Dietitians are experts in food and nutrition.  They advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal.

Dietitians do the following:

  • Assess clients’ health needs and diet
  • Counsel clients on nutrition issues and healthy eating habits
  • Develop meal plans, taking both cost and clients’ preferences/goals into account
    • Example: a client with high blood pressure will learn how to use less salt in cooking, purchasing food, and dining out
    • Example: a meal plan designed with limited fat and sugar to help a client lose weight
  • Evaluate the effect of meal plans, and change the plans as needed
  • Keep up with the latest nutritional science research

Initial Visits

Any initial visit (in-person, phone, or e-mail) will count as a 1 hour wellness session.

Follow-ups (can include detailed meal plan)

  • Detailed meal plan by itself – 1 hour wellness session
  • In-person: 30 min visit (usually 4-6 weeks after initial visit) + weekly e-mails from the dietitian to check in – 1 hour wellness session
  • Phone/E-mail: each phone call or e-mail will count as a 15 min follow-up, so if 4 e-mails/calls are exchanged, a 1 hour wellness session will be accumulated

Meet the Dietitian

Renee Cooper, RDN, LD

A picture of Registered Dietician Renee Cooper

Education: Dietetic Internship, Cleveland Clinic; BS-College of Education, Health, and Society in Nutrition, Miami University
 
Specialty Areas: Disease prevention and general wellness, corporate health, adult weight management, cardiovascular health, lipid management, bariatric support, celiac disease, diabetes prevention and management
 
Professional affiliations: Academy of Nutrition Dietetics; Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Greater Cleveland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; SCAN-Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition, a Dietetic Practice group
 
My goal for patients/clients is total wellness and helping them move towards disease prevention, and living a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle. This in turn allows them to lead the lives they picture for themselves without any restrictions or limitations physically, mentally, or emotionally.
 
I am also a CrossFit Level 1 trainer and coach at CTOWN CrossFit. I am passionate about both nutrition and exercise and hope to help clients realize that each of these are two big pieces in the puzzle to total wellness. The journey to leading a healthy lifestyle is ongoing and can be fun, eye opening and incredibly empowering…remember, it’s not about the destination, enjoy the ride.
 

Registration and Scheduling 

Call Records at (440) 366-4067 to register for any of the following packages:

NHLH 107 – DE01: 1 session, $35

NHLH 107 – DE02: 4 sessions, $145

NHLH 107 – DE03: 5 sessions, $175

NHLH 107 – DE04: 10 sessions, $315 (buy 9 and get one free)

NHLH 107 – DE05: 20 sessions, $525 (buy 15 and get five free)

After registration, contact Kathryn Orantek at korantek@lorainccc.edu to schedule sessions.  

Registered Dietitian sessions expire at the end of the semester in which they were purchased. There will be no refunds.