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Nutrition Specialist

Nutrition & Health Center

Nutrition & Health Coaches located in Union County of NJ, Elizabeth, NJ

When it comes to what you should and shouldn’t eat, you may find a lot of contradicting advice. Though nutrition is an evolving science, healthy eating recommendations have been fairly consistent over the years. At Nutrition & Health Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the dietitian-nutritionist professionals are passionate about health, nutrition, and happiness. Whether you want to lose weight, learn how to eat better, or need a nutrition plan for a health issue, the experts at Nutrition & Health Center can help. Call the office or book an appointment online today. Telemedicine appointments are available.

Nutrition Q & A

What is nutrition?

Nutrition is a science that focuses on how food and nutrients affect human health and growth. Food supplies your body with calories (energy) and essential nutrients, including carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals, and water.

What you eat affects your health and well-being. For good health, you need to eat a balanced diet that provides the right amount of calories and nutrients to meet your needs. 

The basics of a healthy diet should include:

  • A variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains
  • Lean sources of protein (poultry, fish, seafood, beans)
  • Nutrient-rich fats (nuts, seeds, avocados, salmon)
  • Eight or more cups of water

Good nutrition also means limiting your intake of foods high in sodium, added sugar, and saturated fat. 

Who benefits from nutrition counseling?

Anyone who has questions or concerns about their diet or nutritional health can benefit from nutrition counseling. 

The experts at Nutrition & Health Center provide nutrition counseling for a wide range of needs and concerns, and their services are available to people of all ages, including children and older adults. 

Some of their areas of expertise include:

  • Chronic disease management (e.g., hypertension, heart disease, chronic kidney disease)
  • Diabetes
  • Eating disorders
  • Medical weight loss
  • Food sensitivities
  • Food allergies
  • Pediatric nutrition
  • Geriatric nutrition

Pediatric and geriatric nutrition is a specialized area of nutrition care. These groups have unique nutritional needs, including calories, vitamins, and minerals. 

In pediatric nutrition, the focus is on providing comprehensive nutritional care plans that support healthy growth and development. For geriatric nutrition, the focus is on creating nutritional care plans that improve or maintain quality of life. 

The nutrition experts also offer nutrition counseling for people who simply want to improve their overall health and wellness or avoid developing a chronic disease. 

What can I expect during nutrition counseling?

You can expect professional and compassionate care during your nutrition counseling at Nutrition & Health Center. The registered dietitian nutritionists do more than just talk to you about your diet.

The practice features advanced equipment to measure your body composition and metabolic rate. It also has a professional nutrient analysis program that allows nutrition specialists to objectively evaluate the nutritional adequacy of your usual diet.

They use the information provided by the innovative tools, as well as the information they gather during your initial nutrition assessment, to create objective and effective nutrition recommendations for your personalized nutrition care plan. 

Your RDN spends time talking to you about your plan and the steps you can take to incorporate the recommendations into your lifestyle. They schedule follow-up appointments to provide the tools and guidance you need to create healthy habits you can follow the rest of your life.

When it comes to nutrition, you need to talk to the experts. Call Nutrition & Health Center, or book an appointment online today.