Dietary/Nutrition

AVH Dietary/NutritionWe’ve all become more aware of the important role nutrition plays in helping to prevent and heal disease, including diabetes, heart disease and cancer. At AVH, our staff includes dietary and nutrition counselors who can help patients design healthy eating plans tailored to their specific health needs and lifestyle. We also offer educational programs for the community, to help non-patients stay healthy by making wise food choices.

Services

AVH’s registered dietitian, dietetic technician and exercise physiologist are available to counsel outpatients on issues related to:

  • Elevated lipids (cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL)
  • Eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia)
  • Food allergies
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Weight management
  • Nutrition for seniors
  • Medical nutrition
  • Sports nutrition

Please ask your doctor for a referral for dietary and nutritional counseling, and check your insurance to be sure these services are covered by your plan. For more information, call Roberta Balon, MS, RD, LD, CDE, Director, Nutrition Services, at (603) 326-5692. Roberta has 20+ years of nutrition experience.

AVH recognizes the importance of good nutrition for our local elementary school children.  For more information on how you can help, please click here.