operations. We may use and disclose protected health information about you for Food & Wellness, LLC health care operations, such as our quality assessment and improvement activities, case management, coordination of care, business planning, customer service, and other activities. These uses and disclosures are necessary to run the facility, reduce health care costs, and make sure that all of our clients receive quality care.

For example, we may use protected health information to review our treatment and services or to evaluate the performance of the dietitian who is providing your services. We may also combine protected health information about many Food & Wellness, LLC clients to decide what additional services we should offer, what services are not needed, and whether certain treatments are effective.

Subject to applicable state law, the law allows or requires us to use or disclose your health information without your authorization in some limited situations for purposes beyond treatment, payment, and operations.

As Required by Law. We will disclose protected health information about you when required to do so by federal, state, or local law.

To Avert a Serious Threat to Health or Safety. We may use and disclose protected health information when necessary to prevent a serious threat to your health and safety or the health and safety of the public or another person.

We may also disclose protected health information about you to a government authority if we reasonably believe that you are a victim of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence. We will only disclose this type of information to the extent required by law, and we will only disclose it if (a) you agree to the disclosure, or (b) the disclosure is allowed by law and we believe it is necessary to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to you or another person.

Judicial and Administrative Proceedings. We may disclose your protected health information in response to a court or administrative order. We may also disclose your protected health information in response to a subpoena, discovery request, or other lawful process by someone else involved in the dispute, but only if efforts have been made, either by us or the requesting party, to tell you about the request or to obtain an order protecting the information requested.

Business Associates. We may disclose information to business associates who perform services on our behalf (such as billing companies). However, we require that these associates appropriately safeguard your information. Our business associates are obligated to protect the privacy of your information and are not allowed to use or disclose any information other than as specified in our contract.

Public Health. As required by law, we may disclose your protected health information to public health or legal authorities charged with preventing or controlling disease, injury, or disability.

Health Oversight Activities. We may disclose protected health information to a health oversight agency for activities authorized by law. These activities include audits, investigations, and inspections, as necessary for licensure and for the government to monitor the health care system, government programs, and compliance with civil rights laws.

Law Enforcement. We may release protected health information as required by law, or in response to an order or warrant of a court, a subpoena, or an administrative request. We may also disclose protected health information in response to a request related to identification or location of an individual, a victim of crime, a decedent, or a crime on the premises.

Special Government Functions. If you are a member of the armed forces, we may release protected health information about you if it relates to military and veterans activities. We may also release your protected health information for national secFood & Wellnessty and intelligence purposes, protective services for the President, and medical suitability or determinations made by the Department of State.

Coroners, Medical Examiners, and Funeral Directors. We may release protected health information to a coroner or medical examiner. This release may be necessary, for example, to identify a deceased person or determine the cause of death. We may also disclose protected health information to funeral directors, consistent with applicable laws, to enable them to carry out their duties.

Worker’s Compensation. We may disclose protected health information as necessary to comply with laws relating to worker’s compensation or other similar programs established by law.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA). We may disclose to the FDA, or persons under the jFood & Wellnesssdiction of the FDA, protected health information relative to adverse events with respect to drugs, foods, supplements, products, and product defects, or postmarketing surveillance information to enable product recalls, repairs, or replacement.


Unless you object, or request that only a limited amount or type of information be shared, we may use or disclose protected health information about you in the following circumstances:

We may share with a family member, relative, friend or other person identified by you protected health information that is directly relevant to that person’s involvement in your care or payment for your care. We may also share information to notify these individuals of your location, general condition, or death. We may share protected health information with a public or private agency (such as the American Red Cross) for disaster relief purposes. Even if you object, we may still share this information if necessary under emergency circumstances.
If you would like to object to use and disclosure of protected health information in these circumstances, please call or write to the contact person listed on page 1 of this Notice.


You have the following rights regarding protected health information that we maintain about you:

Right to Inspect and Copy. You have the right to inspect and copy protected health information that may be used to make decisions about your care or payment for your care. If we maintain your protected health information electronically, you can request that we provide access in an electronic form and format that is readily producible, or in a form and format agreed to by us.

