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Dietitians for Women Fayetteville AR

Local resource for dietitians for women in Fayetteville. Includes detailed information on local dietitians that provide nutritional expertise to help treat or address issues such as cardiovascular health, diabetes, prenatal nutrition, food allergies, digestive disorders, weight loss, and weight management, as well as advice and content on essential foods and supplements for conception, such as folate-rich foods and folic acid supplements.

Diane M Johnson
(479) 444-1400
118 E Sunbridge Dr
Fayetteville, AR
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Casey A Sams, CDE, RD
(479) 757-3666
Rogers, AR
 
Kellie A Turpin
(501) 450-9292
700 Salem Rd
Conway, AR
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Julia Brooks
(501) 562-4838
4202 S University Ave
Little Rock, AR
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Verna M Baker
(501) 364-3620
1 Childrens Way
Little Rock, AR
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Diane M Johnson, LD, MS, RD
(479) 444-1400
118 E Sunbridge
Fayetteville, AR
 
Kristin L Reynolds, RD
(479) 806-2631
315 Northridge Dr
Van Buren, AR
 
Andrea S Tappe
(501) 686-5795
4301 W Markham St,# 574
Little Rock, AR
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Jennifer L Van Norman, RD
(501) 227-0144
13404 Ridgehaven Rd
Little Rock, AR
 
Spinal Trauma Recovery
(479) 783-0369
3800 Rogers Ave,# 2
Fort Smith, AR
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Foods Women Must Eat

Did you know that eating certain foods can improve your chances of conceiving? While there's no magic formula for getting pregnant, eating a diet rich in nutrients can boost your fertility, and prepare your body for a healthy pregnancy.

Folic acid is one of the most important nutrients a woman needs before conception. Folic acid can prevent genetic defects such as spina bifida, which occurs when the neural tube doesn't fuse properly. Neural tube defects occur very early in pregnancy (within the first few weeks of development), so it's imperative that any woman of childbearing age takes at least 400 micrograms of folic acid daily. If you're hoping to conceive, you should be taking a prenatal vitamin that contains folic acid, as well as eating folate-rich foods like leafy greens, fortified pasta and cereals.

A well-balanced diet can ensure that your body is in prime shape for pregnancy. You need at least five servings of fruit and vegetables daily. Drinking a glass of orange juice with meals adds an extra serving of folic acid and helps with iron absorption.

You'll need to round out your diet with 2-3 servings of lean meat and fish each day, 6 servings of whole grains, and 2-3 servings of dairy products. Oily fish like sardines and salmon are especially rich in omega-3, so try to include at least two servings per week. However, avoid fish high in mercury such as swordfish or marlin, and don't eat raw shellfish.

Your body needs increased calcium for conception, and as the fetus begins to grow and develop. Try to stick to low-fat dairy products like skim milk and cheese. Avoid fatty or sugary snacks, and stay away from coffee or tea at meal times. Tea and coffee hinder your body's absorption of iron, which is needed for blood production.

While you do need a good prenatal vitamin 3 months before you plan on conceiving, don't assume that all of your nutritional needs are covered because you are taking a supplement. You will still need to balance your...

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