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Diana Soobitsky Arnold M.P.H., R.D., LDN
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 3640 Turnbull Canyon Road, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
Ms. Maggie Wong Yamamoto R.D.
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 342 E Forest Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006
Sally A. Rauch R.D.
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 450 E Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016
Ms. Laura Analia Dorr-Uyemura R.D.
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 1500 Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010
Miss Renee Dominique Cowen R.D.
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 1011 Baldwin Park Boulevard, Baldwin Park, CA 91706
Teresita Buenrosotro RD
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 28 E Newman Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006
Mrs. Vivian Joseph Matiossian RD, CDE
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 450 E Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016
Mrs. Stephanie Ann Serpas Jacobo R.D
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 420 Glendora Avenue, La Puente, CA 91744
Ginger Ann Farias BS
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 1339 Garvey Avenue, West Covina, CA 91790
Mrs. Karen Lynn Williamson RD
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 1011 Baldwin Park Boulevard, Baldwin Park, CA 91706
Joee Quyen Truong R.N
Specializes in Counseling, Nutrition, Family Therapy
Address: 6008 N Fairvale Drive, Azusa, CA 91702
Ms. Hilda Zhang NATUROPATHICESTHETIC
Specializes in Occupational Therapy, Naturopathy, Nutrition
Address: 2389 S Hacienda Boulevard, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
Ms. Rosa Maria Schow MS, RD
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 1011 Baldwin Park Boulevard, Baldwin Park, CA 91706
Mrs. Marilyn Cardenas Briseno R.D.
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 330 S Aldenville Avenue, Covina, CA 91723
Ms. Sally Jill Pataky R.D.
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 1500 Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010
Mrs. Jacqueline Roldan De Los Reyes CLE, RD
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 16120 E Badillo Street, Covina, CA 91722
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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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