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Customized nutrition plans for adults struggling with maintaining a healthy weight.

Initial Nutrition Consult

Follow Up Consults

Information on Children & Adolescent Weight Management

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Initial Nutrition Consult
  • Diet, health and physical activity analysis based on patient information and medical history
  • Explanation of individualized nutrition and physical activity plan
  • Ideas for increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviors
  • Education regarding the “Nutrition and Health Connection”
  • Explanation of energy balance – ENERGY IN versus ENERGY OUT
  • Setting safe and realistic lifestyle goals appropriate for adults for making changes in their weight using both nutrition and physical activity
  • Teaching concepts and techniques that provide life-long skills and behavior modification tools to enhance health and well being
Follow up consults would include the following (number of consults required are based on the needs of the individual)
  • Weight check in and review of previous visit’s goals and nutrition plan progress
  • Label reading techniques that help you make healthier food choices for your family
  • Healthy snacking
  • Portion distortion/serving sizes – understanding how portion sizes can affect weight control.
  • Sugar content of food demonstration
  • Alternative food choices
  • “Am I Really Hungry?” exercise and eating cues
  • Fast and healthy meals at home
  • Volumizing techiniques and food substitutions when cooking and baking
  • Dining out with health in mind
  • Take-home resources that will help you continue your lifelong investment in health and weight management.
  • How to handle set backs in weight management.
  • Setting goals for the long term



Related Links
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Andrew Weil/Integrative Medicine
My Pyramid
National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine
Cholesterol Information


  Photo © Paul Kuhn
  Photo © Paul Kuhn
  Photo © Paul Kuhn





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