Nutrition

Nutritional Counseling

The Primary Care & Hope Clinic offers nutritional counseling to assist patients with disease prevention and management. Nutrition counseling is an ongoing process where a registered dietitian works with an individual to assess their dietary intake to help identify areas where change is needed.

Diabetic Counseling

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects the body’s ability to properly use insulin. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to high blood glucose, heat disease, vision impairment, and other health complications.

The Primary Care & Hope Clinic offers Diabetic counseling to treat diabetes with medical nutrition therapy. Patients receiving diabetic counseling will receive individualized care while also learning a variety of nutritional approaches to help manage their diabetes.

How can a Registered Dietitian (RD) help you?
1. If you have diabetes, heart problems or high blood pressure

An RD can help you safely change your eating plan without giving up taste or nutrition

2. If you have digestive problems.

An RD will work with your provider to help fine-tune your diet so you are not aggravating your condition.

3. If you’re pregnant or trying to get pregnant.

An RD can help make sure you get important nutrients, such as folate.

4. If you need to gain or lose weight.

An RD can suggest additional calorie sources for healthy weight gain or a controlled-calorie eating plan, plus regular physical activity for weight loss, while still eating your favorite foods.

5. If you want to eat smarter.

An RD can help you sort through misinformation. Learn how to read food labels, discover how healthy cooking is not expensive, learn healthy tips for eating out and how to resist temptations at work.

Call Today to Schedule an Appointment
with Laurie Read, RD, LDN

(615) 893-9390 ext. 136

Nutritional & Diabetic Counseling in Murfreesboro & Smyrna

Nutrition Resources

Crustless Asparagus & Pepper Quiche 

Greek Yogurt & Chocolate Mousse

Medical Disclaimer

Information on the Primary Care and Hope Clinic website is intended solely for educational purposes. Any information or recommendation on this website does not substitute the advice of a physician or professional healthcare provider. Any information on this site should not be used to diagnose or any medical condition. If you have questions regarding your health, please consult your healthcare provider.