Community Memorial Hospital strives to be a credible source of nutrition information for patients and the community. Whether you have a condition affected by nutrition or you just want to learn how to eat healthy, CMH offers counseling to help you reach your goals. All nutrition counseling is provided by a licensed, registered dietitian and will be tailored to meet your individual needs. Common areas for nutritional counseling include:
Many insurance plans cover medical nutrition therapy, including Medicare and Medicaid. A doctor’s referral is typically required for this service. We will work with your physician to get all necessary documentation.
MedGem® Metabolic Testing
Have you ever been curious about your metabolism? Do you want to know how many calories your body needs each day? CMH is now offering MedGem® metabolic testing. This 15-minute test measures your resting metabolism and allows us to determine how many calories you need to eat to lose weight and keep it off.
The simple test is performed through indirect calorimetry which measures oxygen consumption to determine resting metabolic rate (RMR). RMR is the number of calories the body needs to maintain basic body function and typically represents 60 to 75 percent of a person’s total metabolism.
CMH offers the MedGem® test for only $30 —substantially cheaper than most facilities. The test is generally not covered by insurance, but some plans do cover it when conducted as part of a one-on-one nutrition counseling session.
Call 419-542-5565 to schedule your MedGem® test today.
Research has shown that people who regularly record their food intake are more likely to lose weight. In fact, it is believed to be the number one predictor of successful weight loss. Food journaling may also be helpful for those trying to gain weight, count carbohydrates, or just eat better! The following food and exercise journals are available for complimentary downloading to help you on your weight loss journey.
Are you new to food journaling? Check out our Example Food Record. Print your own food journal below.
1200 Calorie Food Record 2200 Calorie Food Record
1400 Calorie Food Record 2400 Calorie Food Record
1600 Calorie Food Record 2600 Calorie Food Record
1800 Calorie Food Record 2800 Calorie Food Record
2000 Calorie Food Record 3000 Calorie Food Record
If you’re unsure of how many calories you should be eating, you may benefit from nutritional counseling. Our registered dietitian can help get you started and on your way to meeting your nutrition goals!