Connect to a Healthier Life With Your Y Membership
At the Y, we understand that now more than ever, we all need help overcoming stress, building resiliency, and improving well-being.
That's why we are helping to connect members with Registered Dietitians for a personalized nutrition counseling experience. Membership benefits include:
- No cost or co-pays. Covered for Independence Blue Cross, Aetna, and Cigna health plans*
- Confidentiality and HIPAA Protection
- Availability for spouses and dependents
- Accessibility from any internet-enabled device with video capabilities
- Access to dynamic content experience in Wellness Coaches Healthy Ways digital platform where you will gain access to nutrition tips, recipes and more!
*Anyone can sign up for a visit and provide their insurance information to see if they qualify. If you don’t have a qualifying plan, Wellness Coaches will reach out to let you know and show you how you can still gain access to credible nutrition information in Wellness Coaches’ Healthy Ways digital platform.
What Is Nutrition Counseling?
Nutrition counseling is a service that enables you to find out what your body needs so that you can enjoy health and happiness in the long run. Our partners at the Wellness Coaches will help you understand how to eat right for your body type and lifestyle.
The process begins with an initial consultation where you'll meet with your nutrition counselor to discuss your goals and health history. Your counselor will then develop a custom plan for you, including meal plans, recipes and actionable steps to bring you results.
5 Ways Nutrition Counseling Will Improve Your Health
Nutrition counseling may be the key to unlocking your healthiest self by helping you to:
1. Lose Weight and Keep It Off
If you struggle to maintain a healthy weight, nutrition counseling can help. A trained counselor will work with you on developing strategies for eating better and tailor a plan to your lifestyle, taste preferences, and budget. They'll also guide you through any obstacles that might prevent success so that you can develop a lifelong healthy relationship with food.
2. Strengthen Your Immune System
Nutrition counseling can also assist you if you have trouble fighting off sickness. A healthy diet is the best way to boost your immune system, and nutrition counseling services will help you improve your eating habits and enhance your well-being. Nutrition counseling will allow you to manage and even prevent chronic conditions like diabetes and heart diseases by showing you how to change your diet in small ways that add up over time.
3. Gain Confidence
Do more than reach your ideal weight — gain confidence in yourself and your body. Nutrition counselors can show you how to make food choices that align with your goals to bring you results.
4. Improve Your Energy Levels and Mood
It can be challenging to feel happy when you're tired. Eating right can help you improve your energy levels and mood. If you feel sluggish and unmotivated, it could be because your body lacks the nutrients it needs to function at its best. Learn how to fuel your body with nutrition counseling in the Greater Philadelphia area.
5. Receive Support and Guidance
Our nutrition counselors will work with you to set goals and create a plan for success. They provide support and guidance throughout the process, so you can feel confident in taking the steps needed to get healthy.
Reach Your Goals With the Greater Philadelphia YMCA's Nutrition Counseling Services
Our partners at Wellness Coaches offer access to Registered Dietitians who have the experience and know-how to help you achieve your health goals with nutritional counseling. We'll work with you to create a plan that fits your lifestyle, schedule and budget. Choose us for assistance in reaching your health and fitness goals and keeping them for good!
Getting started is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Scheduling an appointment is fast and easy through the secure portal of our partner - Wellness Coaches.
Register: If you're new to nutrition counseling, register in the Healthy Ways Digital Platform by clicking the link below. You will choose your branch and provide your contact information.
Schedule Your Appointment: Schedule your appointment on demand with a Registered Dietitian, receive and appointment confirmation via email and click the virtual meeting link to have your appointment form any internet enabled device with a webcam.
Already have an account?
Go to portal.healthyways.com or download the Wellness Coaches app to log in and schedule.
For questions, concerns, or for assistance in booking an appointment, please contact Wellness Coaches at 800-484-7720 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone service hours are available Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.