Nutrition counseling provides those seeking advice with the information and tools needed to make positive lifestyle changes. Whether you are looking for general nutrition guidance or specific direction to manage a medical condition, nutrition counseling can help you reach your nutrition goals. Counseling may be offered individually or in small groups when the group shares a common goal (i.e. families, management of a specific disease). Nutrition counseling can entail, but is not limited to:
- Analysis of your personal nutrient needs, current intake, and meal patterns
- Suggestions for healthier choices
- Portion size recommendations based on your nutritional needs
- Recipes and cooking tips
- Label reading education
- Tips for dining out and eating on the run
- Healthy snack options
- Interpretation of laboratory data (i.e. cholesterol, blood sugar
- Medical nutrition therapy for appropriate conditions (i.e. diabetes, hypertension)
- In the process of achieving a healthy lifestyle, there are no exclusions- all foods fit. Nutrition counseling offers knowledge and support to make healthy food choices and find a balance in these choices.
What is a Registered Dietitian?
A Registered Dietitian is a food and nutrition expert, who has earned a bachelor’s degree approved by the American Dietetic Association’s Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education, completed an accredited, supervised practice program, passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, and completes continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration.
Medicare covers nutrition services with a Registered Dietitian for individuals with diabetes or renal disease when referred by a physician. Depending on your insurance provider you may be eligible for reimbursement for nutrition services. Contact your insurance provider for more details.
Meal planning can be a complex task. Many factors may need to be considered during meal planning including your nutritional goals, personal nutritional needs, medical history, lifestyle factors, financial factors, food preferences, and allergies or intolerances. Meal planning services includes an initial consult with a Registered Dietitian to discuss all pertinent factors that will be considered when developing your meal plan. Meal plans can be purchased in 7 day, 14 day, or 21 day packages.
Who can Benefit from Nutrition Services?
Anyone, at any age, can benefit from nutrition services. Time, taste preferences, finances, and social factors affect everyone’s food choices. Nutrition coaching can help you find solutions to combating these factors and improve your well-being by translating the science of nutrition into practical solutions.
To learn more about our Nutrition Services contact Courtney by calling (717) 737-6362 or click here to email her.