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Outpatient Nutrition Services

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At Waterbury Hospital, outpatient nutrition services are provided by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). RDNs are food and nutrition experts with the training and credentials to translate nutrition science into prac­tical solutions for healthy living. A nutrition consultation includes an initial visit, where the registered dietitian nutritionist determines your needs and works with you to set goals and formulate an individualized plan for success. Typically, at least one fol­low-up appointment is recommended to ensure success with reaching your health and nutrition goals. Initial appointments are 60 minutes and follow-up appointments are typically 30 minutes in length.

Waterbury’s Outpatient Nutrition Services can help you manage the following health considerations:

  • Diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, Gestational)
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Overweight/obesity
  • Low Blood Sugar
    (hypoglycemia)
  • Acid Reflux (GERD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Celiac Disease
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Nutrition and Cancer Therapy
  • Food Allergies
  • Pediatric/Adolescent Nutrition
  • Prenatal Nutrition
  • Athletic Performance

....and many more!

Topics frequently covered during a nutrition consultation include:

  • Setting health and nutrition goals
  • Learning about foods to improve health and manage chronic disease
  • Menu Planning
  • Grocery Shopping Tips
  • Food preparation methods
  • Recipe Ideas
  • Dining Out

Schedule an Appointment

We require a referral from your physician to schedule an initial Referrals can be faxed to (203) 573-7609. A visit with a registered dietitian nutritionist is covered under many insurance plans for nutrition related diag­noses such as diabetes. Please call your insurance carrier prior to your initial appointment to determine your specific cover­age for nutrition counseling.

For more information, please call our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Jennifer Pysar, RD, CD-N, CDE, at (203)-573-7566.