Outpatient Nutrition Counseling
2000 Mowry Avenue, Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: (510) 745-6542
Washington Hospital's Outpatient Nutrition Counseling program is available by appointment to provide nutrition counseling for individuals with specific medical needs as well as those who wish to maintain optimal health. Using an approach that integrates education and tools to help change behaviors and meet individual health goals, our registered dietitians provide nutrition counseling for a full range of needs such as:
Note: All nutrition counseling requires a physician referral. Please check with your insurance for coverage of services.
What is a Registered Dietitian (RD)?
A registered dietitian (RD) is a food and nutrition professional, equipped to perform a nutrition assessment, provide an individualized nutrition plan, and advise on follow up nutrition care for your personal needs. A RD will seperate facts from fads and will help you translate this into understandable, science-based nutrition information, promoting positive lifestyle changes for improved health.
A registered dietitian is a trained food and nutrition expert who has completed the following professional requirements.
- Minimum of a science-based bachelor's degree (many registered dietitians have advanced degrees.)
- Minimum of 900 hours in an internship (usually one year)
- National credentialing examination
- Ongoing continuing professional education
For more information, fee schedules, or to book an appointment, call the Outpatient Nutrition Office at (510) 745-6542.