Clinical Nutrition Services | Food and Nutrition Services | UC Davis Health

Clinical Nutrition Services

Expert Knowledge in Nutrition Support

Our team is highly skilled in clinical nutrition care

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UC Davis Health's team of over 50 registered dietitians provides clinical nutrition services for patients in both the hospital and ambulatory care settings. This team works to provide high-quality, patient-centered care in clinical specialties, outpatient counseling, and clinical and patient services management within UC Davis Health and the Sacramento Valley region.

Our team is highly skilled in clinical nutrition care and includes specialists with expert knowledge in nutrition support (tube feeding and IV nutrition), pediatrics, diabetes, oncology and weight management.

Community outreach

UC Davis Health's registered dietitian team also services the Sacramento Valley community through nutrition education and outreach, including:

  • Guest speakers for community groups
  • Health fairs and community events
  • School career days

Our hospital registered dietitian team provides the highest quality of nutritional care and education for patients and their families. Registered dietitians work closely with the patient’s health care team to support optimal nutrition and recovery from illness or surgery. Registered dietitians provide medical nutrition therapy for all hospital floors and intensive care units (ICU), including:

  • Burn ICU
  • Cardiology and Cardiothoracic ICU
  • Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Medicine and Medical ICU
  • General Surgery and Surgical ICU
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Neurosciences and Neurosurgery ICU
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics and Pediatric ICU
  • Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Trauma

Our ambulatory care registered dietitian team works in UC Davis Health primary and specialty care clinics located throughout the Sacramento region. Our team provides nutrition counseling and education to support disease management and prevention. Patients can access nutrition services in a variety of ways.

Schedule an individual nutrition appointment

Individual appointments with a dietitian are available, however, a referral is needed. Contact your primary care provider for a nutrition referral.

Registered dietitians are available in the following UC Davis Health primary care clinics:

  • Carmichael
  • Davis
  • Elk Grove
  • Folsom
  • Midtown
  • Rancho Cordova
  • Roseville
  • Sacramento

Registered dietitian consultation is also available within multi-disciplinary team appointments for select clinics including:

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Cancer Center
  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
  • Endocrinology
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Obstetrics
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)
  • Renal Transplant
  • Pediatric Specialties: Metabolic, Pulmonary, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology

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Low Sodium English Spanish
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Carbohydrate Controlled English Spanish
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Registered Dietitian with team.

Dietetic Internship

UC Davis Health offers a 48 week post-baccalaureate Dietetic Internship Program for those pursuing careers as registered dietitians. Upon satisfactory completion of the internship, graduates are eligible to sit for the Registration Examination for Dietitians administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

Learn more about our Dietetic Internship

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