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

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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.

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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

  • Weight loss

  • Mindful eating

  • Pregnancy and lactation

  • Digestive problems 

  • 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.

Ryan Stallard