Nutrition Services

What are nutrition services?

Nutrition services provide patients with education and counseling on their diet.

Nutrition services may focus on overall health and well-being or may be a part of treatment for specific diseases.

Nutrition services dietitians

Nutrition services are provided by registered dietitians. A registered dietitian specializes in food and nutrition. Maine requires that registered dietitians be licensed by the Board of Dietetic Practice as licensed dietitians.

Registered dietitians provide reliable nutrition information and use evidence-based practice that is specific to patients’ nutritional goals.

Nutrition plays an important role in many conditions and diseases, including diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and gastrointestinal problems.

At MaineHealth, registered dietitians are here to help you achieve better health.

Who needs nutrition services?

MaineHealth dietitians can provide nutrition education and counseling on many aspects of health, including:

  • Low blood sugar
  • High blood sugar
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Acid reflux disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Weight management for children and adults
  • Eating disorders
  • Food allergies

Dietitian services

Nutrition services can be individualized to help you achieve a specific goal. Dietitians provide services that include:

  • Weekly visits

  • Individual counseling

  • Support groups

  • Informational/educational sessions

  • Metabolism testing

  • Individualized food plans to help reach a specific goal

  • Food preparation tips

Talk to your provider about a referral to receive nutrition services.