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In the current landscape of conflicting information and advice about nutrition and healthy food choices, science-based information is more important than ever. Clinical nutrition takes an evidence-based approach to nutrition based on the latest science and information.

There are different areas of clinical nutrition. Pediatric nutritionists, for example, focus mostly or exclusively on children, while sports nutritionists are concerned with the specific nutrition needs of athletes, who put their bodies to the test every day.

These and other designations, including registered dietician (RD), certified nutrition specialist (CNS®), and nutritional therapist, require different levels of training, education, and certification. Registered dieticians, for example, have met stringent academic and professional requirements. This includes earning a bachelor’s degree with course work approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

Crystal Run’s registered dietitians partner with patients, primary care providers, and specialists to help tailor nutrition programs and provide education on healthy eating. Our team provides the following:

  • Community education on healthy eating
  • Nutrition education and dietary guidance for patients in weight management programs
  • Diabetes education and support programs
  • Nutrition guidance for patients who have special dietary needs or food restrictions due to specific medical conditions

Our nutritionists tailor plans to the specific needs of each patient and provide ongoing nutrition counseling.


Diabetes Management

At Crystal Run Healthcare, we have a team of certified Diabetes Educators. Seeing patients of all ages, our Diabetes Educators provide education on a full range of topics, vital for those affected by Diabetes, as well as self-management skills for those newly diagnosed.  

Suzanne K. Meier, RD, CDN, CDE sees patients for individual appointments and provides diet information based on specific medical needs as well as lifestyle considerations.

Patricia Skala, RN, CDE, also sees patients for individual appointments, providing education on diabetes self-management skills.  In addition, Ms. Skala specializes in starting patients on insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors. 

New to Crystal Run this year is Laura Ronen, MS, RD, CDE. She is seeing patients in Monroe as well as West Nyack.

Crystal Run Healthcare offers a series of diabetes classes at no cost, which typically run through the spring and summer months.  Family and friends of patients with diabetes are also welcome to attend the events. For a list of upcoming classes, please click here.




155 Crystal Run Road
Middletown, New York 10941
P: 845.703.6999
855 Route 17M
Monroe, New York 10950
P: 845.615.6999
1200 Route 300
Newburgh, New York 12550
P: 845.725.0100
61 Emerald Place
Rock Hill, New York 12775
P: 845.794.6999
2 Centerock Road
West Nyack, New York 10994
P: 845.348.1100

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