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How can a dietitian help me meet my nutritional needs?

Dariush Mozaffarian, MD
Internal Medicine
To scrutinize your current diet and to set up a plan that precisely meets your nutritional needs, consult a registered dietitian, who can take into account your food preferences and allergies or other health issues (such as lactose intolerance). Many dietitians have access to computer programs and databases that ease the most difficult calculations, such as nutrient analyses of menus. You can ask your clinician for a referral (check to see if your insurance covers the cost of nutritional counseling), or ask at a local hospital or medical center.

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