Franklin Community Health Network

Nutrition Services

Clinical nutrition services provide patients with support through therapeutic diets, education and counseling and alternative nutrition therapies such as enteral feeding. Services may focus on overall health and well-being or may be a part of a treatment for specific diseases, injury, or acute illness.

Services are provided by registered dietitians and dietetic technicians, licensed by the Board of Dietetic Practice. Our clinical nutrition team provides reliable nutrition information and uses evidence-based practices specific to each patients’ nutritional goals. We also provide nutrition education and counseling on many aspects of health, including:

  • Oncology
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Digestive disorders (IBS, diverticulitis, gastric reflux)
  • Kidney disease
  • Weight management for children and adults
  • Food allergies

Nutrition services can be individualized to help you achieve a specific goal. These services are provided in these settings:

  • Inpatient counseling
  • Individual outpatient counseling
  • Informational/educational sessions, including a Lifestyle Nutrition Class
Leslie White, MPH, RD, LD, CSOWM
Leslie White, MPH, RD, LD, CSOWM

Franklin Memorial Hospital Nutrition Services now offering a eight-week Lifestyle Nutrition Course. The course is designed to help individuals get on track with healthier eating and setting the groundwork for lifelong healthy eating success.

Leslie White, MPH, RD, LD, CSOWM, a registered dietitian, is teaching the evidence-based class that focuses on whole-food eating with an emphasis on increasing intake of plant foods. Increased consumption of plant foods is scientifically proven to prevent, treat or even reverse chronic diseases and manage weight.

White has worked in the field of nutrition for 17 years with extensive experience in nutrition counseling, motivational interviewing, and promotion of behavior change. She has additional certification as a specialist in obesity and weight management (CSOWM).

The course is offered in a small group setting, where participants are provided with a new nutrition education topic each week and engage in a discussion with other group members. Participants will learn the important role nutrition plays in optimizing health while receiving individualized nutrition advice and group support.

Those interested in taking the class should reach out to their primary care provider for a referral. For additional information call tel:+12077792656.

Contact Us

Phone: 207-779-2656

Talk to your primary care provider about a referral to our practice.

Providers may fax patient referrals to 207-779-2609.

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