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93 Franklin Turnpike
Waldwick, NJ
 

Ms. Colleen Fitzgerald's area of specialization is nutrition. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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703 Main Street
Paterson, NJ
 

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11 Marz Road
Woodcliff Lake, NJ
 

Ms. Laurie Schlussel practices nutrition. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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24-07 A. Broadway
Fair Lawn, NJ
 

Ms. Irina Strogach practices nutrition in Fair Lawn, NJ. Ms. Strogach is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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357 South Irving Street
Ridgewood, NJ
 

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27 Madison Avenue; Suite 50
Paramus, NJ
 

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297 Kinderkamack Road; Suite 202
Oradell, NJ
 

Ms. Kathleen Day's area of specialization is nutrition. Ms. Day is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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703 Main Street
Paterson, NJ
 

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25 Zabriskie Street; 2b
Hackensack, NJ
 

Ms. Angela Langner is a nutrition specialist. Patients gave Ms. Langner an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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334 Kinderkamack Road
Oradell, NJ
 

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703 Main Street
Paterson, NJ
 

Ms. Alyce Thomas' area of specialization is nutrition. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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401 Hamburg Turnpike; Suite 109
Wayne, NJ
 

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666 Godwin Avenue; Suite 100
Midland Park, NJ
 

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6 Apple Lane
Wayne, NJ
 

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172 Broadway Front Building; Suite 202
Woodcliff Lake, NJ
 

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233 Alberta Drive
Saddle Brook, NJ
 

Ms. Samantha Kaoutarani's specialty is nutrition. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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.