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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:
- 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.
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.
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.