Learning to manage diet and exercise with everything else going on in life can be a tricky endeavor. Scheduling time with a dietitian for nutrition counseling can help you sort through potentially confusing media messages and get you on track to developing sustainable eating habits, according to Emily Krueger Lybbert, RD, a registered dietitian at LDS Hospital, who specializing in outpatient nutritional counseling for health, wellness, and weight loss.

Lybbert says nutrition counseling services are provided for anyone looking to improve their health and well bring in regards to food. It is a one-on-one, hour long session discussing your own personal needs and goals.

Some examples of patients they see are:

  • Those with prediabetes, diabetes, or those overweight
  • Cancer
  • There are also specialist dietitians.
    • Eating disorders.
    • GI disorders.

Even if you do not have any health issues at this time, it is a great preventive measure and helps clarify all the controversies out there about food. They can help with meal planning, portion control, give tips to eating out, and more. They also have classes available to the community such as Weigh to Health and Prediabetes 101.

Everyone has a different lifestyle, body, and needs; so they try to cater to that. Some wonder if they give nutritional plans, they do not just create them and give them out. They create them with the individuals and give the patient the tools they need to be able to eventually do it on their own.

 To schedule an appointment for a nutritional counseling session or class, call 801-507-3253, or go online to Intermountainhealthcare.org/nutrition to set up an appointment in the Salt Lake City area.