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 

Wellness Session Registration

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.