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Nutrition

 

Codman Square Health Center recognizes the strong relationship between a healthy diet and good overall health. We believe that changes in diet can often make a positive difference in our patient’s medical problems, especially diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and obesity. We also believe that access to affordable, healthy foods is important to an individual’s overall good health. To these ends, we provide a variety of nutrition programs which range from individual nutrition counseling provided by registered dietitians; group nutrition education for diabetes and weight management; healthy cooking classes and support with healthy food access via SNAP (formerly Food Stamps), WIC, food pantry, Daily Table, and farmers' markets.

 

Our nutrition department has been working hard to increase access to registered dietitians for counseling. They currently have availability to see patients in mornings, afternoons, and evenings and are available on an on-call basis to see patients while they are in to visit their primary care providers.

What happens during an individual nutrition visit?
Contrary to popular belief, dietitians are not the food police providing patients with a list of foods they can and cannot eat. Instead, they seek to understand your current eating habits and help you set goals towards improving them. We encourage patients to think about what they are ready and able to do in terms of dietary and lifestyle changes and then provide them with the tools, education, and resources they need to achieve them.