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Have you had a NUTRITION checkup?

Many serious health conditions can be prevented and/or managed through nutrition and lifestyle changes. Add a nutrition expert, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) to your healthcare team and reach your optimal health.

Top 5 Reasons to Invest in Yourself
  1. Weight management – whether you are looking to lose, gain, or maintain, learn how to separate nutritional facts from the latest fads and diet trends.
  2. Disease prevention – making positive nutritional/lifestyle modifications will allow you to enjoy eating and sustain health.
  3. Disease treatment – from heart disease and diabetes to kidney disease, diverticulosis and everything in between, gain an understanding of your condition and how the foods you choose may affect it.
  4. Family planning – optimize your nutrition preconception, during pregnancy and after delivery for the best possible outcomes.
  5. General health and wellness through the lifespan – whether you want to feed your family healthy meals but don’t know how to cook or you’re just looking for tips for living your healthiest, most energetic life, learn how food can enhance your health and well-being.

Meet Our Dietitians

  • Sarah Whitson
    Sarah Whitson, BS, RD
  • Stefanie Rekdal

    Stefanie Rekdal, BS, RD, CDCES, CPT

  • Jody Long

    Jody Long, MS, RD, CDCES

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Reasons to Partner with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist:

Registered Dietitians have expertise! They have a 4+ year university degree from an accredited institution followed by extensive supervised practical training. They pass a national board registration exam, maintain continuing education credits throughout their career and are also held to a professional code of ethics. Dietitians have a unique skillset to support people from various stages of life who are interested in leading healthier lifestyles.

What you will gain

  • the ability to read food labels, modify recipes, and make smarter choices when meal planning, grocery shopping, and eating out
  • a personalized, realistic nutrition plan to help you meet your goals
  • a support person to provide encouragement and tools to motivate and empower you

Don’t settle for less than the best. You’ll have your body for a lifetime so learn to preserve it by fueling it right. Call today to schedule an appointment and see how much better you can feel.

Please call us at 540.741.2210 or email outpatientdiabetesandnutrition@mwhc.com with questions or to schedule an appointment. Our services are covered under many insurance plans. Please check with your insurance company about coverage. See below for Medicare coverage.

We schedule appointments Monday–Friday at Cosner’s Corner and Tuesday and Thursday at Stafford.

Diabetes and kidney disease nutrition counseling goals include:

  • Reducing your average blood sugar levels
  • Improving your blood cholesterol levels
  • Reducing stress on your kidneys
  • Reducing body weight
  • Elevating your sense of well being
  • Enhancing your quality of life

What topics are covered in counseling sessions?

  • Planning meals and menus
  • Navigating dining out
  • Modifying recipes
  • Deciphering food labels
  • Separating facts from fads or diet trends
  • Understanding your results

What Does Medicare Cover?

Medical Nutrition Therapy is covered 100% by Medicare Part B for people with diabetes and kidney disease (if dialysis is not required). You may be eligible for three hours of one-on-one Medical Nutrition Therapy your first year and two hours each subsequent year. Call for an appointment and we will take care of the rest. We will contact your doctor to obtain the required lab work and physician order.

Our Nutrition Team

    • Stefanie Rekdal
      Stefanie Rekdal
      BS, RD, CDCES, CPT
    • Jody Long
      Jody Long
      MS, RD, CDCES
    • Sarah Whitson
      Sarah Whitson
      BS, RD
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