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Nutrition and Dietary Services

Why choose Nutrition and Dietary Services at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center?

Live well and flourish by seeing a nutritionist at The Ohio State University Integrative Medicine Clinic. We provide the highest quality nutritional and dietary counseling, offer education opportunities about nutrition and incorporate the latest research about diet, nutrition and dietary supplements into our personalized care.

At Ohio State’s Integrative Medicine Clinic, you have:

  • The convenient and comprehensive care you deserve in one location
  • Access to other health services in the same location including medical, chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, mental/behavioral health and more
  • Access to classes in mindful eating, meditation, yoga, tai chi and more
  • Free and convenient parking

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 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 healthcare facility, community agency or foodservice corporation
  • Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • Completed continuing professional education requirements by state licensing boards. In Ohio, RD practice is regulated by the Ohio Board of Dietetics


Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Will I be able to eat foods I enjoy? I don’t want eating to turn into a chore.
    Eating is one of life’s pleasures, and we want each person’s plan for eating to promote a sense of flourishing, well-being, vitality and enjoyment—not drudgery.

  2. Do I have to count calories?
    Registered dietitians will work with you to personalize an eating plan that is right for you. Calorie counting is not required except for short periods of focused attention on calories IF reducing calories is one of your own goals..

  3. My doctor says I’m gluten intolerant. How do I know what I can eat?
    This is just the kind of thing we’re trained to help you handle. Your RD can help you identify tasty gluten-free foods. We even have classes for you to learn about gluten-free eating in a fun way.

  4. I’m lactose intolerant; can I still drink milk? How will I get enough calcium and vitamin D?
    Many 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 tasty ways to get the nutrients you need.

Will insurance cover nutrition and dietary services?

Insurance coverage varies by carrier. Check with your health plan to see if these services are covered for you, and if you need your doctor to give you a referral.

Our Practitioners

See the Clinicians page for a list of our nutrition specialists and call 614-293-9777 to schedule an appointment.

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