Washington County Hospital and Clinics Food and Nutrition Services provide personalized nutrition education and counseling. We teach people the skills they need to manage their own nutrition care wisely.
Nutrition counseling can help to lower your chances of health problems. Adapting healthy lifestyle changes and improving your nutrition helps to reduce the risk factors that lead to illness.
EXPERTS AT YOUR REQUEST
A registered and licensed dietitian on staff in Food and Nutrition Services at WCHC provide nurtrition counseling. You must have a physican referral for nutrition services.
A complete nutritional assessment is completed. A Nutirtion care plan, based on what you are currently used to eating and what changes are needed to adopt a healthy lifestyle, is developed and discussed with you.
When you return for follow-up, your registered dietitian will measure your progress and review what you've learned about nutrition. We will make adjustments to your meal plan and provide additional information to help you keep up your healthy lifestyle.
Sceduling an Appointment
Nutrition counseling is available for individuals and families. Please contact your physician for a referral, and then call 319-863-3937 to make an appointment.
NUTRITION COUNSELING TOPICS INCLUDE:
* Cholesterol and saturated fat restriction
* Fat restriction
* Sodium restriction
* Cardiovascular disease
* Diabetes education
* Gestational diabetes education
* Weight control
* High fiber and fiber restrictions
* High protein and protein restrictions
* General Nutrition
* Pregnancy and lactation
* Food allergies
* Pediatric nutrition