Programs and Services

The Center for Applied Nutrition offers several classes and services including several cooking classes oriented to specific dietary concerns, and outpatient nutritional counseling through UMass Memorial Health Care where we see patients one on one for a variety of diagnosis, including cardiovascular, diabetes, weight loss, food allergies and intolerances, and gastrointestinal concerns. We also offer nutritional analysis for those interested in learning about their diet and how to improve it.

Individual Nutrition Counseling

Nutritional Counseling for your nutritional needs, our diverse team of registered; licensed dietitians are trained in assisting you with simple and clear ways to change your diet to meet your health needs.  All patients are seen in the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC), 4th floor, cardio nutrition.  We see patients with non-cardiac diagnosis there also.

Please to contact scheduling at 508-334-3452, to schedule appointments. 

Check with your insurance prior to your appointment to find out if you are covered for medical nutrition therapy.  All billing is provided by UMMHC, not individual providers.

IBD/gluten and dairy-free classes

Especially oriented toward patients with inflammatory bowel disease, those with IBS, celiac, and other food allergies and intolerances are invited to join us for a full meal and fun program. If interested, please contact Barbara Olendzki at barbara.olendzki@umassmed.edu

IBD-AID Diet for IBD

We teach the Anti-Inflammatory Diet for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD-AID, see publication http://works.bepress.com/barbara_olendzki/46/

Conclusion: This case series indicates the potential for the IBD-AID to be used as an adjunctive or alternative therapy for the treatment of IBD. Notably, 9 out of 11 patients were able to be managed without anti-TNF therapy, and 100% of the patients had their symptoms reduced. To make clear recommendations for its use in clinical practice, randomized trials are needed alongside strategies to improve acceptability and compliance with the IBD-AID.

Nutritional Analysis

Using the leading U.S. nutrient database, we have the ability to enter 24HR, 48 HR, or 72HR dietary recalls. If you are interested in having your diet analyzed, please e-mail a detailed dietary journal of foods consumed. For more information, please contact barbara.olendzki@umassmed.edu