What you eat directly impacts your health. But with nutritional information constantly changing, it is often difficult to sift through the latest nutritional news to determine the most accurate, up-to-date recommendations. Nutrition Services at Saint Francis Medical Center can help by offering a team of specialty-trained dietitians to help you select foods for a healthier lifestyle and meet special dietary needs for many medical conditions, such as:
- Crohn's disease
- Heart disease
- Food allergies
- Liver disease
- Weight management
With a physician's referral, our dietitians can educate participants on medical nutrition therapy on an individual basis or in a class setting. Nutrition Services offers the following classes:
Heartwise Healthy Eating
Educational sessions focus on decreasing fat, cholesterol and sodium intake in your diet and making total lifestyle changes. Sessions meet twice monthly (second Wednesday at noon and fourth Wednesday at 9 am). Cost is $10 and a physician referral is required. Call 573-331-5111 for more information.
Carbohydrate Counting: Meets Thursdays at 10 am.
Basic Skills Class: Three-hour introductory class taught by a registered dietitian and a nurse educator offered at various times throughout the month. Physician referral required.
Living Well With Diabetes: One-day educational program to help patients and their families successfully manage diabetes. The class meets monthly. Physician referral required. All classes are scheduled through Saint Francis' Diabetes Center. For more information, call 573-331-5897.
Discover information to promote healthy weight reduction through sessions that meet twice monthly (the first Monday at 2 pm and the third Wednesday at 9 am). Cost is $10 and a physician referral is required. For more information, call 573-331-5111.