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Whether you are interested in shedding some unwanted pounds, diabetes management, controlling blood pressure, or behavior modification techniques, we will work with you to create an individualized nutrition plan that meets your goals. Our nutrition services are supervised and staffed by registered dietitian-nutritionists (RD-N) with advanced training in medical nutrition therapy.
Your initial appointment consists of a thorough medical and diet history, and includes goal setting and expected outcomes. For an optimal consultation, print three (3) copies of the One-Day Food Record, fill them out and bring them with you to your appointment. Recent information about your eating habits will help the Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist (RD-N) in assessing your dietary and health needs.
Available Nutrition Services include:
Can I take advantage of Gaylord’s nutrition services if I live in the community?
Yes. Our Nutrition Services are geared for those who live in the community whether you live independently or have assistance. Ask your doctor if you are concerned before making changes to your health care program or call Gaylord at 203-741-3377 for more information. Nutrition services are available weekdays by appointment at our Wallingford site.
Do I need to be on a special diet to benefit from nutrition services?
No. Every person has different nutritional requirements and our registered dietitian-nutritionists (RD-N) can help determine what is right for you.
Why is one-to-one nutrition counseling beneficial and what kinds of guidance can it provide?
The advantage of one-to-one nutrition counseling is that you help guide the sessions to meet your needs and individualized health goals. Nutrition counseling may include discussion on prescribed therapeutic diet, portion control, dining out guidelines, label reading, hydration (fluid) requirements and supplementation, if appropriate.
If I am coming to Gaylord for other therapies can my nutrition counseling be coordinated with that care?
If you are receiving other therapies at Gaylord, our scheduling staff will arrange your appointments to meet individualized scheduling needs.
Will you be talking with my doctor?
Gaylord RD-Ns communicate regularly with their clients’ physicians, therapists, and other caregivers for optimal case management.
Outpatient Nutrition Services Appointments: (203) 284-2888, Option 1
Fax: (203) 294-8705