Teaching Healthy Eating So You Feel Your Best
Making healthy changes in lifestyle promotes good health
Eating right is a very important part of feeling your best. At times, your health care provider will prescribe a special diet as part of the treatment plan for your medical condition. Medicine, surgery and other therapies are often not enough to ensure your good health. Good nutrition is an essential element of an effective treatment plan.
Nutrition Edge provides nutritional conseling for some common medical conditions which include:
- Weight control
- Elevated cholesterol levels
- Gastrointestional Disorders
- Pre and Post Gastric Bypass
About the Nutrition Edge Program
The Nutrition Edge Program at Highland Hospital can help you learn to eat a tasty and nutritious diet to manage your medical condition or recover from illness. Eating right helps you feel your best.
Nutrition Edge educators are Registered Dieticians (R.D.) who meet with patients on a one-to-one basis. Our dieticians work with you to create meal plans for your special needs.
What To Do To Get Started
You will need a referral from your primary care doctor to get started with the Nutrition Edge Program. Your doctor will let us know about your dietary requirements. Some health insurance plans will pay for the Nutrition Edge services. Check with your insurance provider about your coverage.
What To Expect
The Nutrition Edge Program is located at Highland Hospital. Ask our staff at the information desk in the main lobby for “outpatient registration.” They will give you directions to the Nutrition Edge Program.
At your first meeting, you and an R.D. will talk about your eating habits. Your likes, dislikes and your lifestyle are all considered when developing your meal plans. You’ll learn how food affects your health and will receive an eating plan that is best for you and your condition.
Your visit will last about an hour. You can schedule additional meetings with the Nutrition Edge Program, and often, more than one meeting is needed to help you meet your goals.
Karen Lenhardt, RD, CDN
Karen is a New York State certified Registered Dietician. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Food and Nutrition from SUNY Plattsburg. Karen received a Master’s Degree in Nutrition Science from Clemson University. Karen’s special interests include healthy eating, weight management, and acute care.
Linda Sirianni, RD, C.D.E.
Linda received her undergraduate degree from RIT in 1991. Linda is a Registered Dietitian and Diabetes Educator.
For more information about the Nutrition Edge Program or to schedule an appointment, call 585-341-6833.