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What is the goal of nutrition counseling?

Vandana  R. Sheth
Vandana R. Sheth on behalf of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Nutrition & Dietetics
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The goal of nutrition counseling is to:
  • assess your individual nutrition needs
  • provide education including practical tips to meet your nutrition needs
  • to promote your body's potential towards health, wellness and disease prevention
Registered dietitians (RDs) are the food and nutrition experts. You can find a dietitian near you by visiting eatright.org
Jim White
Jim White on behalf of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Nutrition & Dietetics
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The goal of nutrition counseling is to identify the strengths and weaknesses present in an individual's diet. Usually done by registered dietitians, an individual should expect to receive support and education to help make and maintain those necessary dietary changes.  

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