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Nutritional Counseling

Good nutrition is one of the keys to a healthy life. Proper nutrition helps protect you from illness and disease, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and osteoporosis.

Contact our team today at (217) 466-4033.

Fax referrals to 217-465-6392.

A registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN/RD) provides care when special dietary considerations are needed due to illness, injury, or surgery. Dietitians also provide nutrition counseling for those who want to improve their health and wellness and can tailor a diet to help individuals meet their goals. Nutrition counseling is a great way to improve your health and wellness.

The Horizon Health Dietetics Department has registered dietitians on staff to provide Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) to help improve your nutritional status related to your condition, illness, or injury. MNT encompasses a wide variety of disease states and relies on follow-up visits to allow for continued behavioral and lifestyle changes.

The dietitian will work with you to provide a comprehensive nutritional analysis and individualized plan and help you understand how to optimize your treatment goals and aid in your recovery.

When should I see a dietitian?

You may benefit from nutrition counseling if you need:

  • Cardiovascular/heart health management
  • Weight management – bariatrics
  • Diabetes (type 1,2, gestational & prediabetes)
  • Preventive health management
  • Wound healing/pressure ulcers
  • Renal (kidney) management
  • Cancer
  • Malnutrition
  • Gastrointestinal disorders (IBS, IBD, Celiac)
  • Dysphagia
  • Tube feeding management
  • Food allergies

How do I request an appointment?

You can ask your healthcare provider for a referral, or self-refer, and we will schedule you.

Appointments are available Monday-Friday. Initial visits are usually 45 minutes to 1 hour. Follow-up appointments are typically 30 minutes.

Please check with your insurance to see how much/what type of coverage you have for a dietitian appointment.



Food Groups: Carbs, Fruits, Veggies & Water

Eva Kirchner, licensed & registered dietitian, discusses good and bad carbs, canned verses frozen vegetables, and much more.

Food Groups: Protein, Dairy & Fat

Eva Kirchner, licensed & registered dietitian, discusses the good and bad of protein, dairy, and fat, as well as the role supplements play.

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