To inspect and copy protected health information that may be used to make decisions about you, you must submit your request in writing to Food & Wellness, LLC If you request a copy of the information, we may charge a fee for the costs of copying, mailing, or supplies associated with your request. We may not charge you a fee if you need the information for a claim for benefits under the Social SecFood & Wellnessty Act or any other state or federal needs-based benefit program. We will respond to your request no later than 30 days after we receive it. There are certain situations in which we are not required to comply with your request. In these circumstances, we will respond to you in writing, stating why we will not grant your request and describe any rights you may have to request a review of our denial.

Right to Amend. If you feel that protected health information we have about you is incorrect or incomplete, you may ask us to amend or supplement the information.

To request an amendment, your request must be made in writing and submitted to Food & Wellness, LLC in addition, you must provide a reason that supports your request. We will act on your request for an amendment no later than 60 days after we receive it.

We may deny your request for an amendment if it is not in writing or does not include a reason to support the request. In these circumstances, we will provide a written denial stating why we will not grant your request. In addition, we may deny your request if you ask us to amend information that:

Was not created by us, unless the person or entity that created the information is no longer available to make the amendment; Is not part of the protected health information kept by Food & Wellness, LLC Is not part of the information that you would be permitted to inspect and copy; or
We believe is accurate and complete.
Right to an Accounting of Disclosures. You have the right to request an “accounting of disclosures.” This is a list of the disclosures we made of protected health information about you.

To request this list of disclosures, you must submit your request in writing to Food & Wellness, LLC. You may ask for disclosures made within the six years before your request. The first list you request within a 12-month period will be free. For additional lists in that 12-month period, we may charge you for the costs of providing the list. We are required to provide a list of all disclosures except the following:

Disclosures made for your treatment; Those used for billing and collection of payment for your treatment; Those related to health care operations; Those made to you or requested by you, or those that you authorized; Those that occurred as a byproduct of permitted use and disclosures; Those used for national secFood & Wellnessty or intelligence purposes, or provided to correctional institutions or law enforcement regarding inmates;
Those that were a part of a limited data set of information that does not contain information identifying you.

Right to Request Restrictions. You have the right to request a restriction or limitation on the protected health information we use or disclose about you for treatment, payment, or health care operations, or to persons involved in your care.

We are not required to agree to your request. If we do agree, we will comply with your request unless the information is needed to provide you emergency treatment, the disclosure is to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, or the disclosure is required by law.

To request restrictions, you must make your request in writing to Food & Wellness, LLC

Right to Request Confidential Communications. You have the right to request that we communicate with you about medical matters in a certain way or at a certain location. For example, you can ask that we only contact you at work or by mail.

To request confidential communications, you must make your request in writing to Alissa Rumsey. We will accommodate all reasonable requests.

Right to a Paper Copy of This Notice. You have the right to a paper copy of this Notice at any time. To receive a paper copy, contact Food & Wellness, LLC

Right to Receive Notice of Breach. You have a right to be notified upon a breach of any of your unsecured protected health information.

Rights for Out-of-Pocket Payments. If you paid out of pocket in full for a specific item or service, you have a right to ask that your protected health information with respect to that item or service not be disclosed to a health plan for purposes of payment or health care operations. We are required to agree to your request unless the disclosure is otherwise required by law.


Most uses and disclosures of psychotherapy notes require us to obtain an authorization from you. In addition, in most instances, we cannot use or disclose your protected health information for marketing purposes or sell your protected health information without your written authorization. Finally, any other use or disclosure not described in this Notice will be made only with your authorization. Any time you provide us with a written authorization, you may revoke it any time in writing, to the extent that we have not already taken action in reliance on your previous authorization.


We will obtain your written authorization before using or disclosing your protected health information for purposes other than those described in this Notice (or as otherwise permitted or required by law). You may revoke this authorization in writing at any time. Upon receipt of the written revocation, we will stop using or disclosing your information, except to the extent that we have already taken action in reliance on the authorization.


If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with Food & Wellness, LLC or file a written complaint with the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. A complaint to the Secretary should be filed within 180 days of the occurrence or action that is the subject of the complaint.


We reserve the right to change this Notice and make the new Notice apply to health information we already have, as well as any information we receive in the future. We will post a copy of our current Notice in our office. The notice will have the effective date clearly marked at the top of the first page.