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What is the contact information for Nutrition Services ?
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 Public Health Nutritionists:Mellonie Furbert RD and Cymone Hollis RDEmail: mlbfurbert@gov.bm; cahollis@gov.bm Tel: (441) 278-6467 (441) 278-6469Fax: (441) 292-7627  Read More
What services does Nutrition Services offer?
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Referred individuals with nutritional risks receive nutritional assessment and counseling called Medical Nutrition Therapy; Nutrition foodservice consultation to all schools, rest homes and correctional facilities in support of nutritional standards,... Read More
Do Nutrition Services allow online payment?
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This has not been an option in the past. Read More
How many daily servings of fruits and vegetables are associated with reduced risks for heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers? 
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5 servings. Read More
Where is Nutrition Services located (physical address)?
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Nutrition Services are located (across the street from Peoples Pharmacy )67 Victoria Street Clinic, Hamilton,Bermuda Read More
Is there a cost for Nutrition Services?
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Nutrition Services are free to high risk groups (antenatal women, infants, children, teens, and seniors-clinic & homebound)Persons who are able are charged: $30.00 per assessment visit and $12.00 per follow-up visit. Read More
I am lactose intolerant. How can I satisfy my recommended daily intake of calcium since I cannot get it from dairy products?
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If you avoid milk because of lactose intolerance, the most reliable way to get the health benefits of dairy products is to choose lactose-free alternatives within the Dairy Group, such as cheese, yogurt, lactose-free milk, or calcium-fortified soymil... Read More
Should my baby stop drinking milk and if so, at what age?
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During the first two years of life, a positive calcium balance is required for healthy bone and tooth development. It is the same during adolescence and puberty. The amount of calcium required for toddlers 1-3 years old is 500 mg/day; 4-6 years old 6... Read More
What method of payment do Nutrition Services accept?
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Nutrition Services payments are accepted by cash or cheque. Read More
What are Nutrition Services hours of operation?
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Nutrition Services hours of operation are Monday to Friday-8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. (Closed 12:30 p.m.-1:45p.m.) Read More
Is Nutrition Services premises wheelchair accessible?
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Yes, the premises are wheelchair assessible. Read More
I love to eat macaroni and cheese as a starch. Would I still have to drink the glass of milk?
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This is a good question. Macaroni and cheese is considered a combination food. It includes a starch and a dairy source. The serving size for milk is a glass while the serving size for cheese is smaller-about an ounce and a half (1 ½ oz.). Therefore a... Read More
Is obesity classified as a new disease?
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What can I do to drink more water?
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To achieve 4- 8 cups of water a day, drink 1-2 cups upon waking with or without lemon; and then drink 1-2 cups before lunch and supper. Lastly, drink 1-2 cups prior to bedtime. Flavoring your water with lemon, lime, apple, mint may assist. Read More
I am not physically able go to the Clinic to visit a nutritionist. What services can they provide to me?
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The Public Health Nutritionists provide medical nutrition therapy counseling to referred home bound persons. Read More
What kinds of foods can I eat to stave off chronic disease?
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Whole grains, fruits and vegetables provide fibers that are healthy and can help to prevent certain chronic diseases. Read More
How do I get menu planning assistance from the Public Health Nutritionist for my school/rest home/ correctional facility?
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A referral is required for schools, rest homes and correctional facilities to receive assistance with menu planning from the Public Health Nutritionist. Contact the Public Health Nutritionist directly via telephone, facsimile, or email to request men... Read More
Other than meat, what are some other sources of protein that I can incorporate into my diet?
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Beans and nuts are meat alternatives for vegetarians. Read More
What resources can I use to help me eat right to lose weight?
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Following the Bermuda Dietary Guidelines and the EatWell Plate can assist in losing weight. They can be found in the food and nutrition section at: www.health.gov.bm Read More
Why is milk important as a source of calcium?
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Milk and milk products provide many vital nutrients that your preschooler needs for growth. Milk is a good choice to offer as a beverage at meals and snacks. While some children don't drink enough milk, others sometimes prefer to fill up on milk... Read More
Is there a fee to see the Public Health Nutritionist?
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There is a fee for insured, working adults receiving medical nutrition therapy, otherwise, services are free. Read More
I want to know make sure that my child has access to healthy meals at their school’s cafeteria. Are there any guidelines?
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The Public Health Nutritionists use the Bermuda Dietary Guidelines as a standard for menu planning in schools, rest homes and correctional facilities. Read More