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Nutrition and Your Health

Our specialists help you modify your diet with personalized food plans and educational resources.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than one-third of American adults are considered obese. Health conditions directly impacted by obesity include:
Nutrition plays a significant role in overall health and wellness—especially the prevention and treatment of a variety of illnesses, injuries and age-related problems. Smart diet choices are also critical to ensure your body has the nutrients it needs for daily energy and strength.


Northwestern Medicine offers a variety of nutritional programs tailored to meet the needs of men, women and children. Registered dietitians will help you develop long-term goals and create food plans that complement your lifestyle and preferences. Our specialists focus on teaching you how to plan meals, modify your favorite recipes and make better choices when grocery shopping or dining out. If you want to improve your diet, talk to your physician about a referral to nutrition services. We provide a compassionate environment for learning, along with accountability that promotes success in achieving your goals.

Our nutritional services include:

  • Certified nutrition support
  • Certified specialists in oncology nutrition
  • Certified specialists in pediatric nutrition
  • Certified specialists in childhood, adolescent and adult weight management
  • Certified diabetes educators

Nutrition counseling is available for general wellness as well as specific medical conditions, including:

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