Nutrition counseling is an ongoing process in which a health professional trained in nutrition works with a patient to assess his or her usual dietary intake and identify areas where change is needed. Nutritional counseling entails the provision of information, educational materials, support, and follow-up to help patients make and maintain needed dietary changes. The purpose of nutritional counseling is not only to asses a patient's diet but also to help them set up realistic dietary changes that take into account each unique patients lifestyle and health. In addition to helping patients make nutritional changes, nutrition counseling helps patients maintain those changes. At Health First Wellness our goal is to help patients make permanent changes in diet and lifestyle to help patients enjoy a fuller, healthier life.