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Nutrition

Support and Education for Long-Term Healthy Habits

At Lahey Hospital & Medical Center our Clinical Nutrition Services team works with you and your doctor to improve your care and treatment for both acute (sudden) and chronic (long-term) illnesses. Our team consists of registered dieticians, gastroenterologists, nurses and pharmacists. Whether you need support during your hospital stay or on a regular basis, we can design a nutritional plan to meet your specific needs and help you stay healthy.

Inpatient Services

We provide complete nutritional support throughout your hospital stay, including:

  • Assessment and strategies for improving your nutrition status
  • Education on nutrition therapy specific to your condition
  • Enteral (feeding tube that leads directly to your stomach) and parenteral nutrition (feeding tube that delivers nutrition directly to your bloodstream)
Outpatient Services

Whether you have a chronic condition such as diabetes, or need support with daily nutrition, we are available to help.

Our services include:

Nutrition Support Services

Our team works closely with other specialists to provide support for gastroenterological conditions, diabetes care and cardiovascular rehabilitation. We provide you with safe and effective enteral or parenteral nutrition, including home management through visiting nurses and local suppliers.

Diabetes Self-Management Education Program

As part of our nutrition support services, we offer a diabetes education program that is recognized for excellence by the American Diabetes Association. Our program gives you support and education to help you successfully manage your diabetes. Individual and group education is offered at Lahey in Burlington on Mondays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and Tuesdays from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Topics Include:

  • Basics of diabetes
  • Blood sugar management
  • Complications of diabetes
  • Continuous glucose monitoring training
  • Diabetes medication
  • Healthy eating
  • Insulin pump training
  • Preventing, detecting and treating high and low blood sugar
  • Stress management
Make an Appointment

Whether you need one-on-one support, nutrition education or wish to join a nutrition support group, the team of nutrition experts at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center can help.

In some cases, your insurance may require a referral from your primary care physician. Check with your insurance to be sure.

If no referral is needed, please call 781-744-8000.