Good nutrition is vitally important to health, quality of life, and effective disease management. For this reason, Greater Philadelphia Health Action, Inc. (GPHA) offers nutrition services as an essential part of our comprehensive approach to healthcare delivery.
Our licensed registered dietitians are integral members of the healthcare team who work closely with healthcare providers, nurses and medical case managers to assess patients’ nutritional needs and to develop strategies to improve the nutritional aspect of each patient’s healthcare plan. Dietitians provide nutritional support to pregnant women in order to maximize the health of both mother and baby. In addition, dietitians work with parents and children to prevent deficiencies and to maintain healthy weight. Patients of all ages with chronic diseases benefit from personalized nutrition plans designed to support disease management. Dietitians also locate food sources for patients and obtain nutritional supplements for patients in need of enhanced caloric intake.