Eating for Good Health
The registered and licensed dietitians at Grundy County Memorial Hospital provide expert guidance in various food, diet, and nutrition issues. Whether your challenge is a specific disease like diabetes, a food allergy or intolerance, or weight loss or weight gain needs, a dietitian can translate food and nutrition guidelines into practical information that supports your healthy lifestyle. Nutrition counseling may be recommended as part of an overall heart healthy rehabilitation program. Topics covered through individual or small group classes with a GCMH dietitian:
- Individual Medical Nutrition Therapy
Nutrition planning and education tailored to you to address specific health concerns or your physician's recommendation. Health conditions that benefit from nutrition counseling include diabetes, heart disease, including elevated cholesterol and congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, celiac disease, and acid reflux. Counseling is available with a physician referral, and insurance coverage varies. You may wish to contact your insurance company for details before enrollment.
- Personal Health and Wellness coaching
With goals that include eating for good health and life long wellness, individual sessions focus on healthy food selection and preparation and changing eating behaviors for optimum health.
- Weight Loss Coaching
Coaching includes support for making better food choices by:
- Changing your eating habits through behavioral strategies
- Preparing foods and modifying recipes
- Reading food labels and food shopping
- Planning meals and planning for restaurant dining
- Learning stress management techniques