To make an appointment with our Nutritionist, you can call 954-561-3663 Ext 102

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What is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)?

Registered dietitian nutritionists — RDNs — are the food and nutrition experts who can translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. RDNs use their nutrition expertise to help individuals make unique, positive lifestyle changes. They work throughout the community in hospitals, schools, public health clinics, nursing homes, fitness centers, food management, food industry, universities, research and private practice. RDNs are advocates for advancing the nutritional status of Americans and people around the world.

What is Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)?

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are part of your healthcare team and provide medical nutrition therapy. Medical nutrition therapy provided by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist includes:

  • Review of what you eat and your eating habits.
    Review of your nutritional health.
    Personalized nutrition treatment plan.

Why should I see a dietitian?

Have you ever been diagnosed with a condition and told by your doctor that you need to “eat better?” Have you ever gone grocery shopping and been overwhelmed by food options, nutrition labels, or think that eating healthy is too expensive? A visit with a registered dietitian can help you navigate your nutrition and answer any questions that you might have about eating for your health.  If you have been diagnosed with a chronic illness like HIV, obesity, diabetes, heart disease or kidney disease and are not sure if you are eating the right foods for your health, a dietitian can help you make the right choices.

What does it cost to see our dietitian?

Nutrition services are free to all Poverello clients. All clients are able to see the Poverello dietitian at no cost.

What will the dietitian and I talk about during a nutrition appointment?

The nutrition appointment is centered around you, the client, and will cover what you are interested in discussing with your dietitian. During an initial appointment, the dietitian will ask you about your medical history and your nutrition goals. The dietitian will then work with you on these goals. In this appointment, you will be able to ask the dietitian any questions that you have about food and nutrition. After the first session, the dietitian will schedule follow up appointments to check on your progress and see if changes are needed in your nutrition goals and treatment plan.

What will I need to bring to my first appointment with the dietitian?

At your first appointment with the dietitian, please bring with you:

  •  Copy of your last doctor visit with list of conditions
  •  Copy of your most recent labs
  •  List of medications
  •  Food journal (this is not required but helps the appointment)

How often should I see the dietitian?

You may only need to see the dietitian once to have your questions answered or you may choose to see the dietitian on a regular basis. How often you see the dietitian depends on your individual needs. You and the dietitian will develop a follow up schedule that works for you. Most clients see the dietitian every 1-3 months for the best results.

Do I need to be a client of the Poverello Center to see the dietitian?

At this time, nutrition counseling by the Poverello dietitian is only available to Poverello clients. If you would like to become a Poverello client, you can call 954-561-3663 ext. 109 to speak with our intake counselor.

As a client receiving medically tailored groceries, how often can I expect a dietitian to contact me?

At the Eat Well Center, we offer medically tailored groceries for meal plan options that have been approved by our registered dietitian and that cater to client’s nutrition needs. If you would like to speak to the dietitian about your groceries or an individualized meal plan, feel free to ask for the dietitian any time you are at the Eat Well Center or call your dietitian to schedule an appointment.

What other nutrition services are available at the Poverello Eat Well Center?

In addition to one-on-one nutrition counseling, we offer group nutrition education classes including a cooking class that teaches clients how to use the foods they receive at the food pantry to make healthy, delicious meals. The cooking class is for all levels.

How can I make an appointment with the Dietitian?

To make an appointment with our Nutritionist, you can call 954-561-3663 Ext 102

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