Nutrition is an important part of health maintenance. It affects the prevention and treatment of many diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes and cirrhosis. Nutrition therapy also plays a significant role in the medical management of high risk pregnancies, gastrointestinal diseases, hyperlipidemia, hyperglycemia and other disease states.
Prescribed nutrition therapy is provided by registered dietitians qualified by education, experience and expertise. A registered dietitian assesses your nutrition status and tailors nutrition therapy to your individual eating habits, lifestyle, budget and nutrient needs required by your diagnosis.
Nutrition Education & Counseling
Memorial's registered dietitians perform thorough, individualized nutritional assessments. They develop well-balanced nutrition and lifetyle goals individualized for patients with the following conditions:
- Weight Management
- Heart Disease and Elevated Lipids
- High Blood Pressure
- Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance
- Kidney Disease
- Gastrointestinal Disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulosis or Crohn's
- Nutrition during Pregnancy and Lactation
- Unintentional Weight Loss
- General Nutrition and Disease Prevention
To schedule a dietitian appointment, call Memorial Nutrition Services at 217-788-3948, or email us at MemorialWeightLossAndWellness@mhsil.com. A referral is required from your physician for individual appointments and group sessions.