Nutrition & Dietetics
Benefits of working with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
Caroline Kluttz, MS, RDN, LDN
The highest level of nutrition counseling.
Only a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) has completed multiple years of education and training established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). In addition to holding a bachelor's degree, an RDN must fulfill a specially designed, accredited nutrition curriculum, complete an extensive supervised program of practice at a health care facility, foodservice organization or community agency and pass a rigorous registration exam.
A dietitian seeks to learn about your current and desired state of health. At your initial visit, expect to do a lot of talking while Caroline does a lot of listening. After learning about your health and diet history, favorite foods, eating and exercise habits, Caroline will help you set goals and prioritize. Follow-up visits will focus on maintenance and monitoring your progress.
Help managing chronic diseases.
If you have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer or other chronic diseases it can be hard to know what to eat. Caroline can review your lab results with you, help you understand your condition and provide education about the nutrients that affect it. Caroline can then help you create an eating plan that includes all the important nutrients that can help you manage your condition and improve your health and wellbeing.
Guidance navigating food allergies, sensitivities and intolerances.
When you suffer from conditions such as celiac disease, food allergies or lactose intolerance, it's easy to be overwhelmed by what you think you can't eat. That can translate into a boring diet and may even lead to nutrient deficiencies. Caroline can teach you how to read food labels so you’ll know which ingredients to avoid and a help you find substitutions to keep your diet balanced, varied and tasty, too.
A weight loss program that really works.
Fad diets may sound like the quick ticket to weight loss, but they rarely work for very long. A registered dietitian nutritionist will partner with you to develop a safe, effective weight loss plan and lifestyle that you can stick with for the long haul. Caroline will guide and motivate you with creative strategies for meal planning, grocery shopping, food journaling and mindful eating.
Your CCHP Nutrition Experience:
Initial Nutrition Exam:
- Review health history, lab results, diet and lifestyle habits, current medications and supplements.
- Anthropometric body measurements: weight, height, waist and hip circumference, body fat percentage
- Analysis and evaluation of your present diet.
- Foods to emphasize and avoid, specific to your body's needs.
- Determining individual caloric and macronutrient (carbs, fats, protein) needs, and portion sizes.
- Identifying barriers that prevent nutrition and behavior change.
- Recommendations for diet and lifestyle changes that are age and gender specific.
- Establishing short and long term nutrition goals.
- Nutrition handouts relevant to your nutritional needs.
- Grocery shopping guides and lists
- My Fitness Pal application set up
- Review your maintenance plan and nutrition goals – are you still on the right track?
- Review your food and exercise journals.
- Recommendations for specific lab work, if needed.
- Recommendations for vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements, if needed.
- Discuss specific Nutrition Topics relevant to you
- Adjust nutrition goals, if necessary.
- Answer any new questions you have.
- Turn your goals into habits and incorporate into your new healthier and more balanced lifestyle.
- Determine maintenance plan and scheduling follow-up visits.