2818 Neuse Boulevard
New Bern, NC 28561
Nutrition Director: Beth Booth
Phone: (252) 636-4920
Fax: (252) 636-4980
For all active duty military and their families, contact our MCAS Cherry Point Office
at (252) 447-0123.

Nutrition Counseling Services

Healthier Eating for a Healthier Lifestyle
Proper nutrition is an important component of overall good health. The Craven County Health Department offers nutrition counseling (Medical Nutrition Therapy) to help you prevent or manage certain medical conditions. Meet with a Registered Dietitian to develop a personalized plan to help you prevent or better manage medical conditions or simply to improve the way you feel.

Availability of Services
Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) is available to anyone needing nutritional counseling. If you have Insurance a referral is needed by your Primary Care Giver. For those without insurance or if your insurances does not cover nutritional counseling fees are charged on a sliding scale based on income. The health department currently accepts most insurances including, Medicare and Medicaid. Please check with your insurance provider prior to scheduling the MNT appointment to see if it will cover Medical Nutrition Therapy. Click HERE for a copy of the Medical Nutrition Therapy referral form. Medical Nutrition Therapy is available for many issues including:

• Weight Management
• Diabetes
• Elevated Cholesterol
• High Blood Pressure
• Feeding Issues in Children
• Many Other Conditions

Give Your Heart a Healthy Beat
Give Your Heart a Healthy Beat is a nutrition education and behavior change program to lower risk of cardiovascular disease by lowering blood pressure, reducing body weight, lowering triglyceride levels, and reducing blood cholesterol levels. It is a 14 week series of 45-60 minute interactive, hands-on delivered by Family and Consumer Science Agent and Registered Dietitian. For more information please contact Lisa Mayo at 252-636-4920 x 2077.

Click HERE for information on Medical Nutrition Therapy appointments, and information on registered dietitians.

Click HERE for reasons you should consider consulting with a dietitian.

General Health/Nutrition Links

American Nutrition and Dietetic Association
American Heart Association
American Diabetes Association
Journey for Control(Diabetes)
Web MD
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Food and Nutrition Information Center
USDA Nutrition and Your Health
NHLBI Nutrition Guide
Centers for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
Washington State Dairy Council
Eat Smart Move More
Vegetarian Resource Group
Produce for Better Health Foundation
NC Folic Acid Council
NC Nutrition Services Branch

Menu Planning and Recipes

American Heart Association Delicious Decisions
Food Fit
NHLBI Interactive Menu Planner
Cooking Light Magazine

Weight Management

Calorie Control Council
USDA Interactive Healthy Eating Index
NHLBI Body Mass Index Calculator
The Diet Channel
Fit Day



Physical Activity

Be Active NC
American Heart Association Just Move
Shape Up America!

Food Safety


FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Fight BAC
NC Cooperative Extension Service

Childhood Nutrition

Nutrition for Kids
Healthy Choices
Dole 5 a Day
Nutrition Explorations
Why Milk
National Dairy Council
Culinary Schools Child Resources


For more information contact:
Lisa Mayo, RD, LDN at 252-636-4920, Extension 2077


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