Nutrition plays a key role in enabling people to improve their health and well-being, to manage illnesses and diseases and to recover from surgery. Dietitians are nutrition specialists who counsel and support clients to make changes in their eating habits in order promote health and help prevent chronic illness.
We offer outpatient nutrition counseling services for pediatric and adult patients. During a nutrition counseling session, the dietitian identifies the nutrition problems and assess the nutritional status of the patient. A care plan is developed with the patient and patients are counseled on how to make special modifications to their diets. Patients return for follow-up counseling session so the effectiveness of the plan can be monitored and for the patient to receive on-going support and encouragement.
Nutrition counseling is also provided to in-patients recovering from cardiac and orthopedic procedures during their hospital stay.
Nutrition counseling is recommended for a wide-range of conditions including, but not limited to:
- Diabetes (Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational)
- Obesity and Overweight
- Kidney Disease
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Gastrointestinal Diseases (Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Celiac Disease, GERD, Diverticulitis)
- Food Allergies and Intolerances
- Infant and Childhood Nutrition