Dietitian & Nutrition Services

 

CFHC is focused on patient's dietary and nutritional needs. We have a dedicated, licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist that providers services such as:

  • Counseling/Education

  • Individualized Meal Plans

  • Cholesterol Management Weight Loss

  • Wellness

  • Diabetes

To learn more on diet and nutrition,

call (866) 234-8534 to make an appointment with our Registered Dietician and Nutritionist, Ron Lund.

Downloadable Recipes

Monthly Teaching Kitchen Newsletter

Central Florida Health Care welcomes you to join our monthly "Teaching Kitchen from a Distance" newsletter.

Learn to make healthy meals the whole family will love--because the more we know, the better we feel!

Our innovative Teaching Kitchen gives patients and families an opportunity to learn healthy habits and take a healthier approach to a balanced diet. In this newsletter your family will learn about:

  • Serving sizes, balanced meals, whole food, and cooking safety

  • Cooking skills and recipe preparation

  • Meal Planning and shopping for healthy foods on any budget

  • Reading and understanding nutrition labels

  • Healthy eating while dining out or traveling

  • Making healthy delicious at the same time

To receive this newsletter,

email marketing@cfhconline.org

and we will be glad to add you to our contact list.

Nutrition Resources and Facts

Food Allergy Facts and Tips

Top 8 food allergies:

  • Peanuts

  • Tree nuts

  • Milk

  • Wheat

  • Egg

  • Soy

  • Fish

  • Crustacean shellfish

Reference: https://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/newly-diagnosed.aspx 

  • Itchy, watery, or swollen eyes

  • Hives

  • Red spots

  • Swelling

  • A drop in blood pressure, causing lightheadedness or loss of consciousness (passing out)

Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms can include:

  • Wheezing

  • Trouble breathing

  • Coughing

  • Hoarseness

  • Throat tightness

  • Belly pain

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea

Reference: https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/food-allergies.html

Allergen Labels

FDA food allergen label laws require foods to state if they contain any of the top 8 food allergens (listed above). Caution: some food products, such as medical food or supplements, are not required by law to list whether their product contains these allergies. If you do not see allergies listed on the food product label, it is important to read the ingredients on the product label with may list any of these allergens

Reference: https://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/top-food-allergens.aspx

Is it a food allergy?

Using a food diary can be helpful when a certain food is a suspected trigger of anaphylaxis. In the food diary, record all foods or beverages consumed, including condiments, and any related symptoms which were experienced and at what time of the day these symptoms occurred. Your doctor will use this recorded information to help determine if there is a potential food allergy.

Reference: https://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/diagnose-food-allergy-food-diary.aspx

Is it a food allergy?

If your child has a food allergy, the allergist will help you create a treatment plan which usually means avoiding the allergen and all the foods that contain it, food label reading, medication to treat any symptoms (such as antihistamines or epinephrine auto-injectors), and calling 911 as warranted.

Reference: https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/food-allergies.html