St. Mary's Medical Center's Dietary department provides personalized
nutrition education and counseling to teach individuals the skills necessary
to manage nutrition care wisely.
The experienced, compassionate registered and licensed dietitians at St.
Mary's can help you make long-term lifestyle changes that may help
to lower your risk of or manage health conditions and diseases such as
diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Our dietitians will
work with you to develop a plan that addresses your individual needs,
- Diabetes education provided by a certified diabetes educator
- Weight management
- Bariatric surgery consultation
- Celiac disease/gluten-free diet
- Fat, saturated fat and cholesterol restricitions
- Sodium restrictions
- High fiber or fiber restrictions
- High protein or protein restrictions
- Nutrition during pregnancy and lactation
Low potassium or phosphorus restrictions for chronic
- Vegetarian diet
- Food allergies.
During your first visit with a dietitian, a nutritional assessment will
be completed. The dietitian will develop a nutrition care plan, based
on what you are currently eating and what changes are needed to adopt
a healthy lifestyle. The dietitian will help you set reasonable goals
to improve your overall health.
Ongoing follow-up appointments are encouraged to help you meet your nutrition
goals. During these appointments, your dietitian will measure your progress
and review what you’ve learned about nutrition. If needed, adjustments
will be made to your meal plan and additional information will be provided
to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
To schedule an appointment for nutritional counseling at
St. Mary's, call 816-655-5515, option 2.