Nutrition, one of the six focus areas of the Lifespan Lifestyle Medicine Center, is a critical part of our well-being. It can sometimes be complicated to understand how the foods you choose affect your body. Our Lifestyle Medicine Center’s approach to nutrition counseling simplifies these complexities so you can include foods that support your health and foods that you also enjoy using a non-diet approach. Our registered dietitians, Katie Lester, MS, RD, LDN, CIC; Viviane Fornasaro-Donahue, MS, RD, LDN; Kara Cucinotta, MS, RDN, CNSC, LDN; Meagan Coon, MS, RD, LDN; and Benjamin Nelson, MS, RD, LDN , CPT offer individual nutrition counseling and group programs to help fulfill your health and wellness needs.
What Is Nutrition Counseling?
According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, nutrition counseling is a supportive process to set priorities, establish goals, and create individualized action plans which acknowledge and foster responsibility for self-care.
How Does Nutrition Counseling Work?
Nutrition counseling is a two-way interaction between a patient and their provider. Under the guidance of a registered dietitian, patients learn how to interpret the results of their nutritional assessment and how to incorporate a variety of well-balanced nutrients into healthy, economical, and flavorful meals and snacks. Patients can gain an understanding of the impact that nutrition has on their health status and modify their behavior to focus on practical lifestyle changes to reach nutritional goals. Patients benefit from establishing and maintaining personal goals that lead to a healthier lifestyle overall.
What Health Concerns Does Nutrition Counseling Help?
Our nutrition team specializes in the following areas:
- Cancer survivorship
- Cardiovascular disease
- Food allergies and intolerances
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Gestational diabetes
- Intuitive eating
- Plant-based eating
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Weight concerns
Nutrition Counseling Near Me in Rhode Island
Nutrition Counseling is conveniently located in Providence, Rhode Island at the Lifestyle Medicine Center.