Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)
Ever try to figure out what eating plan is right for you? It can be challenging. A registered dietitian can assist you in developing a plan that is right for you.
Wood County Hospital Nutrition services offers individualized nutrition counseling (MNT) tailored to fit your lifestyle and your medical needs. Our registered dietitians will work with you to improve your health by changing your eating habits and will help you learn to plan healthy, nutritious meals while still enjoying your favorite foods.
We offer appointments at Wood County Hospital, Falcon Health, Bowling Green Clinic, Bowling Green Family Care Center, Deshler Family Practice and North Baltimore Family Practice.
If you want services billed to your insurance company, a referral from your physician is required. As a courtesy, we will verify your insurance coverage prior to your first appointment. We may ask you to check your coverage if your insurance will not provide the information to us. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 419-354-8863.
The initial (MNT) assessment and counseling session typically last about 1 hour. Follow-up appointments range from 15 minutes to 1 hour depending on your needs. These are scheduled on an as needed basis.
Nutrition counseling topics include:
- Childhood Nutrition Issues
- Disordered Eating
- Food Allergies and Intolerances
- Gastrointestinal Nutrition (Celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis and irritable bowel syndrome)
- Healthy Eating for Cancer Patients
- Healthy Eating for All Ages
- Heart Healthy Eating
- Improving Oral Intake
- Insulin Resistance
- Nutrition Counseling for Diseases (For Diabetes please see Diabetes Education Program for information on Diabetes Self-Management Training and Individual Diabetes Education)
- Nutrition During Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
- Weight Management
Small group sessions may be available based on needs of those attending.
All of our dietitians are registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and licensed by the state of Ohio. MNT services are also provided at the Maurer Family Cancer Center and the Center for Weight Loss Surgery.
Nutrition Intervention (Inpatients)
Clinical dietitians at Wood County Hospital assess and monitor the nutritional status of inpatients of all ages. Physicians may consult the dietitian for nutrition intervention parental (TPN or PPN) feeding and tube feeding recommendations as well as nutrition education for inpatients of all ages. These services are included as part of the hospital general fee.