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Nutrition Counseling

Nutrition Counseling in Maryland

What Is Nutritional Counseling?

Nutritional counseling is the practice of assessment of diet and exercise health needs. It is individualized, where each person receives counseling that will allow him or her to achieve specific health goals. The registered dietitian identifies and assesses the areas where change is required based on dietary habits, exercise habits and body weight. Registered dietitians are the most reliable nutrition information source.

What Services Do Registered Dietitians Offer?

Registered dietitians offer counseling in several areas including:  

  • weight control 
  • healthy meals
  • sports nutrition
  • food nutrition labels
  • diabetes
  • food handling 
  • stroke rehabilitation

Who Would Benefit from Nutrition Counseling?

Medical nutrition counseling helps with the following medical conditions:  

  • obesity and weight loss
  • hypertension 
  • diabetes
  • digestive problems and eating or mental disorders
  • cardiovascular (heart) disease 
  • cancer 
  • or simply improving diet and eating habits

Insurance Coverage

Many insurance plans cover medical nutrition counseling though the specific conditions covered vary by plan.  Coverage of nutrition counseling varies by condition and insurance plan.  Click here for more details. Please call our office for details or contact your insurance carrier.

Meet Our Nutritionist

Photo of Blanca Mejia, RD nutritionist and registered dietitian in Maryland
We are glad to offer our patients nutrition counseling provided by Blanca Mejia, RD who is licensed in Maryland as a registered dietitian.  Blanca is a native of Ecuador where she received her medical degree and masters in nutrition.  She has been providing nutrition counseling since 2001 to patients of all ages starting school age.  She is native speaker of Spanish and fluent in English.  She enjoys counseling patients with a wide variety of medical conditions including obesity, weight loss, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension to name a few.  Blanca is credentialed by many health insurance plans, and also offers discounts for self-pay patients.

Call our office today to schedule your nutrition counseling consultation.