Nutrition – Patient Care and Treatment

From weight management programs to individualized meal plans, Clinical Nutrition provides a range of services to help you achieve optimal health.

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To schedule an appointment, sign in to My Penn State Hershey Health or call 800-243-1455.

Providing nutrition education and counseling in Central Pennsylvania

Our dieticians work with adults to help prevent, control, and treat a range of diseases and conditions.

Adult Weight Management Clinic

  • Nutrition education providing strategies to help you manage your weight
  • Supervised weight management program for people interested in having a surgical weight loss procedure

Eating Disorders

  • Individualized counseling
  • Group nutrition education and eating experiences with partial hospitalization program

HIV Clinic

  • Counseling to help patients maintain a healthy weight and strong immune system

Internal Medicine Clinic

  • Chronic kidney disease
    • Assessment of nutritional intake for patients with CKD Stages 3-5
    • Education about protein, potassium, and phosphorus with individualized recommendations
  • Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2)
    • Meal Planning Made Easy class
    • Advanced carbohydrate counting classes every other month
    • Individualized meal plan
    • Insulin pump program and pattern management
    • Group classes and individual sessions available
  • High blood pressure
    • Education about the effects of salt, sodium, and fluid on heart health
    • Individualized recommendations for diet changes
    • High cholesterol
    • Guidance and strategies for reducing blood lipids through diet and exercise

Liver Transplant Clinic

  • Guidance to manage side effects and optimize nutrition status prior to transplant

Oncology Clinic

  • Weight loss/gain/maintenance with cancer
  • Eating strategies during chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, or for remission
  • Help dealing with nausea, vomiting, taste aversions, and appetite changes

Women's Health Clinic

  • Assistance with nutritional issues that occur during pregnancy
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Guidance for appropriate weight gain during pregnancy

 

We also offer individualized nutrition counseling for:

  • Celiac disease
  • Reflux
  • Esophagitis
  • Malabsorption
  • Crohn's disease
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Tube feeding management