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Common sense tells us that a healthy diet, regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight give us a great start toward preventing the onset or progression of disease. However, nutrition information can be confusing. We can help you understand how food choices affect your well-being.

Whether you need follow-up treatment after discharge from the hospital or have a health condition that's affected by your diet, our registered dietitians at Goshen Hospital can design a specialized nutrition plan that's right for you.

What does good nutrition look like?

Your body's vital functions all rely on healthy nutrition. A normally beating heart, adequate blood flow and a healthy weight all depend on nutrients. Along with exercise and fitness, proper nutrition also decreases the risk of serious diseases, such as obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

Goshen Health provides the services and resources you need to maintain good health and nutrition.

Getting started with the right nutrition choices

A balanced diet rich in a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins is the foundation of proper nutrition. Foods full of fats, oils and sugar have little to no room in a healthy, balanced diet.

It's not always easy making healthy choices, but these tips may help you get started:

  • Make a shopping list that includes a variety of fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, lean meats and whole grains.
  • Learn proper portion sizes.
  • Avoid frying foods whenever possible.
  • Add flavor with herbs and spices instead of salt.
  • Eat snacks made of fruits, vegetables, nuts or seeds.

Nutrition for kids is just as important. They should also follow these basic dietary guidelines.

Services for health and nutrition at Goshen Health

Registered dietitians with Goshen Health have the right training and education to get you started with better nutrition.

Our program and services include:

  • Nutrition therapy
    • Nutrition matters when you are trying to lose weight. We offer individual diet counseling with a registered dietitian. You need a physician's referral to take advantage of this service.
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Diabetes education and training program, an American Diabetes Association-accredited course that teaches the basics of eating for Type 2 diabetes
  • Health screenings, which help you understand if you need to make dietary changes
  • Tips with healthy snacks and quick and healthy meals
  • Individual diet counseling: 
    • You are what you eat. Keeping up with a special diet can be challenging and tedious. Join us and learn something new in our quarterly cooking classes. Led by a dietitian, our class offers new cooking techniques, recipes and delicious samples for those who attend.

Ready to improve your nutrition but not sure where to start? Call (574) 364-2679 to speak with our Nutrition Therapy Services. We can help you find the program you need.


Good nutrition habits and healthy meal planning play important roles in taking control of your health. Whether you have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, food allergies or other health conditions, a specialized nutrition plan can set you on the right path toward a healthy lifestyle.

Eating healthy can present significant challenges, particularly with certain health conditions. Find nutritional information that can help you control your specific condition and start living a healthy life.

Our Team

Eating well is essential to your health, especially if you have diabetes, high blood pressure or cholesterol, cancer or food allergies. That is why our registered dietitian nutritionists work with you to create a nutrition plan just for you.

Our dietitians can help you:

  • Adjust the type or amount of food you eat, based on your disease or condition
  • Improve your diet to include healthy servings of vegetables, fruits and whole grains each day
  • Plan your diet if you want to lose or gain weight
  • Answer questions about a diet ordered by your doctor

In addition, we offer individual and group nutrition therapy for children and adults. In every case, we work closely with your primary care provider. In most cases, for your insurance to pay for our services, your provider must refer you to our services.

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Nutrition FAQs

If you have questions about the right nutrition for your family, ask your primary care physician to refer you to Goshen Hospital Nutrition Therapy.

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