At Huntington Hospital, we offer clinical nutrition counseling services for patients staying in the hospital, as well as any outpatients with a physician referral.
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.
Schedule an appointment
Appointments are available Monday through Thursday,
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.
Nutrition Counseling In the News
Clinical Dietitian Crystal Kwan shares tips for healthy eating during the holidays. Check it out here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.