Eating for Good Health

The registered and licensed dietitians at CMH 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. All nutritional counseling will require a referral from your provider.

Topics covered through individual or small group telehealth classes with a CMH dietitian:

  1. 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.
  2. 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

Nutrition & Dietitians

Good nutrition is important to staying well. It's also an important part of preventing, treating or managing health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, digestive disorders, obesity, high blood pressure, cancer, and kidney disease.

Our registered dietitians assess nutritional needs and make recommendations in regard to diet, exercise and other treatment plans.

Inpatient Services

  • Nutrition assessments, physical assessments, and nutrition care plans
  • Provide physician-ordered disease-specific meals for treatment and healing
  • Nutrition education

Outpatient Services

  • Initial nutrition consultation: A 45- to 60-minute individual consultation with a registered dietitian. We'll review your health history, medications, food choices, behaviors and health goals to help develop a basic nutrition and wellness plan tailored to your needs and lifestyle.
  • Follow-up series: After completing the initial nutrition consultations, ongoing nutrition counseling is available in 15- to 30-minute sessions.
  • Referrals and insurance: Outpatient nutrition consultations require a physician referral and are not covered by all insurance carriers. Please check with your insurance prior to your visit to verify your coverage.

Available Education

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Celiac Disease
  • Diabetes education
  • Food allergies/intolerance
  • Weight loss or management