Nutrition and Dietary services at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center help improve lives by providing:
- The highest quality of nutritional and dietary counseling and service
- Education to faculty, staff, and patients about nutrition
- Research about diet, nutrition and dietary supplements
According to the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, biologically based therapies such as specific diets and dietary supplements are the most commonly used integrative health practice.
What is a Registered Dietician?
According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Registered Dietitians (RDs) are the food and nutrition experts who can translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. RDs use their nutrition expertise to help people make unique, positive lifestyle changes.
A registered dietitian is a food and nutrition expert who has:
- Earned a bachelor’s degree with course work approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
- Completed an accredited, supervised practice program at a health-care facility, community agency or foodservice corporation.
- Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
- Completes continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration required by state licensing boards. In Ohio, RDs practice is regulated by the Ohio Board of Dietetics.
Insurance Coverage for Nutrition and Dietary Services
Insurance coverage varies by carrier. Check with your health plan to see if these services may be covered for you, and if you need your doctor to give you a referral.
Find Nutrition and Dietary Services at The Ohio State University
|OSU Bariatric Surgery
||Stacey Burkett, RD, LD,
Bobbi Davis, MS, RD, LD
Adam Freter, RD, LD
|OSU Cardiology- requires a physician referral
|OSU Comprehensive Weight Management Program
||Angela Blackstone, RD, LD
Stacey Burkett, RD, LD,
Bobbi Davis, MS, RD, LD
|OSU LEARN Program
|OSU Integrative Medicine Clinic
Energy Boosting Food
August 15, (Thursday, one class offered at two different times.)
Noon-1p.m - Register online for this session.
5:30-6:30 p.m. - Register online for this session.
View class details.
Gluten-Free Eating Class Series
View class details. Register online.
|Nationwide Children’s Hospital – Eating Disorders Program
|Oncology – outpatient
JamesCare for Life
|Wexner Medical Center
Outpatient Nutrition Services Locations:
Carepoint East, The James, Martha Morehouse Plaza, McCampbell Hall, and
The Stefanie Spielman Breast Comprehensive Brest Center
||Physician referral required|
|Sports Medicine - outpatient
||Jackie Buell, PhD, CSSD, RD, ATC
|Educational Programs in Dietetics at OSU|
|Human Nutrition, OSU College of Education and Human Ecology
||Mark Failla, PhD, Chair
OSU College of Medicine
|Kay Wolf, PhD, RD, LD, Director
|Research Programs in Nutrition at OSU|
|Food Innovation Center
||Ken Lee, PhD, Director
Healthy Recipie Videos:
Learn to a cook healthy version of these main courses. Taught by Jim Warner, OSUWMCDirector of Food and Nutrition Services.
Low Sodium Minestrone Soup
Oven Fried Chicken
Nutrition and diet FAQs:
- Will my insurance pay for it?
ANSWER: Insurance coverage varies by carrier. Check with your insurance company to find out what your coverage is.
- Do I have to count calories?
ANSWER: Registered dietitians will work with you to personalize an eating plan that is just right for you. Calorie counting is usually not required except for short periods of focused attention on calories IF reducing calories is one of your own goals.
- Will I be able to eat foods I enjoy? I don’t want eating to turn into a chore.
ANSWER: Eating is one of life’s pleasures, and we want to be sure that each person’s plan for eating healthy promotes a sense of flourishing well-being, vitality, and enjoyment – not drudgery.
- My doctor says I’m gluten intolerant. How do I know what I can eat?
ANSWER: This is just the kind of thing we’re trained to help you handle. Your RD can help you identify tasty gluten-free foods.
- I’m lactose intolerant; can I still drink milk? How will I get enough calcium and vitamin D?
ANSWER: It depends. Most people who are lactose intolerant can drink some milk if it’s treated to remove the lactose or if they take an enzyme tablet to break down lactose before they drink milk. If you don’t drink any milk, your RD can help you find foods and supplements that help you get all the nutrients you need for healthy living.
Useful Nutrition Links
Netnutrition - Nutrition data for food served on Ohio State’s Campus
Partnership for a Healthier America