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Hospital nutritionists teach you about whole grains and healthy foods

Nutrition Services

Eating right: We know how complex it can be. What you eat has emotional and financial impacts and affects family and lifestyle. 

We work with you to identify your health goals, understanding the social challenges and personal barriers you may face. Through coaching, classes and education, we help you prioritize and implement a realistic plan. Our science-based approach to food can guide you to make lasting behavior changes that improve your weight, stress, blood pressure, glucose levels, digestive health, heart health and hormone-related issues, like diabetes. 

How we can help you develop a healthy eating strategy?

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Registered dietitians provide nutrition services to patients in the hospital, educate the community about obesity, weight loss, exercise, eating well, managing disease through diet.
Hospital nutritionists teach you about whole grains and healthy foods

Nutrition Services

Eating right: We know how complex it can be. What you eat has emotional and financial impacts and affects family and lifestyle. 

We work with you to identify your health goals, understanding the social challenges and personal barriers you may face. Through coaching, classes and education, we help you prioritize and implement a realistic plan. Our science-based approach to food can guide you to make lasting behavior changes that improve your weight, stress, blood pressure, glucose levels, digestive health, heart health and hormone-related issues, like diabetes. 

How we can help you develop a healthy eating strategy?

How a Coach Can Help

  • Are you trying to manage diabetes, lose weight, lower your cholesterol? Whatever your nutrition goals, we're here to help you meet them. Through individualized, one-on-one support, we can teach you how to:

    • Choose healthy food
    • Prepare food in a healthy way
    • Eat mindfully
    • Simplify your goals
    • Understand nutrition 

    Get started with a nutrition assessment: Meet with one of our registered dietitians today.

Nutrition Classes
Nutrition classes

Emotional Brain Training

Emotional Brain Training, or EBT, gives you the tools to make changes in your life around diet, exercise, and more that last a lifetime.

Our dietitians have found EBT classes help patients get to the root of obesity and eating issues, much of which is stress-related. Retraining your brain can help you heal your body.

Read more about how EBT works.

About Our Staff

What is a Registered Dietitian?

All of our dietitians are registered dietitians (RD) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Every RD at UVA has completed a four-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and a dietetic internship or comparable supervised experience. RDs maintain their professional credentials through evidence-based practice and continuing education experiences. 

Our outstanding RDs provide state-of-the-art Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) and nutrition counseling for adult patients with a variety of nutrition related health concerns.

Make an Appointment

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Nutrition Videos

Our expert nutritionist walks you through the grocery store, showing you how to:

  • Read cereal labels
  • Plan your shopping trip
  • Buy nuts and grains
  • Pick out produce
  • Choose healthy dairy, meat and fish

Watch the whole Heart Smart Shopping video series.