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Nutrition Education

Nutrition Education in Tuscaloosa

Learn Our Approach to a Healthier Lifestyle

Our nutrition education services focus on how food is meant to be savored and enjoyed. Our registered dietitian nutritionists (RDN) will work with you to create achievable goals to meet your individual needs. The goal is to provide a plan that allows you to eat what you enjoy while promoting optimal health and well-being.

Nutrition Education Services

Our services focus on learning how nutrition can assist the management of:

  • Pediatric and Adult Weight Management
  • Gastrointestinal Disorder
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Increased Risk for Diabetes
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Food Allergies/Intolerances
  • Vegetarian Nutrition
  • Healthy eating/wellness

Before Your Visit

First, determine if your health insurance covers nutrition counseling. Call the 800-number on your insurance card.

When calling your insurance company, ask the following questions:

  • Does my plan cover outpatient nutrition counseling? If yes, how many sessions are allowed?
  • Does my plan only cover visits that are considered “medically necessary”?
  • Do I have a deductible to meet first?
  • What is my co-pay amount for outpatient nutrition counseling?

A referral from your doctor must be received to make an appointment.

Next, schedule your first visit by contacting us.

To help the dietitian get a clear picture of what you’re eating, please fill out a 24-hour food log to bring to your appointment.

We ask you to come 10-15 minutes prior to your appointment. Also, bring your health insurance card. You may require a co-pay and will need to pay before the appointment. If you cannot make it, please cancel at least 24 hours in advance. We look forward to working with you and helping you on your way to better health.

Note: nutrition counseling is sometimes considered as a “specialist,” and the co-pay may be different than what is listed on your card. If insurance coverage is unavailable, we provide an affordable fee of $60 for the first visit and $50 for follow-up visits. The first visit will be approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours, follow-up visits are 1 hour.

Patient Information

Download and fill out your 24-Hour Food Log prior to your visit. Also, enjoy these tips for eating out and workout suggestions we have provided.

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