Health clinic welcomes new dietitian to staff

By Robyn Mack
USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs

A Stuttgart Army Health Clinic staff member has lost 10 pounds in 10 weeks. And no, it wasn’t with some magical pill, said Crystal Johnson, the clinic’s new dietitian.

“All she did was start following some of my guidelines,” said the registered dietitian. “It starts with figuring out what you’re not eating and then getting to three balanced meals.”

Johnson, who joined the Stuttgart Army Health Clinic team in September, provides diet and nutrition counseling and education services to all eligible ID card holders.

Her services, which do not require a referral, are customized for each of her clients – from pregnant mothers, diabetics and patients with high cholesterol or blood pressure to service members and units focused on readiness or those simply looking to lose a few pounds.

“Nutrition plays a major role in reaching your health goals, whether you want to lose weight or improve fitness, a healthy diet keeps your body in top shape and prepared for daily activities,” the nutrition expert of 28 years said.

Along with regular clients and training sessions, Johnson also works with the health educators at the Clinic’s Wellness Center to develop personalized food and fitness plans for individual lifestyles and goals.

People interested in working with the new Stuttgart dietitian can schedule a meeting through the appointment line at DSN: 590-2900/civ. 06371-9464-2900; or directly with Johnson at DSN: 590-1744/civ. 06371-9464-1744.