At Huntington Hospital, we offer clinical nutrition counseling services
for patients staying in the hospital, as well as any outpatients with
a physician referral.
Nutrition Counseling In the News
Nutrition Month Articles
Huntington Hospital Clinical Dietition Crystal Kwan explains how eating
right can positively affect how you think and feel.
Click here to learn more about the link between good nutrition and mental health.
Clinical Dietition Crystal Kwan shares her favorite tips for healthy eating
Check it out here.
Huntington Hospital Clinical Dietition Crystal Kwan tells us how to put
our "best forks forward" with information about probiotics and
Check it out here.
Show and Tell Show Magazine
Huntington Hospital Clinical Dietition Crystal Kwan takes you to Nutrition
Rehab, sharing tips for starting a plant-based diet in her article for
Show and Tell Show Magazine's Q1 2017 issue.
Check it out here on page 20.
Crystal Kwan weighs in on reducing your kids' sugar intake in "A
Spoonful of Sugar?" in L.A. Parent's January 2017 issue.
Check it out here on page 36.
The Quarterly Magazine
Clinical Dietitian Crystal Kwan provides tips for eating well during the
holidays, in "Healthy Holidays: The Gift of Eating Well" in
The Quarterly Magazine's Winter 2016 issue.
Click to view an excerpt of The Quarterly Magazine.
We believe good health starts with good nutrition, and we are committed
to helping all our community members make healthy lifestyle changes. Personalized
nutrition education and counseling services are available to any outpatients
authorized for nutrition education, even those who were not treated at
Schedule an appointment
Appointments are available Monday through Friday, 8 am to 3 pm.
Clients require a physician's prescription,
referral, or authorization for outpatient nutrition counseling. Physician referrals
should be faxed to the clinical outpatient nutrition office: (626) 397-2217.
For more information, please contact our clinical dietitian, Crystal Kwan,
MPH, RD, CDE at (626) 397-8450. To schedule an appointment or inquire
about insurance, call the Huntington Scheduling Office at (626) 397-5600, ext 6.
Inpatient Nutrition Services
Our inpatient nutrition group provides unit-based, personalized nutrition
assessment for all inpatients with any nutritional health risk.
Clinical dietitians develop and recommends a nutrition care plan that is
in alignment with the patient’s specific health needs. Areas of
focus may include, but are not limited, to malnutrition, diabetes, congestive
heart failure, bariatric surgery, stroke, kidney failure. The clinical
dietitian monitors adequacy of nutrition intake and tolerance to prescribed
diet, recommends nutrition support or supplementation when needed, works
with patients to assist in the understanding of nutrition goals and provides
educational materials for lifestyle changes as needed. Additionally, the
clinical dietitian will refer patients to outpatient nutrition counseling
for ongoing assistance and support in adhering to the prescribed diet.
The goal of the clinical dietitian is to improve patient outcomes from
admission to beyond discharge.