A healthful diet plays an important role in your physical health, including the prevention and treatment of many chronic diseases. However, it can be challenging to eat healthy. By meeting with a dietitian, you get first-hand guidance from a nutrition professional using various resources including meal planning, grocery shopping and cooking tips, label reading, navigating restaurant menus, and more. Nutrition is not a one-size-fits-all approach, and a dietitian can help improve your everyday diet in ways that are realistic and attainable to you.
Outpatient Nutrition Counseling
Outpatient nutrition counseling services can benefit anyone who wants to focus on:
• Weight management
• High blood pressure
• Heart health
• Kidney disease
• Gastrointestinal disorders
• And more
What a session looks like:
The initial session includes a comprehensive assessment of any labs, medications, typical daily intake, physical activity, and previous diet knowledge. Education is provided along with nutrition counseling.
Follow-up sessions are typically shorter than the initial, where time is spent reviewing goals, measuring improvement, planning for the next lifestyle changes, and providing additional education as needed.
How to schedule:
A physician referral is needed to start the process of meeting with the dietitian. Insurance coverage will be verified prior to scheduling. Appointments are available Monday through Friday. For any scheduling questions, please call 816-629-2700.