By Beth Peralta
Recently, a question was posed to the Chambanamoms community looking for an area nutritionist or dietitian to help with healthier eating. Luckily, we live in a community where there are lots of resources to help you and your family! Note: Some of the services below may require a referral from your health care provider, so please check on that before making an appointment.
Area Hospitals and Clinics:
Carle: Carle has multiple RDs that specialize in diabetes, metabolism and nutrition.
Presence Covenant Medical Center: Presence has outpatient nutrition services offered for individuals from one of their RDs.
Christie Clinic: Christie Clinic’s RD offers individual consultation for adults and children at their Windsor Road, Danville, Rantoul, and Tuscola offices.
Gyms and Fitness Centers:
Mettler Center: Mettler has many options to help with a healthy lifestyle, for members and nonmembers including grocery tours and nutrition consultations with their RD.
FitTek Fitness Center: In Mahomet, nutrition services from FitTek’s RD are available to members and nonmembers, on Tuesday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and some weekend times.
Strawberry Fields: Strawberry Fields in Urbana has open hours and counseling available every other Saturday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.in their store with their RD, Jessie Erwin. Check out Jessie’s tips for simple school lunches from our archives.
6 Dimensions Wellness: 6 Dimensions offers personal consultations, nutrition ecoaching, grocery store tours, and an 8week jumpstart program with their RD.
Services for Limited Resource Families:
Women, Infants and Children (WIC): Nutrition assessment and education are available for pregnant and postpartum women, and children under the age of 5 through the WIC program at ChampaignUrbana Public Health District. You must also meet income guidelines and be at nutritional or medical risk. More details about the program and eligibility guidelines are available at the link.
Did we miss a favorite of yours? If so, please let us know in the comments section.
Beth Peralta has lived in Champaign-Urbana since 1998, minus a few summers and nine months in grad school. She is a mother to Natalie, wife to Andrew, a registered dietitian nutritionist, and an active community volunteer with the Junior League of Champaign-Urbana. Free time is spent getting back into running after baby, trying new recipes, and checking out things to do in CU with her family.