Plans to fit your lifestyle and wellness goals
Healthy eating and maintaining a healthy body weight can improve your overall health, reducing your risks for many health conditions. Some health conditions can be prevented, managed or even improved through changes in your diet such as:
- High blood pressure
- Type 2 diabetes
- Celiac disease
- High cholesterol
- Heart disease
- Iron-deficiency anemia
- Oral disease
- Diverticular disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Some cancers
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Pre-kidney transplant
Why choose Main Line Health for nutrition counseling and weight management?
Registered dietitians who are your personal nutrition coaches
Main Line Health dietitians are your personal nutrition educators and lifestyle coaches to help you learn to eat well for life. Our nutrition experts are all registered, licensed dietitians, graduates of a four-year, accredited college and a post-graduate internship, who have passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. As members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, they are nationally credentialed and required to keep up to date on the latest nutrition research that may have an impact on your health and well-being.
Personalized diet plans
As experts in food and nutrition, Main Line Health registered dietitians provide nutrition assessments to create nutrition plans that are customized to your individual health condition and lifestyle, and the requirements of your physicians who have developed your treatment plan. They also provide nutrition education for disease prevention and nutrition counseling for chronic conditions over a series of visits. Some of the condition-specific services provided by Main Line Health registered dietitians include:
- Expert counseling for pre-kidney transplant surgery
- Diet plans to prepare for bariatric surgery and for after surgery
- Diet plans for celiac disease
- Diet plans for diabetes management
- Rapid weight loss management through the New Directions Program
- Outpatient nutrition counseling on the role of nutrition in oncology
One-on-one nutrition counseling
One-on-one nutrition counseling begins with a prescription from your physician who has diagnosed your health condition and prescribed a change in your diet. Your private session may include the following:
- A review of all of your lab work, medical history, and your current medications
- An analysis of your current diet from a food log of your daily meals
- Information on counting calories or carbohydrates, what foods contain sodium and wheat and how to eliminate or decrease them, selecting healthy fat and protein sources
- Tips for the elimination or inclusion of certain foods into your daily healthy eating plans, how to manage your diet on your own by counting the calories in different foods, where to buy the foods you need in your diet and how to measure certain ingredients that may need to be monitored in your specific diet plan
- Discussion about any personal goals you may have, including weight loss. You may choose to have only one session with your dietitian or, depending on your personal diet goals, you may have multiple sessions with your dietitian.
Ongoing community education about nutrition
If you have not been prescribed nutrition counseling to manage a specific condition and have an interest in learning more about healthy eating, Main Line Health offers a number of free community education seminars and demonstrations at our hospitals and health centers, and at other convenient locations in your community.
Weight loss management specialists
Main Line Health has three options for you if your physician has determined that your weight loss is required to manage your health condition. In addition to bariatric surgery and the prescribed one-on-one nutrition counseling sessions, Main Line Health is introducing a full and partial meal replacement weight loss program that has been designed to achieve rapid weight loss goals—the New Directions Program.