Welcome to Healthy Living’s Nutrition Department!
Food is such an important part of our life. We celebrate with food and console ourselves with food. The thousands of chemicals that are available in what we eat can have such a huge impact on how we feel and we cannot ignore that!
If you are wondering how your nutritional choices can improve your health and well-being, then you have certainly come to the right place. At Healthy Living, your dietitian can help:
• If you have been diagnosed and being treated for cancer
We will help you to manage the side effects of treatment such as weight loss, trouble swallowing, taste changes, fatigue, constipation or diarrhea.
• If you have a heart condition or have had a cardiac event
Adjusting your diet to reduce your risk of a major cardiac event can be confusing and challenging. We will assist you in making realistic and achievable healthy lifestyle changes.
• If you are trying to lose weight
A safe, effective weight loss program will be devised for you based on your personal needs. Physical activity is a key in managing weight and this will be discussed and added to your plan of action.
• If you are have uncontrolled diabetes
A food plan will help you manage your blood sugars and get you back on track to feeling better again. Learn how to enjoy all foods. Nothing is off limits if you know how to plan, within reason, of course!
• If you have questions about supplements
We will help you clear up any confusion about what to take and what not to take. With the millions of supplement choices out there, it can be hard to figure out where to spend your money.
And best of all….
Making lifestyle and nutrition changes can be tough. It’s easy to have a plan, but it’s not always easy to implement that plan in the real world. We understand this well and that is how Dana Nolan can help. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Dana can work with you to identify any barriers you may encounter in making changes. She can be a vital part of the team that will help you to reach your goals.
Don’t wait for the New Year or the new week or even the new day to start making changes. It all starts NOW!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a dietitian?
A registered dietitian is a food and nutrition expert who has met academic and professional requirements including:
• Earned a Bachelor’s Degree with course work approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND.) Coursework typically management, business, economics, computer science, sociology, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology and chemistry.
• Completed an accredited, supervised practice program at a health care facility, community agency or food service corporation.
• Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
• Completes continuing education requirements to maintain registration.
How is an RD different than a nutritionist?
The “RD” credential is a legally protected title that can only be used by practitioners who are authorized by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Some RDs may call themselves “nutritionists,” but not all nutritionists are registered dietitians. The definition and requirements for the term “nutritionist” vary. Some states have licensure laws that define the range of practice for someone using the designation “nutritionist,” but in other states, virtually anyone can call him or herself a “nutritionist” regardless of education or training.
What are some reputable websites to find more information?
•Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: http://www.eatright.org/
•American Cancer Society: http://www.cancer.org/
•American Institute for Cancer Research: http://www.aicr.org/
•American Heart Association: http://www.heart.org/