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Creating Healthy Habits With Food – Nutrition & Dietetics

Everyone's heard “You are what you eat.” That's a simple way to state the critical role nutrition plays in overall health and wellness – both in maintaining good health and in preventing diseases and disorders. Our team of registered dietitian nutritionists understands the vital relationship between nutrition and health.

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What is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist?

Registered dietitian nutritionists (RDN) are highly-skilled, degreed professionals with extensive training in food and nutrition. RDNs have completed coursework approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and have passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. They also participate in ongoing training and education to ensure their skills and knowledge keep pace with emerging research and new treatment approaches. All that education and experience means you can feel confident you’re receiving the most advanced nutritional care and guidance for optimal results.

Medical Nutrition Therapy

 Medical nutrition therapy is aimed at helping people with specific medical conditions develop a plan to help them stay as healthy as possible and to prevent or lessen complications associated with their condition. We provide medical nutrition therapy for people dealing with a wide array of conditions, including:

  • Weight Management
  • Eating Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney Disease
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Celiac Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Liver Disease
  • Food Allergies

How Does Medical Nutrition Therapy Work?

We will tailor a program to match your health concerns as well as your specific nutrition needs, with a keen awareness of personal food preferences and habits.  During each session, you'll have a chance to discuss your concerns and your progress, and to obtain guidance that will help you improve your diet and meet your nutrition goals. The first session is typically an hour, with subsequent follow-up sessions ranging from 30 minutes to an hour as needed.

Do I Need a Referral?

Before scheduling an appointment, you'll need to obtain a referral from your provider that includes a medical diagnosis. The referral can be faxed to 507-646-1392. Will my insurance cover the cost of my medical nutrition therapy? Many insurance plans will cover your visit to see a registered dietitian nutritionist. Check with your plan and your provider to see if you are covered.

ReShape U! Programs

How many times have you heard this advice from “well-meaning” friends and family: “All you have to do to lose weight is eat less and be more active”...? While the advice may be given with the best of intentions, if you're struggling with losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight, you know firsthand there's a lot more at play than eating less and exercising more. Eating plays a significant role in our day-to-day lives from nourishment to entertainment to coping with stress. Food and opportunities to eat are everywhere! Weight-loss and maintenance is about educating yourself and developing the mind-body connection necessary for real, lasting results.

That's why we created ReShape U!  Northfield Hospital's ReShape U! Program provides education and support to help you change your eating habits and step out of the dieting/restricting mentality.

ReShape U! Weight Loss Series

This course consists of 10 one-hour sessions taught by our nutritionists and is for anyone who wants to lose weight. They will talk about food, food dynamics, proven strategies for weight control and provide weigh-ins for those who want them. The cost is $50.

Our registered dietitian nutritionists cover a variety of topics vital to your weight-loss journey, including:

  • Mindful eating techniques to help you develop a positive relationship with food.
  • Portion sizes
  • The effects of fats, sugars, sodium and fiber on your weight and your health
  • The effects of exercise and hydration on losing weight and maintaining healthy weight
  • Addictive eating and role that hormones play
  • Making healthy eating choices around the holidays and special occasions

ReShape U! Weight Loss Support Groups

Started at the request of graduates of the Weight Loss Series, support group meetings help keep the weight loss momentum going. Successes and challenges are shared and a topic is discussed at each meeting. Sessions are facilitated by one of our nutritionists and meet weekly. The cost is $75 for 3 months or $30 per month. Call 507-646-1410 for meeting time and location.

ReShape U! Nutrition Coaching

We often know what we “should” be doing to eat healthier and live better but we struggle to follow through. Nutrition Coaching will help you determine what changes you can make, set goals toward making those changes, and help you face the challenges that hold you back.

What is a Nutrition Coach?

Nutrition is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Our nutrition coaches will guide you through the process of achieving your nutrition and wellness goals. During the process, you and your coach will discuss successes and challenges and create goals that are stepping stones to overall better health and wellbeing. Our nutrition coaches are Registered and Licensed Dietitians who are passionate about helping you determine what is holding you back and empower you to move forward.

What is the Cost of Nutrition Coaching?

We offer a variety of coaching packages to meet your needs. Initial coaching session is 1 hour and follow up sessions are 30 minutes.  Sessions are purchased together and scheduled as you go.* Available coaching packages:

  • 3 Sessions: $80
  • 6 Sessions: $140

*Sessions must be completed within one year of purchase.

How Do I Get Started?

If you are want to learn more about our programs or register,  please contact us at  507-646-1410 or at dietitian@northfieldhospital.org.

Care Team - Top Doctors & Providers

Eby, Courtney, RDN, LD
Locations
Northfield Clinic
Phone: 
(507) 646-1494
Northfield Hospital
Phone: 
(507) 646-1000
Von Ruden, Kristi, RDN, LD
Locations
Northfield Clinic
Phone: 
(507) 646-1494
Northfield Hospital
Phone: 
(507) 646-1000
Winkels, Kristi, RDN, LD
Locations
Northfield Clinic
Phone: 
(507) 646-1494
Northfield Hospital
Phone: 
(507) 646-1000

Locations

Northfield Clinic

Phone: 
(507) 646-1494
Fax: 
(507) 646-6870
Hours: 
Mondays 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesdays 8 a.m.- 5.pm, Extended Peds 5 - 8 pm
Wednesday – Friday 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Address: 
2000 North Avenue
55057 Northfield , MN
United States
44° 28' 24.186" N, 93° 11' 29.2632" W
Minnesota US
Northfield Clinic Primary Care Family Medicine Clinic

Northfield Hospital

Phone: 
(507) 646-1000
Fax: 
(507) 646-1481
Hours: 
24 hour services
Address: 
2000 North Avenue
55057 Northfield , MN
United States
44° 28' 24.186" N, 93° 11' 29.2632" W
Minnesota US