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.
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.
Our dietitians will work with you to develop a plan that addresses your individual needs, including:
- 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
- kidney disease
- Vegetarian diet
- Food allergies.
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.