A nutritious diet can improve physical health, mental well-being and overall quality of life, and can significantly decrease the amount of medication needed to treat a chronic health condition or disease.
That’s why Atlantic Health System offers outpatient nutrition services designed to help patients achieve a healthy, satisfying and sustainable way of eating that fits individual lifestyles and food preferences.
Our teams of registered dietitians are experts in medical nutrition therapy, diabetes education, preventative medicine, behavioral change strategies, adult and child weight management, integrative medicine and mindfulness training, and the latest nutrition research. With the aid of these tactics, they provide one-on-one nutrition counseling for patients looking to manage an existing condition or those who want to be proactive about their health.
Nutrition in Disease Management
Outpatient nutrition services can help manage a wide range of chronic health conditions and diseases, such as:
- Diverticular disease
- Eating disorders
- Gastrointestinal disorders, like celiac disease
- Heart disease
- High cholesterol
- Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar
- Hypertension, or high blood pressure
- Kidney disease
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
Nutrition for Wellness
Nutrition services are also available for those who want to be proactive about their health. Our registered dietitians provide meal planning for families and individuals of all ages, as well as nutrition counseling tailored to the needs of pregnant and breastfeeding women, pre- and post-surgical patients, athletes, and vegetarians.
Nutrition services may vary by location – please confirm when booking an appointment. A prescription from a health care provider is required.
We encourage patients to check with their insurance provider to learn about their specific benefits, co-insurance and deductibles. Reduced payment options may be available for those with insurance plans that do not cover nutritional counseling or who face a high deductible.
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