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Nutrition and Healthy Weight Management

Work with a Registered Dietitian to make changes towards your health!

Eating balanced, nutritious meals and exercising regularly are key to avoiding serious health problems. We know it’s not easy! Millions of Americans are impacted by the adverse health effects of being overweight or obese, and there is no simple solution.

If you are interested in sustainable weight loss, improving your overall health, and/or increasing the variety in your diet, CHC dietitians are here to help! Dietitians can work with you to make healthier choices and adjustments to your eating habits, including foods that you and your family already enjoy.

Our medical team can help you manage your weight and associated health concerns by creating sustainable plans and achievable goals. Through appropriate diagnoses and prescriptions, our team can work with you to prevent and manage obesity, diabetes, and more.

Start your health journey today!

Nutrition Resources

Our team of dietitians has put together a list of resources that may be helpful to your health care journey:

Weight Management

Nutrition Facts Label

MyPlate (balanced meals and snacks, healthy eating, nutrition for all ages)

Adult Nutrition Information

Child Nutrition Information

Prenatal, Part-Partum, Infant and Child Nutrition

Heart Health

Diabetes

Diabetes Prevention

Did you know? CHC offers a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-recognized diabetes lifestyle change program that can help you build healthy new habits to lower your risk of type 2 diabetes and improve your overall health.

What is Type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that occurs when your body doesn’t process sugar the way that it should.

Symptoms can develop over time and may often go unnoticed. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you may be at risk for type 2 diabetes if you:

  • Have prediabetes.
  • Are overweight.
  • Are 45 years or older.
  • Have a parent, brother, or sister with type 2 diabetes.
  • Are physically active less than 3 times a week.
  • Have ever had gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) or given birth to a baby who weighed over 9 pounds.
  • Are an African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian, or Alaska Native person. Some Pacific Islanders and Asian American people are also at higher risk.

Call us at (860) 347-6971 and ask for an appointment with a Registered Dietitian to see if the
Lifestyle Change Program is right for you!

Check out Choose My Plate for recipe ideas.

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