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Nutritional Services



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Ellis Medicine's nutrition experts can help translate the science of food into practical solutions for every day healthy living and smart food choices.  Our registered dietitians help people of all ages, from children to seniors, make positive changes in eating habits and lifestyle choices.

About Our Medical Nutrition Programs

All of our programs are taught by nutrition experts who are Registered Dietitians and Certified Dietitian Nutritionists. 

Ellis Medicine provides Medical Nutrition Therapy to improve your overall health and quality of life. Our Registered Dietitians will customize an eating plan based on your personal needs, food preferences and lifestyle. Our Nutrition team will collaborate with your referring physician to keep them up-to-date on your progress. 

Schedule an Appointment Today

To schedule a nutrition counseling appointment with a Registered Dietitian, please call 518.243.3333. Most insurance companies cover nutrition counseling.  We can help you find out whether your insurance provider does.

Our programs can help you sort through misinformation, learn how to read food labels, cook on a budget, make better food choices, manage your weight and teach you how to manage your diet based on your medical condition.

You will need to have your doctor complete the nutrition counseling referral form and fax it to 518.382.2370.

For more information about Nutrition Services at Ellis Medicine, please call 518.243.4345.

Heart Smart Nutrition


Eating healthy isn't just good for your waistline - it's good for your heart as well. Ellis Medicine offers monthly "Heart Smart" Nutrition Education classes. A registered dietician teaches class participants the principles of a heart healthy diet, including sources of fat and cholesterol, "good" and "bad" fats and how to read food labels.

The class is free of charge and highly recommended for post cardiac surgery patients.

Please call 518.243.4345 for more information..


Available Dates and Times


5/14/2014 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Ellis Hospital, 1101 Nott Street, Schenectady, NY 12308
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free for Ellis' post cardiac surgery patients.

5/21/2014 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Ellis Hospital, 1101 Nott Street, Schenectady, NY 12308
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: No Cost

6/18/2014 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Ellis Hospital, 1101 Nott Street, Schenectady, NY 12308
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: No Cost

7/16/2014 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Ellis Hospital, 1101 Nott Street, Schenectady, NY 12308
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: No Cost

8/20/2014 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Ellis Hospital, 1101 Nott Street, Schenectady, NY 12308
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: No Cost

9/17/2014 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Ellis Hospital, 1101 Nott Street, Schenectady, NY 12308
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: No Cost

10/15/2014 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Ellis Hospital, 1101 Nott Street, Schenectady, NY 12308
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: No Cost

11/19/2014 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Ellis Hospital, 1101 Nott Street, Schenectady, NY 12308
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: No Cost

12/17/2014 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Ellis Hospital, 1101 Nott Street, Schenectady, NY 12308
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: No Cost

Personalized Medical Nutrition Therapy

We offer personalized medical nutrition counseling tailored to meet your personal health needs. These individual sessions are taught by a Registered Dietitian. Health topics that our nutrition experts can help you with, include:

Nutrition for:

  • Athletes (sports nutrition)
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Celiac Disease
  • Children
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive Disease
  • Eating Disorders
  • Food Allergies or Intolerances
  • Heart Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Kidney Disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight and Underweight
  • Pregnancy and Lactation
  • Vegetarians

Plus, we provide specialized nutrition support such as enteral nutrition (tube feeding), and how to transition from parenteral (intravenous) to oral intake.

Community Education Programs

Eating healthy is such an important component of overall good health and quality of life. Let our nutrition experts visit your organization to educate you about making smart food choices.

Our Registered Dietitians are available to provide nutrition education programs to businesses, community groups and schools. A few sample programs include:

  • Nutrition Hot Topics
  • Grocery Shopping Tours
  • Elementary Nutrition Classes
  • High School Sports Nutrition

We can customize a program for your group. 

These educational programs are provided free as a service of Ellis Medicine.

For more information, please call 518.243.4345.