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Nutrition Counseling

Nutrition Counseling/Medical Nutrition Therapy is the assessment of the nutrition status of a patient with a condition, illness or injury that puts them at nutrition risk. It may include review and analysis of medical, lifestyle and dietary histories, laboratory test values and body measurements.

  • Some nutritional issues addressed by MNT include:
  • Weight management
  • Eating disorders
  • Food allergies
  • GI complaints/malabsorption
     - Celiac disease
     - Crohn's disease
     - Ulcerative colitis
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol/high triglycerides
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Malnutrition
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pediatric feeding concerns
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Bariatric surgery nutrition

Other Nutritional Services
Individual counseling and group education classes are also available to help promote optimal health and well-being. Examples of classes available include:

  • Cardiac health
  • Portion distortion
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Nutrition and pregnancy
  • Sports nutrition
  • Nutrition supplements

Program Information
Our services can be accessed with or without a physician's referral. Individual counseling involves one-on-one session(s) with the registered dietitian. MNT therapies often include multiple sessions to enhance learning and achieve the desired results. Insurance may or may not cover nutrition services even with a physician referral. Patients will be responsible for any balance not covered by insurance.

To schedule an appointment or for additional information, please call (719) 776-3600.  Physician referrals may be faxed to (719) 776-3610.


 

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