Nashville Child and Family Wellness center provides personalized nutrition counseling to children, adolescents, adults, and families who wish to improve their overall health and relationship with food. When it comes to diet and exercise, there is no one size fits all approach. Individuals who receive nutrition counseling will collaborate with the licensed dietitian nutritionist to create a unique nutrition strategy that will empower the individual to establish healthy eating patterns and maintain positive lifestyle changes.
ASSESSMENTS OFFERED BY LICENSED DIETICIAN:
Individuals who present with one or more of these concerns will benefit from nutrition counseling:
- Eating Disorders
- Unintentional Weight Loss or Gain
- Excessive or Inadequate Food Intake
- Undesirable food choices
- Poor Nutrition Quality of Life
- Food and Nutrition-Related Knowledge Deficit
- Harmful Beliefs / Attitudes About Food and Nutrition
- Excessive Exercise
WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM NUTRITION COUNSELING?
Each of our patients are eligible for this personalized service. Schedule yours today, and we promise you’ll leave our clinic well-informed and confident that your health is in the best of hands.
When an individual feels uneasy about the adequacy and quality of his or her diet, it is often recommended that they receive a comprehensive nutrition assessment.
Nashville Child and Family Wellness Center provides nutritional assessment services, which includes evaluating an individual’s food and nutrient intake, knowledge and beliefs surrounding food, physical activity, and nutrition quality of life.
WHY IS NUTRITION COUNSELING BENEFICIAL?
Food has the unique capability to either damage or enhance one’s physical and mental health. The human body needs a balance of carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins, and minerals for it to function and grow optimally. Adequate nutrition starts with balance, variety, adequacy, and flexibility. When any of these components are absent, things can start to go awry. Poor nutrition is associated with a variety of issues, including inadequate growth, impaired immunity, mental disorders, psychological distress, gastrointestinal distress, fatigue, preoccupation with food, and weight fluctuations, among other things.
In addition to nutrition counseling for individuals, we also offer nutrition counseling for families that desire to maintain healthy eating habits, despite busy schedules and rushed meal times. Many families struggle with knowing exactly what and how much their children should be eating, and have yet to strike a healthy balance. Family nutrition consultations will teach families how to incorporate health, balance, and fun into their family’s nutrition, while avoiding power struggles and arguments at the dinner table.
SAMANTHA HAMBY, RD, LDN
Samantha Hamby is a registered and licensed dietician/nutritionist who brings a wide array of experience as she has worked in residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient levels of care. Samantha provides nutrition counseling to children, adolescents, adults, and their families struggling with disordered eating, eating disorders, and other co-occurring disorders. Samantha embraces the HAES (Healthy At Every Size) approach and uses evidence based research in her practice. She enjoys empowering others to strengthen their relationship with their bodies while also helping to expand food variety and achieve a more balanced plate.