At CrescentCare, we consider nutrition to be a vital part of overall health. Our registered dietitians/nutritionists (RDNs) provide medical nutrition therapy, an evidence-based medical approach to managing certain chronic conditions such as diabetes, using an individually tailored nutrition plan.
Available to CrescentCare patients who are interested in a healthy lifestyle or desire to reach specific nutrition-related goals, in our one-on-one education sessions, the RDN evaluates a patient’s nutritional needs and health goals, counsels on eating habits and food choices, and creates an individualized nutrition plan.
Cooking classes are taught by registered dietitians where participants learn basic principles of nutrition and cooking skills in an interactive, hands-on class setting at our state-of-the-art demonstration and teaching kitchen. Participants learn the healthy facts about certain foods and try different methods of food preparation that encourage a healthier lifestyle.
CrescentCare’s diabetes self-management course offers classes and support groups led by registered dietitians, health educators, a certified diabetes educator, and medical providers. The group A Fresh Look at Diabetes provides the education and support needed to help participants to manage diabetes with confidence. The Mind, Body, and Soul group is holistic approach to weight management, helping participants to achieve a healthy weight and optimal health and wellness through nutrition and lifestyle changes.