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Can an apple a day really keep the doctor away? There’s age-old wisdom in that common adage, but since then, science has proven a multitude of health benefits that can be achieved through nutritional therapy. Indeed, most of today’s chronic health challenges – obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol, and heart disease – can be influenced by what we eat, our activity level and how we handle stress.
That’s where Sarasota Memorial’s Outpatient Nutrition Program can help. Whether your goal is to lose weight, address a health concern or simply live well, Sarasota Memorial’s nutrition and lifestyle coaches provide the education and support you need to change old habits and meet personal wellness goals.
Eating Healthier for Life
People seek nutritional counseling for a variety of reasons. There are medical nutrition therapies available to help people manage or reduce risks for heart disease, hypertension, cancer diabetes, kidney disease, digestive disorders and much more. There are dietary recommendations for pregnant and lactating women, athletes and sports enthusiasts. They all share the same goal: to learn how to bring balance and harmony to their eating style. Sarasota Memorial’s Outpatient Nutrition Program is designed to do just that with comprehensive nutrition education, counseling and lifestyle coaching by Registered and Licensed Dietitians.
Our nutrition specialists are experts at translating the latest scientific findings into easy-to-understand information. Our dietitians are experienced in working with people of all ages, in individual and/or family sessions. Your first session, which typically lasts an hour, includes an assessment of food and supplements, lifestyle behaviors, medical issues and activity level. Realistic and individual nutrition and lifestyle goal-setting is provided. Follow up sessions may be recommended to assess your progress and modify strategies if needed.
Services provided include:
- Special meal planning
- Individualized eating & lifestyle plans
- Computerized nutrition analysis
- Review of lab work
- Recipe make-overs
- Weight loss strategies
- Tips for healthy cooking, dining & travel
Our nutrition professionals have a wide range of clinical experience managing a variety of specialties, including:
- High cholesterol
- Elevated blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Obesity/weight management
- Food allergies and intolerances
- Sports nutrition
- Metabolic syndrome
- Pregnancy/Prenatal nutrition
- General health & wellness
Call our Outpatient Nutrition Counseling Program at (941) 917-7468 to schedule an appointment and take an important step toward better health.
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