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Specializes in Family Medicine, Nutrition
133 Benmore Drive; Suite 200
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. George Guthrie's areas of specialization are family medicine and nutrition; he sees patients in Winter Park, FL. Dr. Guthrie is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Nutrition
250 E Colonial Drive; Suite 200
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Joan Meek works as a pediatric nutrition specialist. Dr. Meek is affiliated with Orlando Health. She graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Meek completed a residency program at Duke University Medical Center.

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Specializes in Nutrition
 

Ms. Jennifer White's area of specialization is nutrition. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Nutrition
2501 N Orange Avenue; Suite 537n
Orlando, FL
 

Specializes in Nutrition
620 N Wymore Road
Maitland, FL
 

Specializes in Nutrition
1911 N Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL
 

Ms. Celia Graham is a nutrition specialist in Orlando, FL. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Nutrition
1345 Clay Street
Winter Park, FL
 

Ms. Georgeanne Little practices nutrition. Her average patient rating is 1.0 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Nutrition
1770 Adams Street
Longwood, FL
 

Ms. Lauren Popeck specializes in nutrition and practices in Longwood, FL. Ms. Popeck honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Nutrition
555 W State Road 434
Longwood, FL
 

Ms. Linda Lopez Matias' specialty is nutrition. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Nutrition
820 N Thistle Lane
Maitland, FL
 

Specializes in Nutrition
5201 Raymond Street
Orlando, FL
 

Specializes in Nutrition
2431 Aloma Avenue
Winter Park, FL
 

Specializes in Nutrition
2415 N Orange Avenue; Suite #700
Orlando, FL
 

Specializes in Nutrition
601 E Rollins Street
Orlando, FL
 

Specializes in Nutrition
5201 Raymond Street
Orlando, FL
 

Specializes in Nutrition
2501 N Orange Avenue; Suite 509
Orlando, FL
 

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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.
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