2818 Neuse Boulevard
New Bern, NC 28561
Nutrition Director: Beth Booth
Phone: (252) 636-4920
Fax: (252) 636-4980

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
• High Cholesterol
• High Blood Pressure
• Feeding Issues in Children
• Many Other Conditions


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
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
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less
Vegetarian Nutrition
Produce for Better Health Foundation
NC Folic Acid Council    
Food Allergies
NC Nutrition Services Branch
Celiac Disease Foundation/Gluten Free
Mediterranean Diet - medinstadof

Menu Planning and Recipes

American Heart Association Delicious Decisions
NHLBI Interactive Menu Planner

Weight Management

USDA Interactive Healthy Eating Index
NHLBI Body Mass Index Calculator



Physical Activity

American Heart Association Just Move
Steps to Health

Food Safety

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

Childhood Nutrition

Childhood Nutrition
Healthy Children
Nutrition for Kids
Healthy Choices
National Dairy Council


Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

American Pregnancy Association    
Gestational Diabetes
La Leche League
NC Breastfeeding Coalition
Breastfeeding Information    

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



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