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Nutrition Services

Nutrition Team 2022

Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)

Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) is a therapeutic approach to treating medical conditions and their associated symptoms using a specifically tailored diet devised and monitored by a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). A physician’s referral/order is required prior to scheduling a first appointment with an RDN.

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Nutrition & Education Wellness (NEW)

A registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) will partner with you to develop a safe and effective nutrition program to support your goals. To guide and motivate you, the RDN will use creative and out of the box strategies to help with meal planning, grocery shopping, food journaling and mindful eating.

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Core4 Adult Weight Management Program

Whether it's changing your eating habits, understanding your metabolism or tracking your progress, CORE4™ is the multifaceted program that will enable you to control your weight forever.

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Diabetes Classes & Support Groups

A large part of successfully managing your diabetes and preventing complications is skilled self-care. Learning how to self-manage your diabetes is an important part of your diabetes care.

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Healthy Ever After for Kids

Join us for a virtual nutrition and fitness program for kids aged 8 to 12. This fun, interactive program encourages kids and their families to make healthy life choices. Led and developed by a registered dietitian, this program consists of six, one-hour sessions via Zoom, including physical activity and a nutrition lesson.

Parents are encouraged to join in the fun, but not required. The goal is for your child to learn the benefits of movement, healthy eating habits, and how to make these healthy habits stick. At the end of each session, there will be 10 minutes to answer parents' questions.

Sponsored by Torrance Memorial's Lundquist Lurie Cardiovascular Institute, and Torrance-South Bay YMCA.

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Telehealth Now Available

Telehealth appointments now available in the Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT), Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) and Nutrition Education and Wellness (NEW) programs. Patients can now meet virtually with Registered Nurses and Registered Dietitian Nutritionists trained in behavior management to receive ongoing education and assistance implementing long-lasting results to improve their health and medical conditions.

Due to COVID-19, many insurance companies are covering 100% of the cost however we are verifying benefits for patients and encourage everyone to verify their own coverage as well. Reduced cash rates available for those without coverage.

Flavors of the World Cooking Demo with Chef Sam

Every March, we celebrate National Nutrition Month and we like to take the opportunity to encourage our community to take small steps towards a healthier lifestyle. The theme for this year’s National Nutrition Month was “Celebrate a World of Flavors” and we explored cuisines from around the world including the many nutritious and wonderful flavors they contain.

Torrance Memorial’s Executive Chef Sam Sellona teamed up with Registered Dietitian, Kristen Hung, to teach a free live virtual cooking class where employees and community members logged in and learned to cook a flavorful and healthy Indian dish from the comfort of their own kitchens. Watch the video and learn how to prepare this Asian Indian dish, Cauliflower and Chickpea Masala, a fiber-rich dish that features plant-based protein and a variety of wonderful Indian spices. See recipe below. Try making it at home alongside Chef Sam and Kristen for a wonderful introduction into the health benefits of masala spice mix and tips for cooking at home!

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Contact the Nutrition Team

Our dedicated team is available Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 5pm.


Related Events

  • Aug
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    This virtual series will provide general information and recommendations on cancer and nutrition.
  • Sep
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Whether it's changing your eating habits or understanding your metabolism, Core4 is the multifaceted program that will enable you to control your weight forever.
  • Sep
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Meet with a registered nutritionist and learn new topics every month to provide inspiration, encouragement, and helpful tips to keep you on track.