Nutrition across the Life Span

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CHAPTER 3

PROMOTING DIETARY CHANGE :
NUTRITION COUNSELING

The Challenges of Nutrition Counseling
Settings for Nutrition Counseling
Interpersonal Communication
Interviewing: An Essential Part of Counseling
Nutrition Counseling
Motivation
Concepts to Remember


THE CHALLENGES OF NUTRITION
COUNSELING

Who does nutrition counseling?

What are the general characteristics of nutrition counseling?

What are the unique challenges to the nutrition counselor and dietitian?

Nearly every health care professional has the opportunity to interact with individuals at various stages of the life span and to influence their food choices. For example, a

pharmacist may offer tips on healthy eating as she answers an individual's questions about the proper way to take a medication. A nurse may provide some nutrition guidance while teaching a newly diagnosed diabetic how to administer insulin or while providing care to a home-bound client. However, as shown in Figure 3-1, nutrition counseling is a client-centered, ongoing process that involves assessment, intervention, and communication (Monk et al, 1995). It bridges the gap between the science of nutrition and the art of helping others. Most frequently the nutrition counselor is a Registered Dietitian (R.D.) (Table 3-1).

Nutrition counseling is an integral part of the Nutrition Care Process discussed in Chapter 2. Several things must exist for effective nutrition counseling. There is a relation

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Contributed by Martha Orabella.

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