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Nutrition Program

Learn to fuel your body, manage chronic disease, and look beyond the cycle of fad diets, quick fixes, binge eating and deprivation. Nourish your body with balanced nutrition.

Services Offered

Nutrition Consultation (by appointment) - offered face-to-face or via phone
During these sessions we will assess your eating. We will evaluate your lifestyle strengths/weaknesses and find opportunities to help you reach your health goals with success. 

Grocery Store Tours (by appointment)
Grocery store tours are a valuable resource to learn how to navigate the aisles and find foods that will best nourish your body and particular nutrition needs. You will learn ideas for easy healthy meals and quick tips to make label reading easier.

  • Diabetes Management
    Whether you suffer from Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Pre-diabetes, elevated glucose levels, uncontrollable sugar cravings, energy imbalances or mood swings, it is important to understand what is going on inside the body and how the right nutrition can help manage your condition. Understand which foods can help regulate blood sugar and energy levels while minimizing the signs and symptoms of glucose and insulin imbalance.
  • Hypertension
    Hypertension, otherwise known as high blood pressure, causes damage to the interior walls of the body’s arteries and veins. This damaged tissue begins a cascade of inflammatory events in the body leading to the buildup of lipids (plaques) within the blood vessels. Recurring high cholesterol or triglycerides causes an uncontrolled buildup of plaques in the blood vessel leading to arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). One of the best ways to help manage hypertension is to eat a low-sodium diet. Learn how to read labels and what to eat to make your ability to manage hypertension more successful.
  • FODMAP Assistance for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    FODMAP is an acronym that stands for: Fermentable, Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols. These are foods components that are restricted in a low-FODMAP diet. This diet is prescribed to reduce symptoms in those who have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
  • Mediator Release Testing for Food Sensitivity
    The single common component of all diet-induced inflammatory reactions is pro-inflammatory and proalgesic mediator release from white cells. It’s the release of cytokines, histamine, leukotrienes, prostaglandins, etc., from neutrophils, monocytes, eosinophils and lymphocytes that lead to all the negative clinical effects a food sensitivity sufferer endures. Because of the vast array of potential mediators and reacting cells, measuring volumetric changes in all circulating white cells after antigen challenge is the most logical, direct, comprehensive and functional measure of food sensitivity reactions. This testing is not covered by medical insurance. Please call for pricing.

Who is Eligible?
Calvert County Residents

Payment Options:
Insurance Accepted
MRT Testing (not covered by insurance and will be billed at time of service).

Nutrition Services Offered by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist:
Bonnie Newlin, MS, RD, LDN, CLT

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist & Certified LEAP Therapist
Calvert County Health Department
Health Promotions
975 Solomons Island Road, North
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
410-535-5400, x470
Fax: 410-535-1955

Links to Suggested Sites:
American Nutrition & Dietetics Association - https://www.eatright.org/
American Diabetes Association - http://www.diabetes.org/
American Gastroenterological Association - https://www.gastro.org/practice-guidance/gi-patient-center/topic/irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs

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