Eating healthy does more than help you stay in shape. It also lowers your risk of complications that can result from diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and other conditions.
At MississippiCare, patients can learn how to adopt a healthy diet with help from the experts at our wellness center. Our dietitians provide patients with the education and tools needed to eat healthier on a regular basis, which helps keep chronic conditions under control or prevent them from occuring.
When you come in for nutrition services, you will meet with a dietitian in order to assess your nutritional needs. These needs differ for each patient depending on certain factors, such as underlying medical conditions, metabolism, activity level and general health. The dietitian helps you create a plan for following a healthy diet on a daily basis. This plan includes any relevant information that might affect your diet, such as allergies to certain foods or food sensitivities. You can also talk to your dietitian about concerns over your current diet, weight, or health issues.
If you would like more information about MississippiCare nutrition services or if you are ready to make an appointment with a dietitian, contact your nearest MississippiCare clinic. Our nutrition services are available on a sliding fee scale to make sure that they are affordable for all patients.