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Medical Nutrition Therapy

Making sense of food labels, grocery choices and restaurant menus is a challenge, especially if you are trying to control a medical condition, lose weight or avoid food allergens.

Our medical nutrition therapy program offers eating, cooking and food shopping guidelines tailored to each patient’s individual needs. We can help you find healthy recipes, understand whether specific dietary approaches, such as the Mediterranean diet, might be helpful, and make sense of conflicting nutritional advice you may hear in the media.

Patients are referred by a physician and receive one-on-one nutrition counseling from a registered dietitian. This program can assist with a range of medical goals and conditions, including:

  • Weight loss
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Food allergies
  • Renal failure

Healthy Eating for Kids

We also offer medical nutrition therapy for children. Our registered dietitians coach parents and children in the process of making diet and lifestyle changes to match the child’s needs and food preferences. This program can benefit children who are overweight, underweight, or who have chronic risk factors such as elevated blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar.

Medical nutrition therapy is offered at the Grand Oaks Center on the Alamance Regional Campus and MedCenter Mebane.