Lakeland, FL – Watson Clinic registered dietitians Rita D. Harrison, MSW, MS, RD, LD, CDE and Nancy Ulm, RD, LD, CDE recently completed the Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management, an intensive training program offered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This certificate is given to individuals who possess a comprehensive knowledge of their field, and demonstrate an ability to provide long-term guidance to patients with weight management challenges.
“As many as two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese,” says Harrison. “This alarming statistic also points to an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and other chronic and life-threatening illnesses. These patients can benefit from the guidance of a registered dietitian.”
Watson Clinic’s Dietary Counseling and Medical Nutrition Therapy department works closely with patients of all ages to provide reliable guidance on nutrition, fitness, weight management and other methods for achieving a healthier lifestyle.
“Our department provides Medical Nutrition Therapy which requires careful consideration of each patient’s individual dietary needs,” says Ulm. “Registered dietitians offer evidence-based practices, which makes them the most reliable source for nutrition guidance.”
Watson Clinic’s team of registered dietitians counsel patients from Watson Clinic Main at 1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd. in Lakeland. Appointments are arranged through a Watson Clinic physician referral. For more information, call 863-680-7490.
About Watson Clinic LLP: As one of the largest multispecialty medical clinics in the southeast, Watson Clinic provides comprehensive healthcare services to residents of Lakeland and surrounding communities. First established in 1941, Watson Clinic has grown to include over 220 board-certified physicians representing more than 40 medical and surgical specialties. The Clinic is proud to deliver quality healthcare to every generation from our Main Clinic location at 1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard in Lakeland, as well as at multiple convenient locations throughout Polk, Pasco and Hillsborough counties. More information is available at: www.WatsonClinic.com.
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