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Nutrition Services

Improving the nutrition of Lexington residents is the goal of our various nutrition programs. Over the phone, in person, at a health fair, or through a display, we promote healthy eating choices.

Our registered dietitians answer questions over the phone every day. To ask a nutrition question, call (859) 288-2344 or (859) 288-2473.

Individual nutrition counseling in person is available in the public health clinics. A registered dietitian can help you explore your current lifestyle and give common-sense strategies to help you with your goals. A referral form from your doctor is required.  Fees are $10 per hour if not covered by your insurance. Have your doctor’s office call (859) 288-2483 to schedule an appointment. 

Our registered dietitians also lead our "Eat, Move, Lose" Weight Loss Support Groups twice a month.

We can bring presentations, programs and displays to your office or health fair. Call our registered dietitians at (859) 288-2344 or (859) 288-2473 or visit our Health Fair page.

 

In two years, Nutrition Facts labels will include a line for added sugars, including a daily limit (percent Daily Value). So, a 20-ounce Coke would reveal that it has 130 percent of the added sugars limit for a day.

The new labels also will give more visual emphasis to calories and will no longer include “calories from fat,” reflecting the new understanding that saturated and trans fat increase the risk of heart disease, while polyunsaturated fats can reduce that risk. The labels will make voluntary vitamins A and C, which most Americans get plenty of, but potassium and vitamin D will be added. Serving sizes will better reflect amounts typically consumed. 

 

 




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Change in services: Effective May 20, 2014, we are able to provide childhood vaccinations (must live in Fayette County, be 18 years or younger and be uninsured or underinsured). Limited appointments are available daily Monday-Friday, and appointments can be made up to a week in advance by calling the Public Health Clinic at (859) 288-2483.

Our Public Health Clinic at 650 Newtown Pike is no longer able to see patients for the following programs: adult immunizations/physicals and breast/cervical cancer.

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