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Diet and Nutrition Counseling Services

Emily Melby, RDN, is our Dietitian Nutritionist. Like many of our patients, Emily spent a significant amount of time trying to unravel the mystery of how the foods which are supposed to nourish us can become an enemy by providing diet and nutrition counseling.

Good health comes from the food we put into our body, yet having a food allergy or intolerance can complicate this matter and make it even more essential to get good nutrition. Good nutrition is attainable even while restricting certain foods or food groups.

If you are struggling with your new diet challenges or are completely overwhelmed with the idea of changing your family’s diet, Emily can help. Having someone to guide you through the ins and outs of the food allergy world is not only helpful but essential to the health and well-being of your family.

Eliminating major foods or food groups from your diet can have negative implications if the missing nutrients are not replaced. Emily can assist in looking at your unique diet and replace key nutrients with alternative, allergy-free foods to ensure you are getting adequate nutrition. She can support your personal or family journey by assisting in learning the essential steps to eating allergy-free.

No two people are the same so each nutrition consult is unique to your needs. Emily can assist you with:
  • Meal plans, recipes
  • Shopping tips/food allergies on a budget
  • Label reading
  • Dining out
  • Ingredient substitutes
  • Nutrition education, counseling, goal setting
  • Rotation diets
  • Personalized nutrition plan/calorie need
  • Vegetarian/vegan nutrition
  • Healthy lifestyle and general wellness
  • Individualized medical nutrition therapy to help with health concerns such as weight loss/gain, diabetes, high blood pressure or cholesterol, and general nutritional concerns.

Consultations with Emily are available on the phone or in her office. Visits can be coordinated with your physician visit or booked directly with Emily. For billing and fee information, contact us.

Allergen-Free Diets

Food allergies can affect nutrient intake as well as growth in children, so ensuring adequate nutrition when removing a food or food groups is essential. Our new monthly education sheet will help you to navigate your food allergies and ensure you are making healthy, nutrient dense food options to support overall health.

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