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Nutrition Therapy

Proper nutrition is vital to your overall health and well-being. Altru’s registered dietitians provide nutrition advice and education to our patients, as well as offering a variety of options for individuals looking to make healthy choices.

Registered dietitians have earned a bachelor’s degree, completed an accredited practice program, passed a national registration exam and complete continuing education to maintain their registration. Some have additional certification, such as Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) or Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD).

Why see a dietitian?

  • Disease prevention and reduction of nutrition-related risk factors
  • Education and tips for eating a healthy, well balanced diet
  • Assistance toward weight loss goals
  • Enhanced performance in the gym or specific sport
  • Assistance with gaining lean muscle mass
  • Recipe modification
  • Dietary supplement review

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call the Sanny & Jerry Ryan Center for Prevention & Genetics at 701.732.7620

Programs & Classes

Clean Eating

Altru’s dietitians offer a six-week program that covers all you need to know about clean eating. Sessions include a grocery store tour, cooking demonstration and education on what’s clean and what’s not.

Freezer Friendly Meals 

Save time in the kitchen and keep dinner healthy by attending our Freezer Friendly Meals workshop. Altru's dietitians will help you prepare ten healthy, freezer friendly meals to share with your family.

Weight Management Program

Altru’s Weight Management Program offers solutions for weight loss, weight management and lifestyle change at any level. Whether you desire to lose 10 or 100 pounds, our team of experts including providers, dietitians and health & wellness specialists offer comprehensive tracks to fit your needs.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call the Sanny & Jerry Ryan Center for Prevention & Genetics at 701.732.7620.

Packages & Services

Nutrition Packages

For those interested in comprehensive nutrition coaching, a personal nutrition coaching package is a great fit. One, three and six month packages are available. Packages include:

  • Individual appointments with a dietitian
  • Metabolic testing
  • Customized meal plan
  • DietMaster® online tracking
  • And more

Exercise and Nutrition Packages

The key to a healthy lifestyle is understanding both your nutritional and exercise needs. Altru’s dietitians and health & wellness specialist offer comprehensive packages tailored to fit your needs.

Nutrition Coaching

Ideal for those without complex medical conditions who would like to improve their diet to prevent disease, lose weight or enhance performance. Nutrition coaching clients will receive access to the DietMaster® online nutrition tracking system.

Sports Nutrition

Athletes who are interested in optimizing their performance will benefit from an appointment with one of Altru’s board certified specialists in sports dietetics. Together, you will develop a meal plan that is specific to your individual needs. This is key in performance enhancement.

DietMaster® Online Tracking Tool

This system is designed to link clients to a registered dietitian to provide individualized recommendations based on your diet. This tool is offered with many dietitian services, including Altru’s Weight Management Program and Nutrition Coaching.

Metabolic Testing

This test is used to determine individual, unique calorie needs. Knowing the body’s specific needs can help with managing weight without feeling deprived. This ten-minute breath test analyzes exactly how much oxygen your body consumes. The amount of oxygen consumed is directly related to the number of calories burned.

Grocery Store Tours

Altru’s registered dietitians and Grand Forks’ Hugo’s Family Marketplace  are teaming up to help you navigate the grocery store. A dietitian will guide you through the aisles, pointing out healthy choices and tips for picking the best product.

Individual and group tours are available. Please call 701.732.7620 to register for a tour.

Read about Holly’s Day with an Altru Dietitian.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call the Sanny & Jerry Ryan Center for Prevention & Genetics at 701.732.7620.