Celebrating Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day on Wednesday, March 11 and National Nutrition Month this March!
It’s no secret that many of us struggle with weight and nutrition issues. Whether we’re trying to lose a few inches off our waist or deciphering a food label at the supermarket, the simple act of eating seems more complicated than ever.
Fortunately, you’re not alone in your struggle to understand food and healthy nutrition. At Reliant Medical Group, our registered dietitians can help you make sense of the important role nutrition plays in everyday health. So whether you’re doing your weekly food shopping or dining out with friends, you’ll have the knowledge you need to make the right food choices.
Poor eating habits can often lead to serious health problems, including diabetes and heart disease. That’s why our dietitians work closely with our doctors and other medical staff to help patients understand the science of how a healthier diet can transform one’s health. From simple changes that can reduce your cholesterol levels to understanding why vegetables are so healthy, your dietitian can give you the knowledge you need to see results. Reliant also features a Diabetes Center where dietitians and diabetes nurse educators help patients make changes to control their diabetes. For this reason, Reliant has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for providing Diabetes Self-Management Education according to stringent national standards.
When the weather cooperates, the Nutrition department offers walking visits for patients. This gives the patient a chance to get exercise, another critical piece of a healthy lifestyle, while learning about healthy eating. In addition to one-on-one counseling, group classes are also available. There are also a wide range of popular support groups for patients dealing with specific problems such as diabetes and celiac disease.
At Reliant Medical Group nutritional counseling is available to patients of all ages. A primary care physician referral is needed for an appointment. If you would like to see a registered dietitian, talk with your physician or primary care provider.