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What is nutritional counseling?

Jessica Crandall
Nutrition & Dietetics
Nutritional counseling is used to help people set goals and develop strategies to overcome obstacles in consuming a healthy diet and lifestyle. Please contact your dietitian if you are struggling to implement a healthy eating regimen. 
Amy Jamieson-Petonic
Nutrition & Dietetics
Nutritional counseling is the development of a nutrition plan that will allow you to consume healthy, tasting foods based on your current health or weight goals. A registered dietitian can provide nutrition counseling in person, or electronically, or telephonically, to meet your needs. Find an RD at www.eatright.org.
Nutritional counseling allows nutrition to truly be approached individually. A lot of nutrition plans and "diets" (aaahhhhh!!!!) are not actually tackling the issues that most people have with food. Most diets are far too restrictive and do not even discuss the clients relationship with food. A good, qualified nutrition counselor sees the client as a whole entity and is prepared to offer the tools needed to reach ones goals and develop the whole person. Nutrition counseling should cover any present food issues (such as denial of food, constant restriction, chronic dieting, overeating, etc.) as well as past issues and how food was presented and viewed growing up.

Nutrition counselors are well versed in whole body nutrition and encourage patients to explore underlying food issues as opposed to simply ignoring them. Nutrition counselors can also help set up healthy meal plans and recipes for the whole family as well as teach patients the importance of proper nutrition.
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