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Nutrition Clinic


The Vanderbilt Nutrition Clinic is a nutrition counseling center staffed with registered dietitians who specialize in both pediatric and adult nutrition counseling. Our clinic is designed to help you understand and follow a nutrition plan that meets your needs. Our registered dietitians provide reliable nutrition information and counseling to help you make diet adjustments more easily. They do this by counseling you and your family members about healthy eating, how to follow special diet needs, what foods may interact with certain medications, advice about vitamins and herbal supplements and tips on how to follow the best eating plan for you.

The Vanderbilt Nutrition Clinic is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Scheduling may depend on which dietitian you  need to see. When the clinic is closed or when we are taking other calls, please leave a voice message. We will return your call by the end of the next business day. If you are experiencing an emergency, contact your physician.

Call (615) 936-3952 to make, cancel, reschedule, or confirm your appointment.

Clinic location

1211 21st Avenue South, 607 Medical Arts Building
Nashville, TN 37232-1320

Before your appointment

Please have your physician fax us a Signed Referral.

Our fax number is: (615) 936-3956.

Bring with you to your appointment:

  • Insurance card
  • Co-payment or payment in full if your insurance doesn't cover the visit
  • 3-Day Food Record

All visits

It usually requires three visits to get the best results from your nutrition therapy. To reach your or your child's nutrition goals, more than one visit may be needed for education reinforcement and goal monitoring.

Wear loose fitting clothing and slip on shoes so measurements can be taken easily. At each visit there will be a weigh-in, plus other measurements that may be needed. The information given at your visit will depend on your needs, lab work, and diagnoses. This may include but is not limited to: 

  • Diet Analysis 
  • Meal Plans 
  • Enteral feeding management
  • Counseling on food and medicine interactions
  • Special diet instructions
  • Weight gain/Weight loss
  • Tips for eating out
  • Goal Setting

Before you leave ask your dietitian for a business card that tells you how to contact them.

After your visit

A follow-up visit will usually be scheduled. Until your next appointment feel free to ask additional questions by calling the dietitian you saw. Use the business card given to you, or see the Meet Our Team section to find your dietitian and their contact information.

Last Edited: July 1, 2016
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