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

Dietetics and Nutrition at Springfield Clinic

Something to Chew

Our blog, Something to Chew On, features tips from Springfield Clinic dieticians with tips on healthy snacking, well living, delicious recipes and more.