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Kristen R. Rudolph RD, LDN
Specializes in Pediatrics (Child & Adolescent Medicine), Nutrition
Address: 205 Millers Run Rd, Bridgeville, PA 15017
Shirley West RDN
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 3 Allegheny Ter, Pittsburgh, PA 15207
Ms. Leanne Kinzler
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 1208 Oakwood Dr, Jefferson Hills, PA 15025
Mrs. Marilyn Jean Obiecunas RD, LDN, CDE
Specializes in Nutrition
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 2027 Lebanon Church Rd, West Mifflin, PA 15236
Laura Cordero RD
Specializes in Pediatrics (Child & Adolescent Medicine), Nutrition
Address: 159 Waterdam Rd, Canonsburg, PA 15317
Rebecca Friedrich MS, RD, LDN, CDE
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 525 Trotwood Ridge Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15241
Olivia A. Heyl RD, LD/N
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 1910 Cochran Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Ms. Laura Leigh Sendacook RD, LDN
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: Franklin Drive, PA
Mrs. Nancy Johnson Page RD, LDN
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 5660 Glen Hill Dr, Bethel Park, PA 15102
Nancy Taylor RD, LDN
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 4411 Stilley Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15227
Mary Jo Costello RD
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 269 Newburn Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Specializes in Addiction Therapy, Counseling, Rehabilitative Services, Naturopathy, Nutrition
Address: 210 Bower Hill Rd, Mt Lebanon, PA 15228
Jennifer Yoon RD
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 1580 Mclaughlin Run Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15241
Mrs. Shellie K. Yeung MS, RD, CDE
Specializes in Nutrition
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 389 Oaklawn Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15241
Ms. Cynthia Donovan RDN, CDE
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 1000 Bower Hill Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15243
Jody Lynn Garlick RD
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 120 Ridgway Ct, Pittsburgh, PA 15228

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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