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Nutrition Services

Most people know eating right is an essential part of good health, but everyone’s nutritional needs are different. These needs can change over your lifecycle or with the onset of certain chronic diseases. Age and underlying disease states may become more complicated to manage during the recovery time which can be frustrating.

How Can A Registered Dietitian Help Me?

A Registered Dietitian (RD) is trained to manage complex medical issues and provide individualized nutrition goals. The RD will create a plan tailored to the individual that will allow them to meet their nutritional needs for optimal health and recovery.

Comprehensive Nutrition Services for Adults:

  • Weight Management
  • Nutrition to maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • Diabetes Education (Individual and Group)
  • Gestational Diabetes (Diabetes During Pregnancy)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases (GI)
  • Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy
  • Specialty nutrition for liver and kidney disease
  • High Blood Pressure/Cholesterol
  • Tube feeding initiation and adjustments

What Will Happen During a Nutrition Visit?

  • Evaluation of dietary intake specific to your medical issues
  • Evaluation of fluid, vitamin, mineral needs
  • Age and disease specific education and strategy planning to make positive diet changes to meet individualized goals
  • Menu planning
  • Education on label reading
  • Strategies for eating out

How Long Does a Visit Typically Last?

New Visits: 60 minutes
Follow Up Visits: 30-60 minutes
To schedule an appointment call: 984-974-0210

Referrals and Insurance:

UNC Nutrition Services is a UNC Hospital based clinic. A physician referral is required to receive outpatient medical nutrition therapy. This aids in getting insurance coverage for your appointment. Most insurance carriers provide at least partial coverage for consult fees, but some do not. Before scheduling a consultation, please check with your insurance company to confirm the extent of your coverage.

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Interested in becoming a patient or scheduling an appointment? Give us a call today at 984-974-0210.

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