Fillmore Community Hospital Nutrition Services are available to help people of all ages live the healthiest lives possible. Nutrition services are provided by registered dietitian nutritionists who work with with people at whatever stage of life they are in to make healthy changes to diet and lifestyle. Whether you are looking to make major changes, or are not sure what needs to be done, our team can help.
Common Nutrition Services
- Weight management
- Diabetes management through nutrition
- Food allergies and intolerances
- Sports nutrition
- General medication nutrition therapy
Preparing for a Visit
Making changes to diet and lifestyle can be challenging, which is why our dietitians are experts at helping you examine your eating habits and will provide you with tools to help you be successful with your nutrition goals. One of the best ways you can prepare for a visit with our dietitians is to keep a food log. No fancy format is needed, though there are many apps that can help. Just keep a record of everything you eat and drink, portion sizes, and when you consumed the food.
Check Insurance Coverage
Before scheduling an appointment, please confirm with your insurance provider what services they will cover.
What to Expect at Your Appointment
Please bring your food log, and arrive 5-10 minutes before your scheduled appointment to allow time for registration, which is done at the computer kiosk located just inside the main entrance to the hospital. Once your registration has been confirmed, you will be brought back to visit with a registered dietitian. Your initial appointment will take about an hour, and subsequent appointments are about 30 minutes. Follow-up appointments may be scheduled to help you achieve your goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
I want to lose weight, but I don't have a lot of time to go to the gym or cook all the time. Can you help?
Yes. The healthiest way to lose weight is through lifestyle adjustment, which means working on small changes over time, rather than a diet. This applies to exercise too. Exercise can be as simple as a 20-minute walk after dinner, rather than an intense, two-hour gym session.
I was just diagnosed diabetic. Do I need to stop eating fruit?
No. Many diabetes myths are out there, including this myth about fruit. It is very possible to eat your favorite foods while being diabetic. Our dietitians can help you meal plan and live well with diabetes.