Nutrition and Wellness

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Nutrition consultations with a registered dietitian are available at UT Health Services. Our dietitian works collaboratively with you and your health care team to provide comprehensive nutrition counseling tailored to your personal and medical needs, dietary preferences and lifestyle. Many people can benefit from working with a dietitian-whether you want to learn how to eat healthier, fine-tune your diet, need recipe suggestions and meal plans or need information on the right nutrition to manage a medical condition. 

What is a Registered Dietitian? 

Services Provided

The following are just a few of the many conditions that can benefit specifically from dietary interventions:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Renal disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Weight Loss and Weight Management

What to Expect At Your Visit

Your initial appointment consists of a nutrition assessment which will last approximately one hour. We will review your overall health status, medical history, current diet, nutritional preferences, physical activity, medications/supplements, lifestyle and goals. After an assessment is preformed, we will develop and discuss a meal plan that will help you reach your goals.  If available, please bring most recent labs and current list of medications with you to this appointment. If determined necessary, follow-up sessions are scheduled to discuss progress and assess goals. Follow-up appointments last approximately 15-30 minutes.

Appointments

Contact UT Health Services at 713-500-3267 to make an appointment. In some cases, a referral signed by your primary care physician or specialist is necessary.

Insurance coverage is usually dependent on medical diagnosis, and varies between insurance companies and among individual polices. Out-of-pocket costs may apply. It is recommended to contact your health insurance provider to determine if medical nutrition therapy is a covered benefit.

*Healthy Eats is a UTHealth wellness initiative to assist departments with choosing healthier options from local vendors. For more information about the Healthy Eats program please contact Shannon Weston

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