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Nutrition Services

If you’d like to eat better to live better, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health offers complete nutrition care services and education. A staff of specially trained nutrition professionals (registered dietitians) is available to provide medical nutrition therapy for you.

Nutritional counseling from registered dietitians

Our experienced registered dietitians translate nutrition and medicine into everyday practice. Skilled in education and motivation techniques, they teach you healthy behaviors to help you eat better. Our nutrition experts help you manage health problems by providing up-to-date, practical information and nutritional counseling tailored for your individual needs.

Medical nutrition therapy

You can receive one-on-one nutrition counseling for chronic conditions and a healthier life. We provide counseling for patients with:

Nutrition education for a healthy lifestyle

We also promote and support healthy lifestyles through specialized counseling on:

Body composition analysis

Understanding how your body uses food for fuel helps you make healthy food choices. With our personal body composition analysis, you can:

  • Learn how many calories you burn each day
  • Find out your current and optimal body fat percentage
  • Figure out how many calories you need to maintain or lose weight

Outpatient nutrition education centers

Our certified registered dietitians work with people at our outpatient nutrition education centers throughout the Puget Sound. You can make an appointment yourself or through your physician at the following locations:

St. Joseph Medical Center
Physicians Medical Center
1624 South I Street, Suite 205
Tacoma, WA 98405
Print our referral form to have your physician complete and fax to 253-426-6484.

Franciscan Diabetes and Nutrition Associates at St. Michael
St. Michael Medical Pavilion
1950 Northwest Myhre Road, Floor 2
Silverdale, WA 98383
Print our referral form to have your physician complete and fax to 360-744-6919.

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is pleased to offer services in downtown Seattle at the Virginia Mason Medical Center Main Clinic and at many of our neighborhood locations listed below:

Please see our new patient instructions to help you prepare for your visit to our outpatient nutrition education centers. Before making your appointment, consult your health insurance company about your plan’s coverage for outpatient nutrition education services.

If you have Medicare coverage only, please be aware that you may incur out-of-pocket costs for dietitian services.

Schedule an appointment

Get started on your journey to a healthier life through nutrition. Contact us to make an appointment with a dietitian at one of our convenient locations.