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Specializes in Nutrition
330 Orchard Street; Suite 309
New Haven, CT
 

Ms. Gina Giacinto Kessler specializes in nutrition and practices in New Haven, CT. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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20 York Street; Ynhh Nutrition Clinic - Cbb Room 52
New Haven, CT
 

Ms. Amy Plano practices nutrition. Ms. Plano honors Medicare insurance.

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284 Quarry Road; Suite 7
Milford, CT
 

Ms. Constance Greene's specialty is nutrition. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5.

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175 Sherman Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Ms. Katherine Duffy works as a nutrition specialist in New Haven, CT. Ms. Duffy is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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330 Orchard Street; Suite 307
New Haven, CT
 

Ms. Diana Rosa works as a nutrition specialist. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Ms. Rosa accepts Medicare insurance.

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950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT
 

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Specializes in Nutrition
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT
 

Ms. Samantha Trupin practices nutrition in West Haven, CT. Ms. Trupin is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System.

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Specializes in Nutrition
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT
 

Ms. Elizabeth Kinsley is a nutrition specialist in West Haven, CT. Ms. Kinsley is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System.

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Specializes in Nutrition
136 Sherman Avenue; 405
New Haven, CT
 

Ms. Tamzin Marchese's area of specialization is nutrition. Ms. Marchese is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Nutrition
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT
 

Ms. Tracey Pascarella is a nutrition specialist. She is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System.

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Specializes in Nutrition
255 Cooper Place
New Haven, CT
 

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Specializes in Nutrition
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT
 

Ms. Alison Breen's area of specialization is nutrition. Ms. Breen is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System.

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Specializes in Nutrition
1 Evergreen Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Nutrition
400 Columbus Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

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Specializes in Nutrition
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 180
Hamden, CT
 

Ms. Samantha Radin practices nutrition. Ms. Radin takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Nutrition
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT
 

Ms. Nancy Hessler is a nutrition specialist. She is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System.

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What is Nutrition Counseling?

Food is one of the most basic resources our bodies use for growth and energy, tied intricately to our well-being. Not only can what we eat affect our health, but certain conditions can affect how well our bodies process food. Nutrition is the study of this complex interaction, and when patients seek the advice of an expert to help them manage food in their life, it is called nutrition counseling.

At the most basic level, nutrition counseling can be simply a talk with a family physician. Doctors receive training in nutrition as part of their education, and they are generally qualified to make recommendations about diet for their patients. Some doctors take a professional interest in nutrition and become experts by taking extra classes or studying nutrition in their practice. In general, however, complex nutrition guidance will be referred to a nutrition specialist, generally a dietitian.

Registered dietitians are nutrition experts that have passed specific higher education, accreditation, and internship requirements. They may work in hospitals, nursing facilities, or private practices to provide nutrition therapy and advise patients about their health and diet. Like dietitians, nutritionists also work to counsel patients about food and health. Some nutritionists have degrees in nutrition or food science, but the title ‘nutritionist’ is not protected by law. In the United States, anyone is allowed to call themselves a nutritionist, regardless of their education level.

Nutrition counseling can be useful for anyone who is looking to get to a healthy weight, manage a chronic illness through diet, or simply lead a healthier lifestyle. Some examples of issues that benefit from nutrition counseling include:
  • Obesity
  • Eating disorders
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Food allergies
  • Kidney disease
  • Digestive disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Pregnancy or lactation
  • Participation in competitive sports

During a nutrition counseling appointment, the provider -- doctor, nutritionist, or dietitian -- typically will look over your medical history and talk to you about your current diet, your goals, what kinds of food you like, and any problems that you are currently struggling with in your health or diet. Then the specialist will help you set food goals and create a customized plan to help you meet your nutritional needs. Nutrition specialists may also offer classes, workshops, cooking demonstrations, and more. Their role is not to lecture you about what you should be eating, but to offer education and resources to make eating healthy foods easier.