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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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Nutrition Services

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 in the Hospital
Nutrition classes

Service at Your Side

We provide support to help you manage your diet and nutrition while staying in the hospital. Our inpatient services target specific conditions requiring special attention, dietary restrictions and medical nutrition therapy, including:

  • Cancer
  • Heart issues
  • Digestive health
  • Neurological problems
  • Post-surgery and transplant recovery
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.

Nutrition Specialties

  • We offer expertise in a number of specialties, supporting patients both in and out of the hospital. 

    We can help you eat right to recover from surgery, undergo treatment, manage symptoms and prevent worsening symptoms for: 

Make an Appointment

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