Our dietitians meet individually with patients to discuss eating plans, weight management, and the science of food and nutrition. Tailoring a nutrition plan to meet your medical needs will help speed up your recovery and restore you to health.
Your doctor may refer you to one of our dietitians if you:
- Have been diagnosed with a condition such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high blood cholesterol, heart disease, renal disease, acid reflux (heartburn), obesity, or an eating disorder
- Are unable to meet your nutritional needs by eating and require supplemental parenteral nutrition (TPN) or enteral nutrition (tube feedings)
Registered Dietitians (RDs) are food and nutrition experts who have met the Commission on Dietetic Registration’s (CDR) criteria to earn the RD credential. RDs educate patients, staff, students, and the community on the science of food and nutrition as it relates to health and disease, including wellness and medical nutrition therapy.
- All our RDs have completed a minimum of a bachelor's degree and a supervised practice program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) prior to taking a national registration exam.
- Some RDs have advanced degrees or additional certification in a specialty area such as renal nutrition, nutrition support, diabetes education, oncology, or pediatrics.
- All our RDs are licensed by the State of New Hampshire Board of Licensed Dietitians.
Dietetic Technicians work with the dietitian and other members of the multidisciplinary health care team. Duties include patient education, nutritional screening, and helping the food service staff interpret and carry out medical diet orders.
- Dietetic Technicians can become registered with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics by completing at least a two-year associate's degree program and 450 hours of supervised experience or completing an accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) bachelor's degree prior to taking a national written exam.