How Do Nutrition Services Benefit You?

In today’s world, it's challenging to find foods that give you the energy you need and keep you healthy. Fast food and processed foods are everywhere—and cheap. Healthy foods can be more expensive and harder to find. 

Even worse, eating too many foods that are high in sugar, fat, and calories can increase your odds of developing serious health problems including diabetes, heart disease, dementia, and even cancer.

By looking at how you eat, nutrition services can help change your relationship with food so you can be happier, healthier, and more productive.

Conditions We Treat

Our nutritionists treat everyone—whether you have a chronic disease or you're just training for a marathon. If you have a complex disease, your body needs certain nutrients to stay healthy.

Our registered dieticians treat people with the following conditions:

  • diabetes and prediabetes
  • food allergies
  • high blood pressure/hypertension
  • kidney/renal conditions
  • eating disorders
  • heart disease and heart conditions
  • cystic fibrosis
  • neurological disorders like ALS & muscular dystrophy
  • gastrointestinal concerns/problems like IBS, IBD, GERD, constipatios

We also treat: 

  • pregnant women
  • people who’ve recently had an organ transplant

Reasons to See a Registered Dietician

There are many reasons to see a registered dietician or nutritionist. You may want to see a nutritionist because:

  • you want to live a healthier lifestyle,
  • you want to lose weight,
  • you want to have more energy or you have unique fitness goals,
  • you want to prevent diabetes or manage prediabetes, or
  • because you have a health problem like IBS or kidney disease and you have special nutrition needs. 

Whether you’re trying to lose weight, train for a marathon, or if you’re living with a disease and want to make sure you get the nutrition you need, a nutritionist can help you meet your goals. 

 

What to Expect from a Nutrition Consultation

During your consultation, your registered dietician or nutritionist will get a complete picture of the food you eat on a regular basis as well as your relationship with food.

Your nutritionist will also ask you if you have any food allergies or intolerances as well as what medications and supplements you take.

Your nutritionist will ask you these questions so she can create a meal plan that meets your needs.

What Is a Registered Dietician?

A Registered Dietician Nutritionist (RDN) is a food and nutrition expert who has met academic and professional requirements including:

  • Earned a bachelor's degree with course work approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • Completed an accredited, supervised practice program at a health care facility, community or foodservice corporation.
  • Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • Completes continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration on an ongoing basis.

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