Nutrition and Health

Eat healthy, live better.

At Novant Health, we believe nutrition is a powerful tool for helping you manage your health. Whether you’re trying to live healthier, lose weight, heal faster or are managing diabetes or some other chronic condition, our primary care providers, registered dietitians, nutritionists, nurses and counselors can help you reach your health goals.

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Novant Health diabetes and nutrition clinics

While the focus at our diabetes and nutrition clinics is helping people manage diabetes and related chronic diseases, they can also help you lose weight, lower your blood pressure or simply eat heathier. You do not need a referral from your doctor for these general nutritional services, which are covered by many health plans. A physician referral is generally required for medical nutrition therapy services for the following conditions:

  • Cardiovascular disease and other related comorbidities
  • Liver diseases
  • Gastrointestinal disorders (Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, disaccharidase deficiency, etc.)
  • Renal diseases

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Weight loss services

If you or your primary care provider feels you need more comprehensive help with weight management, you can schedule an appointment at a Novant Health weight loss clinic.

Our care teams at these clinics use nutrition counseling, fitness training and cognitive behavioral therapy to help you recognize and address obstacles that may have held you back in the past. We can help you determine what costs your health plan will cover, and coordinate with your primary care provider, specialist or surgeon to ensure you get the help you need whether your goal is to qualify for surgery or improve or reverse a medical condition.

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Other nutrition specialists

Because nutrition is a key aspect of all care, registered dietitians and nutritionists are embedded throughout Novant Health. If you can’t find the expertise or services you are looking for at Novant Health diabetes and nutrition or CoreLife Novant Health clinics, consult with your primary care provider.

You can also search for “dietitian” or “nutritionist” with our Physician Finder tool. We have physicians, registered dietitians, nutritionists and other providers specializing in the following areas:

  • Weight loss services
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Pediatrics and adolescent medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Cancer care

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Weight and nutrition news

Get motivated by reading about others who are making strides to live a healthier lifestyle. You will find practical tips, healthy recipes, primers on carb counting and guidance for creating a healthy diet. You can get it all for free on our Healthy Headlines blog.

Why choose Novant Health?

You will receive remarkable care that focuses on your body, mind and spirit. In addition to nutritional education, you can rely on our registered dietitians to provide empathy and encouragement. We are here to help you hold yourself accountable, reduce stress and stay on track.


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No matter your goal, you can trust Novant Health to provide nutrition counseling and services that are clinically proven as both effective and safe.

Our dietitians can help you with:

  • Essential nutrition education
  • How to read nutrition labels
  • Healthy, sustainable meal plans
  • Holding yourself accountable
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Novant Health registered dietitians and nutritionists can help you develop a healthy eating plan that takes your existing budget, daily routine, health conditions, medications and goals into account. Our mission is to improve your health and that requires creating a realistic plan you can stick with for the long haul.

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Research has repeatedly proven that a healthier diet and regular exercise are two of the most effective steps you can take to prevent or slow the progression of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer, stroke and other chronic conditions. That’s why Novant Health focuses so much on nutrition and why many insurance plans pay for the nutrition counseling services we offer.

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