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525 Avenida Roosvelt, Plaza Las Americas; La Torre De Plaza, Suite 605
Hato Rey, PR
 

Ms. Enid Melendez specializes in nutrition and practices in Hato Rey, PR. Ms. Melendez takes Medicare insurance.

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Ave. Roberto Clemente; 124-5 Villa Carolina
Carolina, PR
 

Ms. Mariely Olivero works as a nutrition specialist. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Ms. Olivero's practice is open to new patients.

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Ave Ponce De Leon # 715; Nutrition Dept.
San Juan, PR
 

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877 Ave. Campo Rico; Country Club
San Juan, PR
 

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352 Calle San Claudio; Pmb 322
San Juan, PR
 

Ms. Yira Ayala is a nutrition specialist. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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C-6 Camino Alejandrino; Villa Clementina
Guaynabo, PR
 

Ms. Maria Rodriguez's specialty is nutrition. Ms. Rodriguez accepts Medicare insurance.

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Calle Sergio Cuevas Bustamante 550
Hato Rey, PR
 

Ms. Maribel Collazo is a nutrition specialist. Ms. Collazo accepts Medicare insurance.

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42 Calle Marfil; Urb Riviers De Cupey
San Juan, PR
 

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1801 Ave Ponce De Leon; Suite 412
San Juan, PR
 

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1056 Calle Ferrocarril; Suite #1
Rio Piedras, PR
 

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1688 Aguas Calientes St.; Venus Gardens
San Juan, PR
 

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Carretera 22 Barrio Monacillos; Terrenos Centro Medico
Rio Piedras, PR
 

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196 Calle Juan P Duarte; Primer Piso Cond Duarte
Hato Rey, PR
 

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196 Calle Juan P Duarte; First Floor
San Juan, PR
 

Ms. Mayra Santana is a nutrition specialist. Ms. Santana honors Medicare insurance.

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480 Calle Juan Kepler; Urb.tulipan
San Juan, PR
 

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Rj23 Via Del Plata; Rio Cristal, Encantada
Trujillo Alto, PR
 

Ms. Aimee Maldonado's area of specialization is nutrition. She is in-network 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.