Nutrition

Good nutrition is one of the cornerstones of a healthy life. At Duke Health & Fitness Center our experienced dietitians provide you with both the knowledge and support to help you maximize the health benefits of your daily nutritional choices.

Some of our areas of expertise include:

  • weight management
  • diabetes (pre-diabetes, Type 1, Type 2 and gestational)
  • high blood pressure
  • high cholesterol
  • heart disease
  • cancer
  • chronic kidney disease
  • binge eating
  • food allergies and intolerances
  • digestive issues
  • vegetarianism/veganism
  • sports nutrition/athletic performance
  • pre-natal/post-natal

Individual nutrition consultations

Our registered dietitians/nutritionists (RDNs) offer individual consultations to develop detailed nutrition prescriptions, based on your individual needs and goals.
 
Many health insurance policies cover nutrition consultations. To learn more or schedule an appointment, please call 919-660-6818 or email kara.mitchell@duke.edu.

Resting Metabolic Rate testing

An ideal starting point for any individualized weight loss program is the accurate determination of one's resting metabolic rate (RMR). We offer the option of using a standardized calculation, but the most accurate method is direct measurement using a calorimeter. Clients may choose to couple RMR testing with a nutrition consult in order to understand and apply the metabolic measurement gathered in creating a detailed nutrition plan. 

Member RMR testing = $50
Non-member RMR testing = $60
 
We also offer a variety of weight loss program options that include work with a dietitian, exercise physiologist and psychologist. 
 
To schedule a nutrition consultation or RMR test, please call 919-660-6818 or email kara.mitchell@duke.edu.