Unlock the Potential to Heal with a Dietitian
Dietitians in hospitals promote food’s potential to heal by working with inter-professional teams to create individualized nutrition care plans for patients. Undernutrition (low intake of calories, protein, and other nutrients) in hospitalized patients is often complicated by other conditions like injuries or diseases that make eating difficult and further increase nutritional needs. A dietitian is key to finding solutions to complex nutrition problems!
Dietitians use nutrition to support healing in other settings as well, such as providing education through private practice or family health clinics to help people prevent and manage various health conditions.
As trusted food and nutrition experts, dietitians can offer life-changing nutrition advice to help you unlock the potential of food. Interventions by dietitians can:
Help people with diabetes manage their blood sugar levels
Help people make heart-healthy lifestyle changes to improve their blood pressure and cholesterol
Help people with celiac disease navigate a gluten-free diet to promote gut healing and improve nutrient absorption
Help cancer patients manage the side effects of treatments and prevent food aversions from chemotherapy
Help people with swallowing difficulties to maintain good nutrition
Some dietitians seek board certifications to specialize in their area of practice. For example, Certified Diabetes Educators specialize in the management of diabetes and prediabetes, while Certified Bariatric Educators have expertise in the principles of obesity management.
When Should You See a Dietitian?
You may want to seek the advice of a dietitian if you have questions or concerns about:
How to eat to manage a chronic disease like diabetes
Pregnancy and lactation
Infant feeding and picky eating
Diet trends like keto or intermittent fasting
Getting enough nutrients on a vegetarian or vegan diet
Allergies and food intolerances
How to eat to optimize sports performance
You can find a dietitian delivering the services you need in your area here, or book a free consultation with Bridge Nutrition Services to work with a registered dietitian and Certified Bariatric Educator to achieve your best weight.