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Nutrition is a key component of your health. The food you eat not only gives you energy, but also provides the micronutrients your body needs to look and feel your best. Kathryn Valentine is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at the Center for Bariatric Endoscopy, the “Premiere Bariatric Surgical Institute in New Jersey”, located in Montclair, who offers nutrition services for men and women with a special focus on weight management and bariatric surgery.

What are Nutrition Services?

The nutrition services at the Center for Bariatric Endoscopy go beyond counting calories. We help you understand the roles of protein, fats, and carbohydrates in your body while also providing guidance on the foods that are right for you, meal preparation tips and counseling on fitness goals.

Benefits of Nutrition Services

Nutrition services give you an in-depth understanding of how your body uses what you eat. Better education enables you to make better lifestyle and food choices. Participation in nutrition counseling is paramount to achieving your goals.

What Nutrition Services are Available?

nutrition_services-300x197Kathryn Valentine is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who has a focus on weight management. She specializes in bariatric needs. She offers several nutritional services to our patients. To learn more, please visit the links below.

Preparing for Nutrition Services

Before your first appointment with Kathryn, please track the foods you eat for at least one week. This helps her identify your eating patterns and food choices.

Follow-Up with Nutrition Services

As you work with Kathryn, she will carefully follow your progress. She may ask you to continue keeping a food journal so she can help modify your nutrition plan as you progress.

How Much Do Nutrition Services Cost?

Health insurance typically covers services from a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, which we can verify before your first appointment. If you need help with the remaining cost of your care, please visit our financing page.

Are Nutrition Services Right for Me?

Our nutrition services are designed to fit the needs of the individual, taking into account their age and health status. We encourage you to schedule a personal consultation with Kathryn to learn how nutrition services can benefit you and your family.

Why Choose Kathryn Valentine, RD for Nutrition Services?

groceries_101-200x300Kathryn Valentine, RD, is an experienced Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who specializes in weight management with a focus on bariatric needs. She has writes and edits peer-reviewed publications, attends national conferences and participates in multicenter clinical trials. Furthermore, she is at the forefront of endoscopic bariatrics, working hand-in-glove with physicians to optimize and ensure the best possible outcome for her patients. Kathryn Valentine is experienced in outpatient and inpatient care and understands the complexities of various medical conditions. Individualized nutrition care plans are tailored to meet your needs taking into account not only your medical conditions but also your food preferences, daily schedule and personal goals and challenges.

What to Expect During Your Consultation for Nutrition Services

During your consultation with Kathryn, she will learn more about you and help evaluate any current dietary challenges you are facing.  You will be given the opportunity to share your weight loss struggles including what you may have tried in the past and why it did not work. It is also important to discuss approaches that helped you succeed and establish your personal goals. You will be encouraged to actively participate with Kathryn in creating a personalized meal plan including recipes and suggestions for a healthier life.

Taking into account your past, present, and future is important to evaluate where you have been, to understand where you are, and to help plan for where you would like to be.

Nutrition services at the Center for Bariatric Endoscopy are designed to help patients of all nutrition needs eat healthier. If you would like more information, contact Ms. Valentine today!

 

“Individual results may vary.  Results are not guaranteed with this or any other procedure. Any weight loss procedure should be accompanied with nutritional counseling and an appropriate diet and exercise program.”