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Dietetics & Nutrition

Springfield Clinic's Dietetics & Nutrition Department offers a clinically driven, community-based approach to nutritional health and wellness. Our registered dietitian provides personalized counseling and education in all aspects of diet and nutrition for weight management and disease control.

While genetics play a role in many chronic illnesses, diet and other lifestyles factors can have a real impact on the prevention and treatment of many health issues. If you have high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure or are overweight, seeing an RD regularly may be an investment in good health. For example, recent research shows that receiving education, support and referrals from an RD helped people with type 2 diabetes lose more weight, take fewer medications and feel better than those who didn't seek help.

If you're ready to take the steps to live a healthier, longer, fitter life, contact the Dietetics & Nutrition Department at Springfield Clinic.

What is a Registered Dietitian?

What is a registered dietitian?
Registered Dietitians are the food and nutrition experts who can translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. With their nutrition expertise, RDs can help individuals make unique, positive lifestyle changes.

Nutritional counseling can help:

  • Improve nutritional quality of an individual's diet
  • Support healthy aging
  • Better identify appropriate foods for individuals with a food allergy
  • Facilitate weight loss/weight gain/weight management
  • Decrease risk for chronic disease
  • Promote optimal growth
  • Evaluate physical health
  • Improve disease outcomes
  • Restore energy levels
  • Improve feelings regarding body image
  • Provide motivation for healthy lifestyle changes


Springfield Clinic's Registered Dietitian will work individually with you to assess your specific nutritional needs. Through nutrition education and counseling, our RD will help you establish realistic short and long-term goals for health and wellness. Patients are provided with encouragement and techniques to stay on track with their nutritional plan. Education and nutritional counseling is provided for but not limited to:

  • Diabetes 
  • Heart Disease 
  • Hypertension 
  • High Cholesterol 
  • Adult/Pediatric Weight Management 
  • Metabolic Syndrome 
  • Adult Food Allergies 
  • Kidney Disease 
  • Eating Disorders 
  • Athletic Performance 
  • Healthy Aging and Wellness 
  • Women's Health 
  • Digestive Disorders
Dietetics and Nutrition at Springfield Clinic


Health Blog Something to Chew OnOur blog, Something to Chew On, features tips from Springfield Clinic dietician Amanda Figge on healthy snacking, well living, delicious recipes and more. Join Amanda's healthy journey!