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Nutrition Counseling

Nutrition Counseling

Nutrition Counseling

Nutrition Services ICHS Chona Lorico

Eating for life

ICHS nutrition experts are here to help empower you to manage your health. We provide personalized nutrition counseling and specialized support for patients of all ages: infancy, childhood, adolescence, and all stages of adulthood to create sustainable, healthy behavior. Nutrition counseling is offered at all ICHS medical and dental clinics.

Our certified and highly-trained registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) have the experience to apply the science of nutrition to meet your health needs. We provide a positive and supportive environment that respects individual language, culture and lifestyle.

We can help you

  • Make food and lifestyle choices to manage chronic conditions like high cholesterol
  • Learn how to prepare delicious foods that are good for you and fit within your budget
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Prepare and recover from a medical operation
  • Manage your food allergies, food intolerances or food-related digestive issues
  • Use nutrition therapy during and after cancer treatment to boost body weight and strength, and decrease side effects
  • Recover from an eating disorder

View the comprehensive list of medical conditions we can help treat further below. ICHS also offers nutrition services for women, infants and children (WIC).

Diabetes Self Management Education and Support (DSMES)

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ICHS nutrition experts are available to help you manage diabetes. As a certified diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) clinic, our team can work closely with you to get results managing your diabetes and related conditions. DSMES is tailored to your individual needs, goals, cultural values, and life experiences and is guided by evidence-based standards.

ICHS is accredited with the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) – Diabetes Education Accreditation Program (DEAP).

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Costs and billing

ICHS nutrition counseling can be billed to most private insurance. Check with your insurance company or benefits office to see if your insurance plan covers nutrition services.

Conditions we can help you treat

  • Diabetes (type 1, type 2, prediabetes, gestational diabetes)
  • Cardiovascular disease (heart disease)
  • Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Renal diseases (kidney diseases)
  • Liver diseases
  • Gout
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Insulin resistance (metabolic syndrome)
  • Weight management
  • Eating disorders
  • Restrictive diets (vegan, keto)
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Cancer treatment
  • Weight loss
  • Food allergies and intolerance (celiac disease, lactose intolerance)
  • Gastrointestinal disorders (heartburn, IBS, Crohn’s disease, colitis)
  • Pre- and post-transplant nutrition therapy
  • Iron deficiency
  • Dysphagia (difficulty chewing or swallowing)

Nutrition and health for mothers

ICHS nutrition counselors are certified and available to work with mothers to support them in all areas of their lives.

  • Pregnancy
  • Postpartum
  • Breastfeeding

and supporting infants, children and adolescents.

Where to get nutrition counseling

International District Medical & Dental Clinic

International District Medical & Dental Clinic
720 8th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
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(main line & after hours)

711 (TTY)

Holly Park Medical & Dental Clinic

Holly Park Medical & Dental Clinic
3815 S Othello St
Seattle, WA 98118
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(main line & after hours)

711 (TTY)

Shoreline Medical & Dental Clinic

Shoreline Medical & Dental Clinic
16549 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133
Get Directions

(main line & after hours)

711 (TTY)

Bellevue Medical & Dental Clinic

Bellevue Medical & Dental Clinic
1050 140th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98005
Get Directions

(main line & after hours)

711 (TTY)

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