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Outpatient Nutrition Counseling

Hudson Valley Hospital Center now offers Nutrition Counseling provided by Registered Dietitians (RD).  Our dietitians are nutrition experts who are nationally accredited and have completed extensive education in the scientific principles of nutrition and disease management. 

Nutrition counseling is not about dieting.  We believe “everything in moderation”.  Dietitians at Hudson Valley Hospital Center provide practical approaches to help individuals modify their eating habits and develop skills they can apply to long term healthy living.  We look at the whole person, your medical history, lab tests, weight history, lifestyle and food preferences.  We work with you in individual sessions to create a customized plan and health goals.

Who can benefit from nutrition counseling?  Anyone who wants to develop a healthier lifestyle and especially those who struggle with the chronic conditions, such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Kidney Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Problems
  • Obesity & Metabolic Syndrome
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Food Allergies, and more

Benefits of counseling may include:

  • Improved Quality of Life & Longevity
  • Reduction in Amount of Medications Needed
  • Decreased Lifetime Healthcare Costs
  • Improved Health Management:
    • Better blood sugar control
    • Lower cholesterol levels
    • Lower blood pressure
    • Healthy weight

What can you expect from nutrition counseling?

  • Analysis of diet & food intake
  • Meal planning & cooking guidelines
  • Education on how to read food labels and understand portion size
  • Guidelines for dining our or eating on the run
  • How to balance your food choices based on your medical history, weight, lab tests, and medications
  • Simple, long term solutions to manage your health through food & nutrition

We accept many insurance providers, including (but not limited to):

            Medicare/ Medicaid                 Oxford                         HIP

            Aetna                                 Healthnet                      GHI

            Blue Cross/Blue Shield United Healthcare                     MVP

We are happy to check your insurance benefits before you schedule an appointment.  A special out-of-pocket rate is also available if your insurance plan does not provide benefits for your diagnosis.

 

For healthy eating tips, see the latest Nutrition Newsletter or check out our blog on the Peekskill-Cortlandt Patch. If you would like to subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter with healthy eating tips and recipes, click this JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING link.

For more information on Nutrition Counseling call (914) 734-3022 or e-mail JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING . To schedule an appointment call (914) 734-3030.