March is National Nutrition Month® and the perfect time to focus on your nutrition and the vital role it plays in your health. National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
This year's message is Personalize Your Plate. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition and health.
Key points include:
*Eat a variety of nutritious foods every day.
*Plan your meals.
*Make healthy food choices when shopping to create meals that you enjoy and share with family and friends.
*Consult with a registered dietitian to receive personalized nutrition advice.
Meet our Registered Dietitian ~ Jennifer J. Shanahan, RD, CDN
Jennifer J. Shanahan is a registered dietitian, certified dietitian-nutritionist who brings 20 years of experience to the Nutrition Program and North Suffolk Cardiology patients. She uses medical nutrition therapy (MNT) to develop individualized, patient-specific meal plans. Patients are provided with nutrition advice developed from evidence-based research translated into practical and workable nutrition plans.
She supports patients with a personalized meal plan to help manage heart disease patients and those with risk factors of heart disease such as high cholesterol, hypertension, obesity and diabetes. She helps patients make positive lifelong eating and behavior changes. Jennifer J. Shanahan RD, CDN received her Bachelor's Degree in Management from Stony Brook University and completed her dietetic internship with Masters of Nutritional Science at LIU Post.
Please schedule an appointment with our registered dietitian to create a personalized nutrition plan and to use National Nutrition Month as an incentive for nutrition to improve your health.
Please call the office at (631) 941-2000 ext. 479 to schedule an appointment. In-office appointments at 45 Research Way, East Setauket, as well as Telehealth appointments available.