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Nutrition Education and Counseling

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The Nutrition Education and Counseling Program is comprised of a registered dietitian nutritionist dedicated to providing quality and confidential nutrition counseling and education.

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The Nutrition Education and Counseling services at Central Vermont Medical Center is comprised of a registered dietitian nutritionist dedicated to providing quality and confidential nutrition counseling and education tailored to your specific needs. We work with you to develop realistic lifestyle goals to best improve or maintain your health.

“There is no drug or pill as effective or affordable as a healthy lifestyle.”

Make a change in your life today! Call us at 802-225-5680 to make an appointment.

Our Services

Our Nutrition Education & Counseling services include one-on-one nutrition education and counseling, for adults and children, for many conditions including:

  • diabetes    
  • weight management    
  • heart disease    
  • high cholesterol    
  • high blood pressure    
  • eating disorders
  • pediatrics    
  • cancer                    
  • kidney stones
  • gastrointestinal issues    
  • food allergies & intolerances     
  • individualized meal planning

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN)?

An RDN is an expert in the field of food and nutrition who has a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and successful completion of a national licensing exam. RDNs work in many settings including hospitals, outpatient clinics, and primary care offices.

What is the difference between an RD and a nutritionist?

The “RDN” credential is a legally protected title that can only be used by those who are certified by both the Commission on Dietetic Registration and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Anyone can call themselves a nutritionist with minimal or no training because education is not required to use this title.

What could our RDNs do for you?

  • Help you understand the relationship between food and health.
  • Show you how to create a meal plan based on your individual nutrition needs and food preferences.
  • Customize a nutritious and tasteful eating plan to help you lose weight realistically and permanently.
  • Teach you how to eat healthy to prevent chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
  • Provide guidance on the use of dietary and herbal supplements.
  • Answer your questions and clarify common myths and misconceptions about nutrition.

How are my health and your weight connected?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if you are overweight or obese, you are at a higher risk for developing a chronic condition such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Some types of cancers
  • High blood pressure
  • High blood cholesterol and high blood triglycerides
  • Liver and gallbladder disease
  • Sleep apnea and respiratory problems
  • Arthritis
  • Gynecological problems for women (abnormal menstrual periods and infertility)

Working with an RDN to develop a realistic meal and exercise plan to lose weight and keep it off can help you prevent these conditions.

 

“It’s cheaper and easier to preserve your health
than it is to repair it.”