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Nutrition Services

At Southern Regional Medical Center, our food and nutrition department provides both inpatient and outpatient services.

Outpatient Counseling

Southern Regional Medical Center provides outpatients, individual counseling.
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Outpatient Classes
In addition, outpatient classes are available, including courses on:

  • Weight loss
  • Diabetes self-management
  • Body fat analysis
  • Wellness

For further information or appointments, contact us at 770-991-8032.

List of Services

The following is a detailed list of our services.

  • Provide high quality, nourishing meals to patients according to their prescribed diet order.
  • Perform an initial nutritional screening process of new admissions to identify patients at nutrition risk.
  • Complete a timely nutritional assessment with a plan for appropriate nutritional therapy on all patients determined to be at nutritional risk. Frequency of reassessment occurs depending on the complexity and degree of nutritional risk.
  • Provide enteral or parenteral nutrition to patients who are not able to take nutrients by mouth based on the assessment of their nutritional status and needs.
  • Provide patients and/or family members with nutrition education regarding their prescribed diet and according to their assessed needs, abilities, primary language and readiness to learn, as appropriate.
  • Monitor the effectiveness and appropriateness of patient nutritional care and participate in interdisciplinary patient care rounds/continuum of care in order to integrate nutritional care with other disciplinary areas.
  • Offer specialized care and education for patients with diabetes through our diabetes center.
  • Provide nutrition education to the community.
  • Offer nutrition education opportunities for dietetic interns through our Dietetic Internship Program.