Nutrition Education & Counseling

LRH Nutrition Education & CounselingNutrition education and counseling are provided by a Registered Dietitian (RD) to both inpatients and outpatients at Littleton Regional Healthcare. Good nutrition is essential to overall health and can prevent or help manage chronic diseases like obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, etc. 

What is a Registered Dietitian?

A Registered Dietitian has completed education and training established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Registered Dietitians are required to hold a bachelor’s degree. They must complete a specially designed, accredited nutrition curriculum, complete an extensive supervised practice program, and pass a rigorous registration exam. Registered Dietitians are food and nutrition experts and can provide the highest level of nutrition counseling.

What does a Registered Dietitian do?

A Registered Dietitian provides individualized care and advice. RD’s learn about your habits and history and then help you create personalized goals and plans. Do not expect a one-size-fits-all approach from a Registered Dietitian.

What can a Registered Dietitian help you with?

  • Weight concerns
  • Chronic disease management (diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and more)
  • Food allergies
  • Healthy meal planning …and more!

Referrals are required from a provider for outpatient nutrition counseling. You do not need to be a patient at Littleton Regional Healthcare for this service. Get in touch with our Registered Dietitian at 603-444-9545 about nutrition services at Littleton Regional Healthcare.

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