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Support Services

At NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital we are committed to preventing heart problems in individuals at risk, such as those with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, overweight, and smokers, by providing support services that help you achieve lifelong heart health, including:

Nutrition Counseling

Good nutrition is important for preventing heart disease and stroke. Healthy eating habits help to maintain normal blood pressure, desirable blood cholesterol levels and a healthy body weight. We offer nutritional counseling provided by Registered Dieticians, nutritional experts who are nationally accredited and have completed extensive education in the scientific principals of nutrition and heart disease management.

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 discharge our patients with an understanding of why their diet is so very important to their health. The hospital’s Harvest For Health program includes an organic garden on the hospital campus, monthly farmers markets, a locally sourced food service for patients, and cooking classes at the Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen.

Cooking for Heart Health

Each month cooking classes at the hospital’s Teaching Kitchen range from general cooking instruction to very specific curriculums for heart, diabetes and cancer patients.

Healthy Heart Program

The Healthy Heart Program offers instruction over a three-month period that includes diet, lifestyle changes, and membership to the hospital’s Wellness Center and training with a fitness expert. Participants qualify for this nutrition and exercise instruction with a recommendation from their physician due to a history of cardiac disease.