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NutritionNutrition Services

Sarasota Memorial’s Registered Dietitians use the most up-to-date, evidenced-based research to provide effective medical nutrition therapy to patients who require nutrition support and education during their hospital visit or at home. 

At any point during a hospital stay, patients may request a consult with a dietitian for nutrition assessments, education, tube feeding and parenteral nutrition recommendations. Nutrition intervention has been proven to promote healing, improve outcomes and decrease length of stay.

Patient Meal Services
Meals are prepared and served to promote your healing process with special attention to provide you with an experience that is pleasant and comforting. Chefs choice meals are offered daily with alternative selections if you prefer. Physician prescribed diets are provided based on medical requirements and cultural and diet preferences are also accommodated. 

Outpatient Nutrition Counseling
If your goal is to lose weight, address a health concern or simply live well, our Registered and Licensed Dietitians also provide outpatient counseling for people with health-related concerns, including obesity, hypertension, gastrointestinal disorders, high cholesterol, polycystic ovary syndrome and more. We also offer nutrition coaching for sports training, pregnancy, weight loss and overall wellness. Outpatient services include:

  • Individual nutrition and lifestyle plans
  • Computerized nutrition analysis
  • Review of lab work
  • Recipe and kitchen makeovers
  • Weight-loss strategies
  • Tips for healthy cooking, dining and travel


Outpatient nutrition counseling is provided on a fee-for-service basis.  First sessions typically last an hour and include an assessment of food/supplements, lifestyle behaviors, medical issues and activity level, followed by a customized plan to meet your individual goals. Visits may be covered by some insurance companies. If not, a 50 percent discount per visit applies.

Learn More
Call our Outpatient Nutrition Counseling Program at (941) 917-7468 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Download our Nutritious and Delicious Recipe Book or browse our list of healthy recipes. You can also watch our Nutrition Series of videos below or select from the playlist on youtube.