Nutrition Services

In today’s society, making healthy choices such as eating nutritious meals and getting enough exercise, can become a real challenge for some individuals. At Western Maryland Health System, a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) provides sound, practical, easy-to-follow advice for everyone’s unique health needs.

Reasons to Visit a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

To develop your recipe for success, a WMHS registered dietitian nutritionist will listen to you and base all recommendations on your personal health history, current lifestyle, favorite foods, and eating and exercise habits, as well as answer any questions you may have. The RDN will help you set goals and give you tools to help you achieve them.

  • You want to learn how to eat healthier to help you feel better and look better at any age
  • You want to lose weight or gain weight
  • You have high blood pressure, heart disease or abnormal cholesterol levels
  • You are thinking about having or have had gastric bypass surgery
  • You have digestive problems
  • You have kidney disease
  • You have an eating disorder or are afraid to eat or are addicted to food
  • You have food allergies, sensitivities or intolerances
  • You want to eat better for performance in sports
  • You or someone you care for has special needs that require expert nutrition advice, such as swallowing problems or tube feeding needs

If you have diabetes, please call the Center for Clinical Resources to schedule an appointment with an RDN at 240-964-8787.

Call 240-964-8416 if you have questions or would like to set up an appointment with our Nutrition Department.

Outpatient Nutrition Counseling Referrals

The experienced WMHS team of dietitians can provide you with counseling and support to promote better health.

Contact

Outpatient Community Dietitian: 240-964-8416

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Dietitian Favorites Cookbook

WMHS Dietician Favorites Cookbook
Want to get started right away? Try some delicious recipes from the Dietitian Favorites Cookbook. WMHS also offers healthy meal kits that can be picked up in the WMHS cafeteria.

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Support Groups and Education Events

Free Grocery Store Tours

Led by registered dietitians, these tours take you through local stores (Aldi in Cumberland, Walmart in LaVale, Martin’s in LaVale, and Weis in Cresaptown) to help learn how to read food labels and make healthy choices. Call to register

Contact

WMHS Food and Nutrition Department: 240-964-2303

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Free Heart Healthy Nutrition Classes

Nutrition class held monthly.

Contact

WMHS Food and Nutrition Department: 240-964-2303

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Free Bariatric Support Group

Meets the fourth Thursday of every month at 5:30 pm. For people who have had bariatric surgery, preparing to have surgery or interested in learning more about bariatric surgery.

Contact

Phone: 240-964-8617

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Free Diabetes Support Group

Meets the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in auditorium 6 at WMHS.

Contact

Phone: 240-964-8789

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Free Young Adult Diabetes Support Group

Meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m.

Contact

Phone: 240-964-8676

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Living Well With Diabetes Class

A Six-hour program filled with practical information and tools to make managing diabetes easier. The teaching team includes a certified diabetes educator, registered nurse, registered dietitians, pharmacists and an exercise physiologist.

Contact

Center for Clinical Resources
Phone: 240-964-8787

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Free Live Well Feel Well Class

A two-hour session on chronic kidney disease with information provided by a registered dietitian, nurse and social worker. This can be helpful when making decisions about treatment options.

Contact

Phone: 240-964-8617

Change to Win Nutrition and Weight Loss Program

Twelve-week non-diet nutrition and weight loss classes that meet once weekly on either Tuesdays at noon and 4:30 and Wednesdays at 4:30. Call to register.

Contact

Outpatient Community Dietitian: 240-964-8416

Medical Nutrition Therapy

Meet with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) one on one to help you meet your nutrition needs based on your medical condition and lifestyle.

Contact

Outpatient Community Dietician: 240-964-8416

Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity

Sessions with a dietitian to assist you if you are covered by Medicare and have a BMI greater than 30 to lose weight. Provided at WMHS Primary Care Centers in the WMHS Medical Arts building and LaVale Plaza.

Contact

Outpatient Nutrition Clinic
Phone: 240-964-8416

Free Health and Wellness Coaching

Meet with a Certified Health & Wellness coach to move beyond your barriers to identify your unique needs and goals.

Contact

Phone: 240-964-8424

Food for Thought Book Club

Read books promoting healthy eating and discuss with others interested in improving their health.

Contact

Outpatient Community Dietician: 240-964-8416

Location

WMHS Nutrition Services

Willowbrook Office Complex
12501 Willowbrook Road, 2nd Floor
Cumberland, MD 21502
Phone: 240-964-8416

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Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sat-Sun 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.