Nutrition Services

Ocean Health Initiatives offers a full range of outpatient nutrition services designed to help you achieve optimal health and feel your best.

What is a Dietitian?

A Dietitian is a food and nutrition expert who can translate the latest scientific breakthroughs into practical food choices.

Individualized Nutrition Counseling

Nutrition counseling is available for, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Healthy Eating and Wellness
  • Weight Loss
  • Label Reading
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Renal Disease
  • Weight Control

Dietitian and You

By improving your eating habits, you are taking steps towards a healthier you. During your appointment with the Dietitian you will receive individual counseling and specific guidance with personalized goals. Your registered dietitian will:

  • Review your diet history and help you set goals that fit your lifestyle
  • Analyze your usual food intake and suggest changes to improve your eating habits
  • Provide personalized diet instructions based on mutually determined goals
  • Work with your OHI provider and inform them of your nutrition care plan

To get started with Individualized Nutrition Counseling Click here

2021 Nutrition Department Online Classes

  • All Classes will be facilitated at 2-3pm, every Wednesday.
  • Both Program lasts 5 weeks
  • Live Classes
  • Program Facilitated via Microsoft Teams
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Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (HDSP)

Attending all of the HDSP programs, participants will receive a fit bit, two cookbooks, and a daily food journal.

HDSP Schedule:

Class #1: Jan 6 - Feb 3

Class #2: Feb 17 - March 17

Class #3: April 7 - May 5

Class #4: June 2 -June 30

To sign up for HDSP classes click here

Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSMES)

DSMES Schedule:

Class #1: Feb 17 - March 17

Class #2: May 5 - June 2

Class #3: August 4 - September 1

To sign up for DSMES classes click here

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OHI'S REGISTERED NUTRITIONISTS

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Robert Hildebrandt, RD

Registered Dietitian Coordinator
  • Registered Dietitian credentialing from the Commission on Dietetic Registration, 2017.
  • Certificate of Completion of Dietetic Internship Program in Clinical Dietetics. Inspira Medical Center Vineland, 2017.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in food and Nutrition. The College of Saint Elizabeth, 2016.

Robert Hildebrandt works at all our OHI locations providing nutrition counseling and education to our patients and employees. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Food and Nutrition from the College of Saint Elizabeth in 2016 then completed his Dietetic Internship at Inspira Medical Center in Vineland, New Jersey in 2017.

"I look forward to promoting health and wellness to each of our patients through nutrition counseling and education with an evidenced based approach."

Robert Hildebrandt joined OHI in June 2017.

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Diane Ramos, MS, RDN

Board Certified Registered Dietitian

Diane Ramos, MS, RDN joined OHI in July 2019. She earned her Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Nutritional Sciences from Rutgers University. She also graduated from the combined Master of Science in Nutrition/Dietetic Internship (MS/DI) program from the College of Saint Elizabeth which includes 1200+ hours of supervised practice across all areas of nutrition care including clinical, food service management, retail, counseling, and community dietetic roles. Diane became a Registered Dietitian in April 2019 after completing the Commission on Dietetic Registration national examination. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. Her professional interests include the prevention and management of diabetes and weight management.

“As a Registered Dietitian my role always begins with being a strong support for anyone taking on the challenge of improving their eating habits. I look forward to helping patients transform the way they eat and make peace with food by using an evidenced-based approach”

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Cristian Ordoñez, MPH, RD

Registered Dietitian

Cristian Ordoñez, MPH, RD joined OHI in November 2020. He received a Master of Public Health from The University of Michigan in Nutritional Sciences. He also completed a 1200+ hour Dietetic Internship with the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veteran Affairs Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH which included supervised practice in all areas of nutrition. Cristian received his Registered Dietitian credentials from the Commission on Dietetic Registration in 2020 after successfully completing the national examination. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Stockton University.
“As a Registered Dietitian my goal is to use the latest evidence-based approaches to improve the overall health of my patients through nutrition counseling and lifestyle modifications.”