Our Nutrition Department: Discovering Delicious Ways to Live Healthier.

Though it is something that can often be taken for granted in our daily lives, nutrition is often at the source of a variety of health-related issues. The talented team in our Nutrition Department works within a multidisciplinary approach to offer Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) to patients of CIHA. Upon first visiting the department, you will be given an inpatient nutrition assessment by a Registered Dietitian (RD). RDs also provide outpatient nutrition consultations as part of CIHA’s Integrated Care Teams. Lastly, those same RDs provide our Cherokee patients with critical education and diet prescriptions for a variety of health conditions. All of our dietitians are licensed by the state of North Carolina and maintain registration with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Our Nutrition Department Offers the Following Services:

  • Inpatient nutrition services
  • Outpatient nutrition consultations
  • Group nutrition classes
  • Community outreach
  • Resources for other healthcare providers for Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)
  • Bariatric support groups
  • Satellite clinic support


Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (except holidays)
Staff work schedules can be accommodated upon patient request.

The 7 Clans Clinic: 828.497.9163
Nilofer Couture, RD, CDE Dept. Head, 7 Clans Clinic, ext. 6459
Linda Johnson, RD, 7 Clans Clinic, ext. 6317
Jean Walborn, RD, CDE Diabetes, ext. 7569
Chrystal Frank, RD, Pediatrics, ext. 6806
Susan Bogardus, RD, Eagle Clinic, ext. 6856

Frequently asked questions:

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