At New York Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital Digestive Health Center we offer support services designed to maximize your healing and help you prevent future digestive disease problems.
Healthy eating habits can help to minimize the symptoms and severity of many digestive diseases. We offer nutritional counseling provided by Registered Dieticians, nutritional experts who are nationally accredited and have completed extensive education in the scientific principles of nutrition and digestive disease management. They work closely with your physician to devise an optimal nutritional plan and help you establish manageable, healthy dietary changes to address your digestive disorder.
Learn more about Nutritional Counseling.
Harvest for Health
At NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, our goal is to incorporate nutrition into every plan of care for every patient we treat, and to hopefully discharge our patients with an understanding of why their diet is so very important to their health.
Harvest For Health teaches patients how to better manage their health through diet and lifestyle changes. The initiative includes an organic garden on the hospital campus, monthly farmers markets, and a locally sourced food service for patients, and cooking classes at the Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen, named for the famed Hudson Valley chef and restaurateur.
Learn more about Harvest for Health.
The Teaching Kitchen
The Teaching Kitchen offers cooking classes to patients, school children and the general community in an effort to promote healthy eating. Each month the cooking classes range from general cooking instruction to very specific curriculums for heart, diabetes and other chronic diseases, as well as breastfeeding moms.
Learn more about The Teaching Kitchen.
Physician in the Kitchen
The Physician in the Kitchen program provides easy and accessible healthful food preparation instruction taught by Hudson Valley Hospital physicians. Topics include why cholesterol levels matter, and lifestyle changes to improve health. The program is offered at no charge to the public and includes a light lunch that is prepared together.
Learn more about Physician in the Kitchen.