Eat Healthy

Nutrition Counseling

Your doctor may refer you to a dietician who can look at what you already eat and make helpful decisions about how to help you achieve your health goals.

  • The Nutrition Department at CentraHealth is available to counsel patients on how to make good food choices.  For this service, a written order is required from your physician.  Patients (adult and pediatric) are often referred for diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, gestational diabetes, kidney problems, or eating disorders, Call the nutrition education office at (434) 200-4585 with questions
  • The Learn Program (Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitudes, Relationships, Nutrition) This is a Centra Weight Management program, Wednesdays 1:15-2:30pm at the Cardiovascular Group (2410 Atherholt Rd) starting May 23! This 12 week program will help you improve your blood pressure and glucose levels by preparing healthy meals and exercising regularly. Call 200-CARE (2273) for more info or click here!
  • Consulting Dietitians in the Blue Ridge Area (in alphabetic order by city)
  • Shapedown is a phenomenal program sponsored by Centra and located at the Jamerson Family YMCA. The emphasis is on family-centered interventions with education about the food pyramid and exercise, with special attention on parenting skills and strategies as well as confidence- building and developing responsibility in the child.  Mary Bice, R.N. is special trained in clinical education in child and adolescent obesity to be the Shapedown provider. There is a sliding- scale for fees such that all patients should be encouraged to apply regardless of income.  Referrals can be made or patients can call directly the Healthy Living Center at the Jamerson Family YMCA. (434) 237-8163.  

  • Jenny Craig  has great online resources for patients.

  • Weight watchers has meetings in Lynchburg, Bedford, Altavista, and Madison Heights  for about $40/month but also offers great online services.  Weight Watchers is rated #1 Best Plan for weight loss by U.S. News and World Report in 2011 and 2012. BELIEVE Because It Works.
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