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We found 55 nutrition providers near Leawood, KS.

Diadra Lea Harnden
Specializes in Nutrition
6600 College Boulevard; Suite 205
Overland Park, KS
 

Ms. Diadra Harnden practices nutrition. She has indicated that her clinical interests include celiac disease. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease

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Specializes in Nutrition
9100 W 74th Street
Shawnee Mission, KS
 

Clinical interests: Consultation

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Specializes in Nutrition
12140 Nall Avenue; Suite 100
Overland Park, KS
 

Ms. Kimberly Wernel works as a nutrition specialist. She takes Medicare insurance.

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Denise Lee Riesman
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Nutrition
6675 Holmes Road; Suite 550
Kansas City, MO
 

Ms. Denise Riesman's areas of specialization are endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and nutrition; she sees patients in Kansas City, MO. She takes Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Research Medical Center.

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Specializes in Nutrition
12300 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, KS
 

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Specializes in Social Work, Nutrition
4901 Main Street; Suite 400
Kansas City, MO
 

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Specializes in Nutrition
5520 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS
 

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Specializes in Nutrition
12140 Nall Avenue; Suite 100
Overland Park, KS
 

Ms. Tara Marchello's area of specialization is nutrition. Ms. Marchello takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Nutrition
12140 Nall Avenue; Suite 100
Overland Park, KS
 

Ms. Rebecca Bennett practices nutrition. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Nutrition
1000 Carondelet Drive
Kansas City, MO
 

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Specializes in Nutrition
12140 Nall Avenue; Suite 100
Overland Park, KS
 

Ms. Gretchen Huebert works as a nutrition specialist in Overland Park, KS. Ms. Huebert takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Nutrition
9100 W 74th Street
Shawnee Mission, KS
 

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Specializes in Nutrition
12200 State Line Road
Leawood, KS
 

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Specializes in Nutrition
4401 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO
 

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Specializes in Nutrition
9100 W 74th Street
Shawnee Mission, KS
 

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Specializes in Nutrition
6801 W 91st Street
Overland Park, KS
 

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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.