Center for Healthy Living staff able to assist clients with various eating lifestyles

Healthy Boilers know all too well that food plays a significant role in their overall health and wellness. Studies continue to show that good food choices impact overall health in a positive manner. Bad food choices, well, they can impact you with negative, long-term effects.

With that in mind, every, single body has its own unique needs and responds differently to different foods. How can you find out what types of foods or what type of eating lifestyle is best for you? Or, maybe you already follow a certain type of eating lifestyle and simply want support and help sticking with it.

The Center for Healthy Living on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus has medical professionals who can help you find your best foods and nutrition and / or help you continue to enjoy the eating lifestyle you currently enjoy.

“There are so many diets, and I don’t mean ‘diet’ as in crash diets or fad diets, but in terms of diets that are followed for medical reasons or for weight control as well as belief-based diets and more,” said Megan Shidler, registered dietitian at the center. “The good news is that whatever type of eating lifestyle someone is following or is interested in learning more about, we can help them.”

Shildler, along with the RN health coaches at the Center for Healthy Living – Cheryl Laszynski and Whitney Soto – are ready and able to assist individuals with their food and nutrition either in-person or via telephone.

As a registered dietitian, Shildler is available to provide education and diet recommendations for specific conditions or general nutrition education and guidance for a balanced diet. She can give advice on the best types of foods and diets for individuals living with diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, gastric conditions, kidney issues and more. Additionally, she can assist women with pregnancy and postpartum diet and nutrition along with infant nutrition.

Laszynski and Soto can also work with individuals on nutrition, healthy eating, weight loss and more.

“We are available to assist individuals with their diet, nutrition, food choices and anything else they need, no matter what type, if any, diet they are following,” Laszynski said. “Our focus is to work with our patients to help them improve their health and achieve the goals they’ve set for themselves. If there is a specific way of eating that needs incorporated into our plan such as vegetarian, keto, low-carb, low-cholesterol or whatever it is that they are following or trying to follow, then we adjust accordingly and work side-by-side with them to help them achieve their goals.”

Appointments may be made by calling the center at (765) 494-0111 or scheduling online through the patient portal.

The center is open 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Lab hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visit the center online to learn more about the services available.