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    Nutritional Counseling

    Nutritional counseling means that a registered dietitian helps you learn about a healthy eating plan. This plan and other suggestions fit your or your family's needs.

    A healthy eating plan will consider:

    • Height and weight. Growth trends over time give the most useful information.
    • Family history and current conditions, such as emotional eating, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, or pregnancy.
    • Level of physical activity or exercise.
    • Appetite and food likes and dislikes.
    • Lifestyle, culture, and how foods are prepared and offered.
    • Locally available foods.

    Current as of: July 26, 2016

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator

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