Nutrition Counseling


Learn how to help yourself lead a healthier life through the food choices you make.

When you see the specialists in Nutrition Services, you can count on sound nutritional guidance from RWJ Hamilton dietitians who are specially trained in nutritional counseling for children and adults. These experts are skilled at separating facts from fads and translating the latest medical information on diet and nutrition into practical uses.

You will receive practical advice on what to eat to maintain your health or recover from surgery or an illness.

Your lifestyle, physical condition and food preferences will be considered in order to create a healthy, realistic eating plan. Typically, the nutritionist, a registered dietitian, will spend one hour with you during the initial visit. The need for follow-up appointments will be determined on an individual basis.

Nutrition counseling includes:

  • Expert nutrition information
  • An individualized meal plan
  • Individually tailored educational materials
  • Information on nutrition labeling
  • Healthy recipes
  • Tips for eating away from home
  • Food shopping tips
  • Nutrition needs for appropriate growth of infants/children and adolescents

Nutrition counseling is provided for a variety of health needs including:

  • Allergies
  • Cancer
  • Celiac disease
  • Diabetes-Type 1, Type 2, Gestational
  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Kidney disease
  • Pre-diabetes
  • Pre- and Post-weight loss surgery
  • Pregnancy
  • Premature infants
  • Weight management

To meet with a dietitian, a prescription from your physician is required.

When referred by a physician, many insurance policies cover nutrition counseling provided by a registered dietitian. Consult your insurance provider and call 609.584.6400 to make an appointment. For more information or if you have questions about nutrition counseling, call 609.584.6557.

Bring a significant other to your appointment. For pediatric counseling, bring the whole family.