Registered Dietitians and Certified Nutritionists For Better Health
There is so much misinformation out there about what constitutes healthy eating. There's no need to try and wade through all the available advice and information and guess at what will actually work for you. Whether you are looking to lose weight, or are simply looking to improve your overall health, enlisting the aid of a registered dietitian will help you to safely and effectively achieve your goal.
Anyone with minimal training and knowledge can claim to be a nutritionist. A registered dietitian has a bachelor's or master's degree in nutrition and dietetics. The benefit of working with a registered dietitian or a certified nutritionist is that they have completed a level of education including a specially designed curriculum, passed a rigorous exam, and completed a supervised program where they practice various dietitian services at a health care facility.
What a Certified Nutritionist or Dietitian Will Do
The registered dietitians at Franciscan St. Francis Health's Outpatient Nutrition Counseling are available to help develop a personal meal plan that works for your body. During your session with the certified nutritionist, you will learn the following:
• Specific food choices that are right for your diet
• How to read food labels
• How to eat healthy while dining out
• How to plan daily meals
• How to modify recipes to make them healthier
Your certified nutritionist or registered dietitian at Franciscan St. Francis Health offers personally tailored advice based on your health history, eating and exercise habits, and preferred foods. They can also help you to manage chronic diseases, like diabetes.
If you have food allergies or sensitivities, the clinical dietitian will help you to navigate those issues. If you suffer from celiac disease, lactose intolerance or any other limitations, it is hard to know what is safe. By receiving lessons in reading food labels, you can overcome those obstacles and prepare specially designed recipes that keep your diet balanced and manage your condition.
Most diets will work temporarily, but the results don't last long. If you need to get your eating habits under control, the dietitians and nutritionists you work with can make sure you are able to change your eating lifestyle for lasting results. By providing strategies for meal planning, grocery shopping, food journaling, and mindful eating, you will be armed with the information you need for success.
The dietitian services at Franciscan St. Francis Health Outpatient Nutrition Counseling work with adults and children and are available at our Indianapolis and Mooresville campuses.
Adult outpatient nutrition services are also available at Franciscan St. Francis Health - Mooresville.
Make an appointment.
To schedule an appointment, call (317) 528-8961. Appointments with our clinical dietitians are scheduled approximately two weeks in advance.