Lakeland Health Care

Nutrition Counseling

Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) provided by a Lakeland Nutrition Counseling registered dietitian can help you reach and maintain your peak health, decrease doctor visits and hospitalizations, and reduce prescription drug costs.

Benefits of a Registered Dietitian?
Registered dietitians (RDs) hold degrees in science, with emphasis on dietetics and nutrition. Many RDs also hold advanced degrees, and some have additional certifications in specialized areas of practice, such as weight management, diabetes education, and pediatric or renal nutrition. Our staff is trained to provide the best possible nutrition care for you.

Lakeland Nutrition Counseling registered dietitians provide quality care for many diseases and conditions, from infancy to older adults.

  • Diabetes: Type 1, Type 2, Gestational
  • Weight Management: Overweight/Obese, Eating Disorders
  • Cardiovascular Diseases: Hypertension, Dyslipidemia, Congestive Heart Failure
  • Women's Health: Pregnancy, Osteoporosis, Anemia
  • Pediatrics: Infant/Child Feeding, Failure to Thrive, Errors of Metabolism
  • GI Disorders: Celiac Disease, Cirrhosis, Crohn's Disease
  • General Preventative Nutrition and Meal Planning

Seminars and Clases
"Lakeland is committed to reaching beyond our health care facilities to help meet the health and human needs of the people of our community. The Community Health and Wellness department serves all ages in our community through a wide array of health and wellness education and community benefit programs. These programs were designed to help enhance the quality of life for the residents of southwest Michigan."

These are examples of the nutrition-related health education and community benefit programs offered through Lakeland HealthCare.

Helpful Resources
Lakeland's health resource libraries are lending libraries of books, audio/visual materials, periodicals, brochures and more. They are places where our patients, their families and community members have access to a broad range of relevant and current health information and resources. Each resource library contains specialized sections which focus on areas such as heart care, obstetrics, oncology, child care, as well as disease management, treatment and prevention topics. Patrons may check out books and other media materials for reviewing in the comfort of their own home.

Make An Appointment
St. Joseph:
Lakeland Nutrition Counseling (LNC) is located at 3900 Hollywood Road in the Lakeland Center for Outpatient Services.
Please call (269) 556-7171 for more information. To schedule an appointment call (800) 791-2810.

LNC is located in Lakeland Rehabilitation Services at the YMCA, 905 N. Front Street, Niles.
Please call (269) 683-6800 for more information. To schedule an appointment call (800) 791-2810.

Comprehensive Weight Loss Center
Medical Weight Loss, Medical Fitness, and Bariatric surgery programs are available through Lakeland's Comprehensive Weight Loss Center.  For more information go to or call 269-687-4673.

Insurance and Billing
Medicare covers medical nutrition therapy (MNT) for diabetes and non-dialysis kidney disease. Many private health plans also cover MNT for diagnoses such as diabetes, kidney disease, and obesity. Please contact your insurer if you have questions about your coverage. Insurance will be billed for patients with insurance coverage for nutrition counseling. Payment is expected at the time of service for patients with no insurance coverage for nutrition counseling. Financial assistance may be available.



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