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Clinical Nutrition

Better Nutrition. Better Living.

The goal of the clinical nutritionists in the Clinical Nutrition Department is provide comprehensive nutrition consultations services for patients, both inpatient and outpatient.

Our Outpatient Nutrition Counseling Service is available to patients who need a personal nutrition plan for diabetes and pre-diabetes, weight management, high blood pressure, cancer, digestive diseases, and many other conditions. For more information, call Outpatient Nutrition Counseling Services at 215-487-4341.

To learn more about nutrition and your health, join us at one of our nutrition classes held throughout the year.

8 Reasons to Visit a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)

  • You want to eat smarter. A RDN can help you sort through messages you see and hear; learn how to read labels at the supermarket; learn that healthy cooking does not cost more; learn how to eat out without ruining your eating plan; and how to resist workplace temptations.
  • You have diabetes, heart problems, high blood pressure, or kidney disease. A RDN is part of your healthcare team, helping you safely change your eating plan with tasty foods to improve your health.
  • You have cancer and need help coping with the negative side effects of treatment. A RDN can provide practical suggestions to help minimize your discomfort and maintain your nutrition.
  • You’re caring for an aging parent. A RDN can help with food or drug interaction, proper hydration, special diets, and changing taste buds as your parent ages.
  • Your teenager has issues with food and healthy eating. A RDN can assist with eating disorders such anorexia, bulimia, and obesity. *
  • You have digestive problems. A RDN will work with you and your physician to help fine-tune your diet to improve your symptoms.
  • You need to gain or lose weight. A RDN can help you develop a personalized plan to achieve your goals
  • You’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to get pregnant. A RDN can help make sure you get all the necessary nutrients to support a healthy pregnancy and lactation.

*Nutrition counselling and Medical Nutrition Therapy for diagnosed eating disorders will only be provided in collaboration with other members of the client’s treatment team