Nutritional Expertise and Diet Instruction
The Nutritional Services team provides programs for individuals on an inpatient and outpatient basis. This program is intended for individuals who have been advised to lose weight for medical purposes or to manage disease caused by unhealthy eating. It can also benefit those who wish to practice prevention by adopting better eating habits.
To learn more about diet instruction:
- Visit your physician to determine if diet instruction is the best option for you. If so, your doctor will provide a physician order, which is similar to a prescription.
- Or, contact a dietitian directly, who will obtain the required paperwork from your physician.
The registered dietitian will schedule a time that is convenient for you to meet at her office. This meeting may occur after your initial doctor's appointment if scheduling allows.
Registered Dietitians can help you understand healthy eating for:
- Heart Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- Renal Disease
- Unplanned weight loss
- Weight loss - calorie restricted
- Good bowel functions
- Celiac Disease
Other topics a registered dietitian can discuss that do not require a formal diet instruction include:
- Understanding food labels
- General healthy nutrition tips
- Healthy eating guidelines
- Supermarket shopping for healthier eating
- Understanding the new "My Plate" healthy eating plan
- Vitamin and mineral supplements
- Nutritional cafeteria options
SuperTracker is a free tool that offers comprehensive nutrient and good group information from a large database of foods.
With SuperTracker, you can:
- Easily identify personal recommendations for what and how much to eat
- Find and track food and activities
- Compare personal food choices to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
- Measure your progress, choosing from six reports that range from a simple meal summary to in-depth analysis of food group and nutrient intakes over time
Try SuperTracker for yourself by clicking on the image below.