10 Real Life Situations Our Nutrition Services Team Can Help
Penn State Health St. Joseph Nutrition Services are offered by Registered Dietitians. Unlike others that offer advice on nutrition and diet, Registered Dietitians have completed rigorous education and testing standards. St. Joseph Registered Dietitians have the unique qualifications to ‘clear the air’ around nutrition misinformation and provide sound, easy-to-follow nutrition advice.
Not sure when to seek Nutrition Services? Here are the Top 10 Life Situations where we can help.
You have diabetes, cardiovascular problems, high blood pressure, or food allergies. We serve as an integral part of your health-care team by helping you safely change your eating plan without compromising taste or nutrition.
You have digestive problems. We will work with your physician to help fine-tune your diet so you are not aggravating your condition with fried foods, too much caffeine or carbonation.
You’re pregnant or trying to get pregnant. We can help make sure you get nutrients like folate, especially during the first three months of pregnancy, lowering your newborn’s risk for neural tube or spinal cord defects.
You need to gain or lose weight. We can suggest additional calorie sources for healthy weight gain or a restricted-calorie eating plan plus regular physical activity for weight loss while allowing you to still eat all your favorite foods.
You want to eat smarter. We’ll help you sort through misinformation; learn how to read labels at the supermarket; discover that healthy cooking is inexpensive; and learn how to eat out without ruining your eating plan and how to resist workplace temptations.
You are thinking of having or have had gastric bypass surgery. Since your stomach can only manage small servings, it’s a challenge to get the right amount of nutrients in your body. We will work with you and your physician to develop an eating plan for your new needs.
You need guidance and confidence for breastfeeding your baby. We can help make sure you’re getting enough iron, vitamin D, fluoride, and B vitamins for you and your little one.
Your teenager has issues with food and eating healthfully. We can assist with eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia and overweight issues.
You’re caring for an aging parent. We’ll help with food or drug interaction, proper hydration, special diets for hypertension and changing taste buds for aging parents.
You want to improve your performance in sports. Running a marathon? Planning a skiing vacation? We can help you set goals to achieve results.