Nutrition Counseling

(775) 445-5500

Carson Tahoe Health employs credentialed Registered Dietitian Nutritionists who provide evidence-based nutrition services. We help prevent, delay, or manage diseases and medical conditions through nutrition education and medical nutrition therapy. Medical nutrition therapy is the management of medical conditions through nutritional intervention.

For more information, or to set up an appointment for nutrition counseling, please call (775) 445-5500.

Fax Number for Referrals: (775) 882-3731

Nutrition counseling may be covered as a benefit by your insurance company, though it may require preauthorization. Our scheduling department will work with you to determine whether nutrition care services will be covered. You may be required to self-pay for your nutrition appointment if your insurance does not cover nutrition education or medical nutrition therapy.

We provide:

  • Assessment of your current nutrition intake
  • Computerized body analysis
  • Nutrition information and counseling
  • Advice and strategies to help you achieve healthful and balanced intake
  • Individualized meal planning for your unique needs and goals
  • Medical nutrition therapy

Individual Counseling Services

We pride ourselves on providing personalized, in-depth assessments, nutrition diagnoses, and intervention treatment plans. Let us help you with nutrition care related to...

  • Adult Malnutrition
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Liver or Kidney Disease
  • Heart Disease Risk Factors (Abnormal Cholesterol, High Triglycerides, High Blood Pressure)
  • Heart Disease (Coronary Artery Disease, Congestive Heart Failure)
  • Pulmonary Conditions (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, COVID-19)
  • Diabetes and Related Conditions (Gestational Diabetes, Medication-related High Blood Sugar)
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders (Crohn’s Disease, Celiac Disease, Gluten Intolerance, Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Food Allergies
  • Lifestyle Modification
  • Weight Management for Adults and Children (Weight Loss, Weight Gain, and Weight Maintenance)
  • Poor Growth, Undernutrition, or Malnutrition in Children
  • Wound Healing
  • Recommendations and Monitoring for Tube Feeding and Parenteral Nutrition

Program and Service Involvements

Nutrition Education and Medical Nutrition Therapy are included as part of the care for many services provided through Carson Tahoe Health:

  • Acute Care Nutrition Interventions for our hospitalized patients
  • Long Term Acute Care Nutrition for inpatients
  • Behavioral Health Nutrition Care for inpatients
  • Cancer Resource Center
  • Ambulatory Infusion Center
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinic
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Clinic
  • Certified Diabetes Education Program

Group Classes and Education (held due to the pandemic - we hope to offer these again soon!)

A fun way to learn how to eat and prepare meals at home.

  • Intuitive Eating
  • Mediterranean Cooking Class
  • Family Meal Planning Strategies
  • Nutrition and Health Lectures

Healthy Food Assistance

Carson Tahoe supports and participates in local community efforts to provide for our area residents in need.  We work closely with Friends in Service Helping (FISH), and Remote Area Medical (RAM). Additionally, we donate fresh produce harvested from our garden at the Regional Medical Center.