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Nutrition Services

Good nutrition plays an important role in your overall health. However, it’s common to be become frustrated by what constitutes good nutrition. With all the health and diet advice available on the news and online, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction and know what to prioritize for optimal health. Our goal is to make nutrition simpler and supporting you in meeting your health goals.

Who Needs Nutrition Counseling Services?

What you put in your body matters. Whether you are recovering from injury or illness, managing a chronic condition like diabetes or heart disease, or simply looking to maintain good health, this is the case. That’s why the staff at Wabash General Hospital is committed to helping patients understand how a healthy diet can improve quality of life. Our hospital staff includes a clinical dietitian who provides both inpatient and outpatient nutrition counseling services.

You may benefit from nutrition counseling if you need:

  • General health information
  • Weight loss guidance
  • Diet advice for managing chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, GI diseases, and food allergies
  • Help with cancer symptom management
  • Vegetarian nutrition counseling
  • Prenatal nutrition education
  • Sports nutrition advice
  • Food allergy and intolerance tests
  • Eating disorder recovery advice

What Do Registered Dietitians Do?

A registered dietitian is a specialist in nutrition with advanced education. They can help teach you how to structure your diet to optimize your health. Our registered dietitian, Laura Luecke, strives to improve or maintain patients’ overall health by making nutrition recommendations. Recommendations reflect each individual’s dietary needs and address their diagnosed conditions.

To reach Wabash General Hospital Nutrition Services, please call (618) 263-6448.

Patients must have a physician referral for either inpatient and/or outpatient visits. Medicare insurance covers nutrition services with diagnosis of diabetes and kidney disease (for patients not on dialysis).

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