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Nutrition Program

Our Approach to Care

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:

  • Nutrition for Heart Health
  • Diabetes Management and Education
  • Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease and IBS Management
  • Pregnancy Nutrition
  • Tube Feeding Assessment and Adjustment
  • Weight Management
  • Management of complications from a complex disease process or exacerbation
  • Bridge from hospital to home nutrition services following a lengthy hospitalization
  • We also offer Group Nutrition Diabetes Educational Sessions. Call (203) 284-2888, Option 1

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

No. Every person has different nutritional requirements and our registered dietitian-nutritionists (RD-N) can help determine what is right for you.

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 you are receiving other therapies at Gaylord, our scheduling staff will arrange your appointments to meet individualized scheduling needs.

Gaylord RD-Ns communicate regularly with their clients’ physicians, therapists, and other caregivers for optimal case management.

Nutrition services may be supplemented by some commercial insurances. Our staff will work with you to verify benefit coverage and discuss treatment costs that may not be covered by insurance.

Information

Outpatient Nutrition Services Appointments: (203) 284-2888, Option 1

Fax: (203) 294-8705

Group Nutrition Diabetes Education Sessions: (203) 284-2888, Option 1

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