Interested in healthy eating for a healthier life? Do you need to lose weight or control a disease (such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol)? Are you tired of trying diet after diet without long-lasting results?
Nutrition Counseling Services (NCS) offers a wide variety of nutrition services to include individual sessions, group sessions, cooking classes, and special events to help meet your nutrition and health goals. The focus is on lifestyle change through healthy eating and physical activity/exercise that will produce long-term results. To help you achieve your goals, NCS will develop an individualized program to meet your specific needs though one of our most popular programs listed below:
Includes 6 (1 hour) visits with a Registered Dietitian and participants receive free Weekly Weight Checks. Topics Include:
Build a healthy diet in a stepwise progression as you learn about healthy food choices within each food group (grains, meats and beans, oils, vegetables, fruits, and dairy products). After your initial assessment visit, you will receive six visits, each one focusing on a new food group. You will have time between visits to incorporate healthy changes within your diet. Recipes, menus, and meal planning ideas for each group will be discussed. Additional visits available as needed.
Using the toolkit developed by Robert F. Kushner, MD, Nancy Kushner, MSN, RN, and Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD entitled Counseling Overweight Adults: The Lifestyle Patterns Approach and Toolkit, clients are able to rank behaviors in three major areas: eating patterns, exercise patterns, and coping patterns. Based upon the results of an interactive quiz, clients are given goals to help change their individual habits and behaviors which have led to their excessive weight gain and/or unhealthy eating and activity patterns. The goals and progress in meeting goals are tracked over time.
Based upon guidelines from the American Dietetic Association, you will be provided Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) to help manage your disease through healthy eating. Common diseases include, but are not limited to, the following:
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