Nutrition Counseling

"Our food should be our medicine
and our medicine should be our food."

                           –– Hippocrates

 

Food nourishes us not only on a physical level, but on mental and emotional levels also. Nutrition Services can help you bring all aspects of your life together and balance them to help you live a healthier lifestyle. Whether you want to improve your everyday eating habits or you need expertise on how to treat or manage a disease, Nutrition Services is here for you to be the best you can be.

 

What can I expect from Nutrition Counseling?

Our two licensed registered dietitians provide nutrition management of high cholesterol, diabetes, pre-diabetes, obesity, hypertension, childhood obesity, failure to thrive, sport nutrition, weight loss, food allergies, renal disease, weight loss surgery, and many more.

Their expertise has a foundation on trustworthy, science-based food and nutrition information as well as experience in the field. Our dietitians stay up to date with current nutrition trends and developments. They can provide an educated, well-grounded nutrition counseling approach to filter out false information you may hear from the media.

Our dietitians see the dignity of each patient along with their unique nutritional needs. No two people are alike, so why should they be treated that way? During the initial visit, they’ll determine you and your body’s needs and help you develop a plan that fits your lifestyle. Their approach is successful because they don’t force their patients to follow a list of do’s and don’ts. Instead they provide you with essential nutrition tools for a healthy lifestyle: food label reading, grocery shopping tips, food preparation, and more.

 

How can I make an appointment?

Our dietitians provide outpatient services by appointment Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Physician referrals are preferred, but not required, except for insurance coverage. Inpatient services are also available to patients who are hospitalized at Mercy Hospital.

To make an appointment, call Mercy at 218.485.5653.