we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment
and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have
found the safest way to health. --
c. 460 377 B.C.
provides education and counseling on healthy nutrition. Special
attention is given to inquiries on nutrition for infants and
aid in improving the nutritional status of the public by promoting
healthful eating and nutritional guidance.
offer timely, objective food and nutrition information to
health center patients and to the general public.
empower patients and their families to assume responsibility
for their own care and to manage early symptoms of over or
under nutrition through early detection and intervention.
develop, implement and evaluate plans and activities that
promote healthful eating habits and physical activity.
educate parents on strategies that will improve the eating
habits of their children, thereby enhancing the potential
of children reaching optimal growth and development.
educate and empower pregnant women to improve their nutritional
status, thereby increasing the likelihood of positive pregnancy
identify potential nutrition related health problems, plan
and assess interventions to resolve these conditions.
aid in improving the nutritional status of low-income adults
and elderly citizens through education, direct intervention
staff members are highly trained and experienced food and nutrition
experts who have met minimum academic and professional requirements
for practice in a community health setting.
Senior Nutritionist is on staff at each of the seven Health
Centers operated by the City of Houston.
Do We Counsel?
- Maternity, Well Child and
Family Planning patients in each Health Center
- Individuals from the general public who are seeking counseling
on healthy eating
- Individuals seeking assistance
with meeting food needs and food security
- Older citizens in congregate
- School aged children in
the classroom, community centers, health fairs or other
- Health care providers for
consultation on nutrition problems impacting the health
- Other nutrition experts
from the private / public sector to form partnerships in
a cooperative efforts to improve the overall nutritional
status of the public
How Do You Contact Us?
to the blue pages of the telephone directory.
Look under City of Houston, Clinics/Health Centers.
Call any health center and ask to speak to the Nutritionist
or call the administrative office at (713) 794-9344.
web sites for valid nutrition and health information
Remember that not all web
sites offer accurate, objective, timely information. Before
trusting the site, ask these questions:
is sponsoring the site?
is the background, training, education and credentials of
the person offering information or advice?
long has the site been active?
was the site last updated?
the site trying to sell products?
Does it sound too good to be true?
discuss the information you acquire with your medical provider. Reputable websites are not designed or intended to offer medical
advice, diagnose or treat medical conditions.
HDHHS services related to Nutrition Services:
additional site of interest is listed below. The Houston
Department of Health and Human Services does not recommend or
endorse any of the food establishments and/or products on these
web sites -- this is an informational resource link only that
may be of assistance to those with diabetes.
to Medical Services