SEARHC offers nutrition counseling in Haines, Skagway

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium’s Community Dietitian Kari Natwick will travel to Haines, Klukwan and Skagway to offer medical nutrition therapy and other services through March 3.

Today, Natwick will offer medical nutrition therapy services from 1-5 p.m. at the SEARHC Haines Health Center. On Wednesday, she will travel to Klukwan to provide medical nutrition therapy from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the SEARHC Klukwan Health Center. On Thursday, Natwick will provide medical nutrition therapy services all day at the Haines Health Center.

On Friday, Natwick will provide medical nutrition therapy services from 8-10 a.m. at the Haines Health Center, then she will travel to Skagway and will provide services from 2-5 p.m. at the Dahl Memorial Clinic. On Saturday, she will provide medical nutrition services from 9 a.m. to noon at the Dahl Memorial Clinic, and at 1 p.m. she will provide a “Cooking with your Slow Cooker” class at the Skagway Traditional Council.

Medical nutrition therapy is nutrition counseling provided by a registered dietitian for people with health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, kidney disease, pregnancy, etc. It also is for people who want a safer way to lose weight than fad diets, or want to learn more about childhood nutrition, general nutrition, mindful eating or more.

For more information about the medical nutrition services, contact Kari Natwick in Juneau at 364-4460. To schedule a medical nutrition therapy session in Haines, contact Lisa Schwartz at 766-6328. To schedule a session in Klukwan, contact the Klukwan Health Center at 767-5699. To schedule a medical nutrition therapy session in Skagway or learn more about the slow cooker presentation, contact Marla Belisle at 983-4068.

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