Nutrition Counseling

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 Articles

Nutrition Plate

Huntington Hospital Clinical Dietitian 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 Dietitian Crystal Kwan shares her favorite tips for healthy eating on-the-go. Check it out here.

Clinical Dietitian Crystal Kwan tells us how to put our "best forks forward" with information about probiotics and prebiotics. Check it out here.

Clinical Dietitian Crystal Kwan shares back to school nutrition tips for your kids. Check it out here.

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Show and Tell Show Magazine

Huntington Hospital Clinical Dietitian 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.

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L.A. Parent

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.

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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 our hospital.

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.

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