Inpatient Nutrition Services
Capital Health provides comprehensive initial nutrition assessment for a variety of patient types, including those identified to be at nutrition risk, having abnormal nutrition laboratory values, on modified diets, or patients on alternate forms of nutrition support such as enteral (tube feedings) or parenteral (IV) nutrition. All dietitians are registered by the American Dietetic Association and routinely provide basic and comprehensive nutrition assessment, medical nutrition therapy recommendations, participate in multidisciplinary patient care rounds and provide nutrition education to patients. A staff of dietetic technicians also provides basic nutrition interventions and a wealth of patient focused nutrition education. A nutrition support dietitian, certified by the American Society for Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition, is available to work closely with physicians to help optimize the outcomes of our nutritionally compromised patients.
Outpatient Nutrition Services
Capital Health's Outpatient Nutrition Counseling Service provides comprehensive nutrition assessment and education, including individualized nutrition consultation and/or group instruction for individuals who require medical nutrition therapy. Nutritional outcomes are monitored and optimized through periodic visits with our nutrition experts. Registered Dietitians can be seen in the Outpatient Nutrition area at each campus, as well as in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Healthstart, the Dialysis Center and various other clinics within Capital Health. Certified Diabetes Educators, as well as Certified Renal Specialists are on staff for expert diabetes/renal nutrition counseling and/or general instruction on diabetes management. Not only are our Outpatient Dietitians routinely involved in outpatient education, but they are also frequently spotted in the community at Health Fairs, Support Groups, providing lectures, etc.
Nutrition Counseling is provided for, but not limited to:
- Weight control
- Hyperlipidemia (elevated cholesterol and/or triglycerides)
- Renal insuffiency
- Gastrointestinal dysfunction
- Healthy nutrition
For more information, contact Mindy Komosinsky, RD, CDE at 609-689-4835.
To schedule an outpatient nutrition visit, please call 609-394-4600.
The Sodexo Dietetic Internship at Capital Health
The Sodexo Dietetic Internship is a nine-month supervised practice experience approved by the American Dietetic Association for graduates of four-year dietetic programs. Each year, five or more students are selected for entrance into the program. Both an application and tuition fee are required.
Our full-time training program consists of rotations in clinical nutrition, management of food service operations and community nutrition. There is one-on-one supervision of students during rotations; and skill-based evaluations and feedback from preceptors are provided on an ongoing basis. Graduation from the program supports eligibility to sit for the registration exam offered by the American Dietetic Association. For more information, visit www.dieteticintern.com. To request an application, please call the Sodexo office at 215-493-4025.