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Nutrition Counseling

Nutrition Counseling

Improve your eating habits to help your body fight a disease or stay well.

Nutrition counseling at Ballad Health teaches you what, when and how to eat for your specific health condition. You’ll find this service is one of the simplest ways to help yourself feel better and more energetic.

Conditions We Treat

Ask a doctor about nutrition counseling if you or your child has:

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive issues, including irritable bowel syndrome
  • Eating disorders
  • Food allergies or intolerances, such as celiac disease
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure or high cholesterol
  • Kidney disease
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Trouble swallowing

Nutrition counseling can help you enjoy a healthy pregnancy. You’ll also take advantage of the service if you’re preparing for bariatric (weight-loss) surgery.

Meet With a Nutritionist or Dietitian

You’ll meet one-on-one with a certified nutritionist or registered dietitian to talk about your medical history, eating habits, lifestyle, goals, and food likes and dislikes.

Depending on your needs, you might learn how to:

  • Cook tasty, healthy food that’s easy to eat
  • Make healthy choices at a grocery store or restaurant
  • Plan meals that include the nutrients you need
  • Read food labels
  • Snack wisely

Enjoy a Healthy Lifestyle

Make nutrition counseling part of a healthy lifestyle plan. Take advantage of a wide range of Ballad Health classes and programs and healthy living resources for your whole family.


Find a Specialist

View Ballad Health’s network of doctors and search by name, specialty, condition, gender and location. Or call 833-8-BALLAD for help finding a provider who offers the specific care you need.


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