At Ohio State, we provide the highest quality nutritional dietary counseling through our expert team of registered dietitians, nutritionists, chefs and more. It’s never too late to start eating healthier – whether you want to lose weight, your doctor has recommended a dietary change or you just want to eat healthier! Meet and learn more about our team of experts in nutrition and dietary services.

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Attendant at 13th Annual Groveport Senior Health Expo and Open House booth

13th Annual Groveport Senior Health Expo and Open House

The 13th Annual Groveport Senior Health Expo and Open House provided attendees with health screenings, demonstrations, financial and retirement planning, and opportunities to learn life-saving skills and connect with community resources.

Candace Pumper MS, RD, CSOWM, LD, David Brue, and Michael Carnahan were there to represent Nutrition Services. They provided cooking demos, shared healthy cooking tips, and shared recipes. Candace was educating on nutrition and aging and discussed some of the work we do, services we offer, and clinic locations. Candace states her time there yielded a great opportunity for discussion on the value of good nutrition for older adults to promote quality of life and prevent malnutrition- a growing concern in this population. As part of our mission to improve lives, I'm proud to give back and partner with organizations within our community and throughout central Ohio.

Ross Heart Hospital Community Garden

The Ross Heart Hospital Community Garden has become a valuable resource to so many in our community. The purpose of the garden is to improve the health and wellness of its visitors by informing them of the importance of healthy eating, cooking and nutrition. Patients, caregivers and community members have reaped the benefits of the community garden – helping them all live a healthier lifestyle.

Learn about the Ross Community Garden

Community Education

Nutrition services goes far beyond the medical center walls.  We want to empower our community on how to create a healthy lifestyle full of color and flavor through the well balanced foods we eat.  We partner with numerous organizations to provide education and cooking demonstrations that promote healthy food choices.

JamesCare for Life

JamesCare for Life offers a variety of group classes, healthy eating tips through their “Eat Well, Live Well” email program, cooking classes, workshops, grocery shopping tours and healthy recipes for individuals with cancer or cancer survivors. Participants are also invited to join the Garden of Hope (GoH), where they can learn about the health benefits of a plant-based diet and participate in various garden-related events throughout the Summer months.

Learn about JamesCare for Life

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Food Pantry

We recognize the growing need for healthy food options, especially among our impoverished communities. We are proud to support these efforts through community outreach programs with food banks and food pantries throughout central Ohio. For example, we work with Mid-Ohio Foodbank to provide food from some of our community gardens, who provide nearly 150,000 meals every day to hungry people across central and eastern Ohio. Our team of experts provide recipes along with culinary and nutrition education in order to help families eat healthier every day.

Learn about the Mid-Ohio Foodbank

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Farmers Markets

One of the best ways to eat healthier is to explore one of central Ohio’s many farmers’ markets. The Columbus area offers several farmers markets.

Find a farmers market near you