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San Francisco Nutrition Services

Chinese Project

The San Francisco General Hospital’s Outpatient Nutrition Program provides Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) to patients at San Francisco General Hospital Clinics:

  • Children’s Health Center

  • Family Health Center

  • General Medical Clinic

  • Positive Health Program

  • Women's Health Center

Limited nutrition services are also available at some CHN clinics.


Referrals, including consultation forms from providers, are required.  Reason for referrals, stated on consultation form and faxed to clinic, or written in the LCR, are required from providers.  Patients may not be seen without this information.  Check with patients' home clinic to see if nutrition services are available there.  If not, refer to General Medical Clinic. Multilingual/multicultural services provided by nutritionists or with aid of interpreter.

 

Services Offered:

  • Medical Nutrition Therapy by Registered Dietitians

  • Individual nutrition assessment and education for chronic disease treatment and prevention

  • HIV and Oncology nutrition services

  • Perinatal nutrition: Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) for pregnant women: normal and high risk; lactation counseling; breastfeeding support groups and classes

  • Sweet Success program – part of California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program for women with gestational diabetes 

  • Women’s health: Providing medical nutrition therapy for diabetes prevention; weight and other chronic diseases management.

  • Pediatric nutrition: work with interdisciplinary team to support at-risk families; nutrition counseling for overweight and obese children and well-baby care. Pediatric Nutrition covers multiple nutrition conditions (e.g., Failure to Thrive, Anemia, etc.). All consults must have an e-referral.

  • Diabetes self management classes/support groups

  • Referrals to community resources

  • Participate in local health fairs promoting sound nutrition to the community

  • Develop, translate, and edit nutrition handouts for patients

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