Nutrition

Contact and Hours

Phone: 

203-432-4025

Fax: 

203-432-0095

Hours: 

By appointment

Appointment Information

A referral from your Yale Health clinician is required to schedule a nutrition appointment. Referrals will be reviewed and you will receive a call to schedule your appointment.

A late cancellation/no show fee may apply for appointments canceled or rescheduled less than 24 hours in advance (including telephone appointments). Visit the Late Cancellation/No Show Fees page to review details.

About

Nutrition consultations are appropriate for children and adults who would benefit from medical nutrition therapy and nutrition counseling due to medical concerns. Examples of this are people who have:

  • diabetes;
  • pre-diabetes;
  • polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS);
  • high cholesterol;
  • high triglycerides;
  • high blood pressure;
  • a Body Mass Index (BMI) under 18.5 or over 30 ;
  • a BMI under 5th percentile or over 95th percentile (for pediatrics);
  • gastrointestinal disorders;
  • food allergies;
  • or disordered eating.

At your appointment, the registered dietitian will ask you questions in order to understand your eating and activity habits and to develop a plan for improving your nutritional status. The appointment typically takes between 45 to 60 minutes.

Keeping a food diary for up to a week prior to your appointment will help to get a better glimpse of your eating habits. Use the Serving Size Comparison Chart to help you estimate portion sizes.

Our Staff

Dietitians

  • Manager- Alisa Scherban, MPH, RD, CDE

  • Becky Purcell, MS, RD, CDN

  • Lisa Canada, MS, RD, CDN, CSSD

Frequently Asked Questions

I just found out I have a medical problem and need to change my diet, but my appointment with the nutritionist isn't for a few weeks. Is there anything I can do?

A wait list is available for nutrition appointments that become open due to cancellations.  If you would like to be placed on the wait list, let the Nutrition receptionist know.