Nutrition Counseling

Our mission is simple: build a healthier community. It’s what we’ve been doing for over 130 years, and today we’re doing it in more ways than ever before.

Nutrition Counseling

At Huntington Hospital, we offer clinical nutrition counseling services for patients staying in the hospital, as well as any outpatients with a physician referral.

Outpatient Nutrition Services

We believe good health starts with good nutrition, and we are committed to helping all our community members make healthy lifestyle changes. Personalized nutrition education and counseling services are available to any outpatients authorized for nutrition education, even those who were not treated at our hospital.

Schedule an Appointment with a Registered Dietitian

Outpatient Nutrition Counseling appointments are available Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 3 pm. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, all nutrition appointments are conducted by phone or video-conferencing format. We are not providing in-person nutrition visits at this time.

 Clients require a physician’s prescription, referral,  or authorization for outpatient nutrition counseling. Physician referrals should be faxed to the clinical outpatient nutrition office: (626) 397-2217.

 For more information, please contact our outpatient dietitian at (626) 397-8450. To schedule an appointment or inquire about insurance, call the Pre-Admissions Call Center at (626) 397-5600 ext 6.

Inpatient Nutrition Services

Our inpatient nutrition group provides unit-based, personalized nutrition assessment for all inpatients with any nutritional health risk.

 Clinical dietitians develop and recommends a nutrition care plan that is in alignment with the patient’s specific health needs. Areas of focus may include, but are not limited, to malnutrition, diabetes, congestive heart failure, bariatric surgery, stroke, kidney failure. The clinical dietitian monitors adequacy of nutrition intake and tolerance to prescribed diet, recommends nutrition support or supplementation when needed, works with patients to assist in the understanding of nutrition goals and provides educational materials for lifestyle changes as needed. Additionally, the clinical dietitian will refer patients to outpatient nutrition counseling for ongoing assistance and support in adhering to the prescribed diet. The goal of the clinical dietitian is to improve patient outcomes from admission to beyond discharge.

Nutrition Articles at Huntington Hospital:

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Every year, we celebrate National Nutrition Month during the month of March. Check out our articles for more information!

Personalize Your Plate
Go Further with Food for Heart Health
Go Further with Fiber
Put your best fork forward with probiotics and prebiotics

Holiday eating can be a stressful time. Learn how to enjoy the holidays without compromising your health goals with these nutrition tips:

Lunar New Year
Black History Month
International Women’s Day
Christmas and New Years
Earth Day and Ramadan
Hispanic Heritage Month
Asian American Pacific Islander Month: Recipes

Interested in more wellness topics? Check out these articles to feel confident about your food choices, whether you’re at home or on-the-go.

Nutrition and Mental Health
Healthy eating on-the-go
Back to school nutrition

Nutrition in the News:

The Quarterly Magazine

Crystal Kwan, RD shares helpful holiday eating tips. Check it out here.

Show and Tell Show Magazine

Huntington Hospital Clinical Dietitian, Crystal Kwan, takes you to Nutrition Rehab, sharing tips for starting a plant-based diet in her article for Show and Tell Show Magazine’s Q1 2017 issue. Check it out here on page 20.

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L.A. Parent

Crystal Kwan weighs in on reducing your kids’ sugar intake in “A Spoonful of Sugar?” in L.A. Parent’s January 2017 issue. Check it out here on page 36.

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