Frequently Asked Questions - Nutrition
We do have some events & activities going on near & around Marquette. The Traditional Foods program often runs programs at the Munising and Manistique health center or community center. In fact, there is a trout preserving workshop in Manistique on 11/2 and a cranberry preserving workshop in Munising on 11/14. Click on the Calendar tab above to see upcoming events & locations. Occaisionally, there are conferences or events in the Marquette area, and if we are aware of them, we'll be sure to announce them on the calendar. Thank you for your interest!
1. You have diabetes, cardiovascular disease or hypertension.
2. You are thinking of having or have had gastric bypass surgery.
3. You have digestive problems.
4. You are pregnant or trying to get pregnant.
5. You need guidance and confidence for breastfeeding your baby.
6. Your child or teen has issues with food and eating healthfully.
7. You need to lose or gain weight.
8. You are caring for an aging parent.
9. You want to eat smarter.
10. You want to improve your performance in sports.
If you are a member of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians, please call the following health centers:
• Sault Tribal Health & Human Services and Mackinac Straits Health System
906-643-8689 or 1-877-256-0135
• Manistique Tribal Health Center
906-341-8469 or 1-800-401-0043
• Grand Island Chippewa Community Center in Munising
906-387-4614 or 1-800-236-4705
• Sault Ste Marie Tribal Health & Human Services Center
906-632-5210 or 1-877-256-0009
During your first visit, an RD may do an assessment, asking you questions that may include medical and family history, labs, lifestyle, diet, medication or supplement use, and personal dietary goals. The assessment visit usually takes about 1 hour to complete. The RD works with each client on ways to reach personal dietary goals based on the assessment. The RD will then schedule follow-up visits to monitor progress toward achieving the goals.
A registered dietitian (RD) is a healthcare professional who is certified by the national Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). RDs have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, have completed a dietetic internship with supervised practice, and have passed a national exam. RDs are required to complete continuing education hours required by the CDR.