A registered dietitian with the Office for the Aging provides 1:1 counseling sessions to assist individuals with chronic conditions and other needs to understand how their medical diagnoses and health issues are affected by the foods they consume. The 1:1 counseling can include weight loss tips, a list of particular foods for consumption to assist in the treatment of cancer, heart disease or other conditions as well as a list of food to avoid in cases of high cholesterol, high blood pressure and other conditions.
The dietitian makes home visits for those on the home delivered meal program and meets individually with participants at the congregate meal sites or provides nutrition counseling by phone. Donations for the time spent on the counseling are gratefully accepted and should be made to OFA and not the dietitian. A requested donation of $6.00 per session is suggested.
A registered dietitian with the Office for the Aging provides monthly educational sessions in person and/or via printed material at the various meal sites. Printed information is provided with each home delivered meal on a monthly basis as well. Topics include but are not limited to healthy foods, food contamination and food borne illnesses, proper food storage techniques, properly balanced meals, chronic disease topics and more.
To schedule an appointment with the dietitian, offer ideas or ask questions regarding educational topics, contact the Nutrition Services Coordinator at (607) 535-7470.