What to Expect During Your First Nutrition Consultation

At HealthSmart, we help you meet your goals for healthy eating. We answer your nutrition questions, offer ways to overcome food challenges, help you establish healthy eating habits, even provide emotional and social support. Not only do we provide the knowledge and tools you need to be successful, we join you on your journey to better health.

At your first consultation, our Registered Dietitian will assess your eating habits to discover what you are doing well and what can be improved.  During the thirty-minute consultation, the nutritionist will:
  • Discuss how your health risk assessment results are influenced by your food choices.
  • Review your medical history to see if there are any specific nutritional requirements you may have, and how to prevent problems such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.
  • Talk about your current eating habits.  We’ll ask you to complete a 24 Hour Food Recall form. (It is helpful if you complete this form before your appointment.) We will go through your daily diet and food routine to determine the most appropriate and useful nutritional changes for you.  
  • Macronutrient needs (if desired) – We can calculate how many calories, carbohydrates, proteins, and fats you need in a typical day so that you can know exactly what your body requires to function at its best.
  • Your nutrition plays a large role in your exercise routine, and your exercise routine plays a large role in your nutrition success!  We may briefly discuss exercise to make sure you are fueling your muscles properly.  You will get your maximum health benefit when your exercise and nutritional habits are working together.
  • Help you set achievable goals for a Healthy Eating Lifestyle.

Together, we can make a successful, lasting lifestyle changes towards healthy eating habits for life!