Nutritional Therapy and Education
One of the keys to maintaining good health and well-being is good nutrition. Since our nutritional needs vary from person to person, we recommend visiting a Nutritional Therapist to see which diet is best for you.
The Nutritional Therapists at OSF HealthCare Little Company of Mary Medical Center will analyze your lifestyle, body weight, metabolism, food tolerances, tastes and medical conditions to create an individualized nutrition program that's right for you.
Good nutrition can be easy to follow and an enjoyable way to live. We'll show you how to take a more active role in achieving a healthier lifestyle.
Everyone Needs Nutritional Education
Because each of us have unique nutritional needs, the Nutritional Therapists at OSF Little Company of Mary will design a program customized around you and your lifestyle using the latest nutritional research available.
Medical Nutritional Therapy
Medical Nutritional Therapy is for those suffering from illness by assessing your current nutritional status and individualizing a diet and exercise plan to help increase the healing process and assist in future complications and illnesses.
Do You Need To Gain or Lose Weight?
A nutritionally balanced diet that's easy to follow and most importantly, easy to stick to, will be created to help you achieve your goals in a safe, healthy manner.
Do You Have a Medical Condition That Requires a Modified Diet?
We provide educational information and a course of action for people with; diabetes, hypertension, gallbladder disease, cardiovascular disorders, food allergies and any other medical condition that requires a modified lifestyle.
Are You Currently Pregnant or Do You Plan on Becoming Pregnant?
We can offer you a program that's both healthy for you and your baby.
Do You Want to Achieve a Healthier Lifestyle?
Learn everything you need to know about sodium intake, fat, cholesterol and good nutritional habits. We can also help you with a nutritional program for infants, young children, teenagers and older adults.
Remember, good nutrition is for everyone. Research shows good nutrition and exercise is the most effective way to maintain and keep a healthy lifestyle.
What Are The Benefits of Medical Nutritional Therapy?
Medical Nutritional Therapy helps improve your quality of life and may prevent the onset of additional medical conditions while you recover from your illness.
Is Medical Nutritional Therapy Right for Me?
If you suffer from Migraines, headaches, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, weight problems, cancer or diabetes, Medical Nutritional Therapy is designed for you.
Here's What You Can Expect From The Outpatient Medical Nutrition Therapy Clinic:
- Individualized Meal Plans
- Food Preparation Techniques
- Tips for Eating Out
- How to Read Food Labels and:
- Purchase Food
- Self-help Resources
- Behavior Modification Techniques
- Exercise Suggestions
- On-going Support and Encouragement
Schedule an Appointment
You can make an appointment to see a Nutrition Therapist by calling: (708) 229-5429.
Please bring your doctor's order or referral with you at time of visit.
You are urged to discuss any major changes in your diet or activity level with your doctor.