Nutrition Services Overview
Clinical Nutrition Services
UC Davis Health provides clinical nutrition services for patients in both the hospital and ambulatory care settings. More than 30 registered dietitians work in clinical specialties, outpatient counseling, and clinical and patient services management. Our registered dietitian team provides high-quality, patient-centered nutrition care to patients within UC Davis Health and the Sacramento Valley region. Our team is highly skilled in clinical nutrition care and includes specialists with expert knowledge in nutrition support (tube feeding and IV nutrition), pediatrics, diabetes, oncology, and weight management.
Our hospital registered dietitian team provides the highest quality of nutritional care and education for patients and their families. Registered dietitians work closely with the patient’s health care team to support optimal nutrition and recovery from illness or surgery. Registered dietitians provide medical nutrition therapy for all hospital floors and intensive care units (ICU), including:
- Burn ICU
- Cardiology and Cardiothoracic ICU
- Ear, Nose and Throat
- General Medicine and Medical ICU
- General Surgery and Surgical ICU
- Kidney Transplant
- Neurosciences and Neurosurgery ICU
- Neonatal ICU
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Pediatrics and Pediatric ICU
- Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Our ambulatory care registered dietitian team works in specialty clinics on the UC Davis Medical Center campus and in UC Davis Medical Group primary care physician offices located throughout the Sacramento region. Our team provides nutrition counseling and education to support disease management and prevention. Patients can access nutrition services in a variety of ways.
Schedule an individual nutrition appointment
Individual appointments with a dietitian are available, however, a referral is needed. Contact your primary care provider for a nutrition referral.
Registered dietitians are available in the following UC Davis primary care clinics:
- Elk Grove
- Rancho Cordova
Registered dietitian consultation is also available within multi-disciplinary team appointments for select clinics including:
- Bariatric Surgery
- Cancer Center
- Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
- Neuromuscular Disease
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)
- Renal Transplant
- Pediatric Specialties: Metabolic, Pulmonary, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology
Attend a group nutrition class
UC Davis patients can also access group nutrition education for weight management and other topics. Learn more about group health and wellness classes.
UC Davis Health's registered dietitian team also services the Sacramento Valley community through nutrition education and outreach, including: