NUTRITION MATTERS

Over the past century infectious disease rates have dropped, while chronic disease rates has risen due to lifestyle habits. According to the CDC, over 117 million adult Americans have one or more preventable chronic diseases which many are related to poor quality nutrition.  Chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and bone health. The CDC predicts that if changes aren’t made, more than 30% of all Americans will have diabetes by 2030.

We believe in order to prevent disease, changing your lifestyle habits is at the core. Building sound nutrition habits directly relate to change. The belief is that habits must be designed to:

ENCOURAGE

The first layer of habits introduced to an individual must encourage through success.

LEVEL 1 HABITS

  • 80% Full
  • Eat Lean Proteins & Healthy Fats
  • Eat The Rainbow
  • Hydrate

CHALLENGE

The second layer of habits must build by challenging the individual to put forth consistent and persistent effort.

LEVEL 2 HABITS

  • Keeping A Food Journal
  • Eating Balanced Meals
  • Adding Support
  • Drinking Calorie Free Beverages

EMPOWER

The final layer of habits are built to empower the individual through an understanding of the process.

LEVEL 3 HABITS

  • Plan A Full Week
  • 80-20 Rule
  • Whole Foods Only
  • Create Your Own Balanced Meal

DOWNLOAD THE VITALITY HABIT e-Book

You will discover our full habit based program designed to address nutrition, movement, and recovery habits. This is the same habit based program our DHF Staff utilizes for coaching individuals looking to make a change today! 

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Functional Nutrition 12 Week Program

What You Should Expect Upon Enrollment 

After initial phone consultation you will receive an invite to our DHF Fit Mobile App which includes a subjective information form you are to fill out prior to the first session. The subjective form will set the framework for our Functional Nutrition Screening. During the F.N.S. we will discuss your goals and desires, and then progress to a objective body composition screenings. In order to perform the F.N.S. efficiently please bring clothing appropriate for measurements. (shorts & t-shirt). Your F.N.S. will last around 60 minutes.

At the conclusion of your F.N.S. you will receive the first week of educational support along with your first personalized habit via the DHF Fit app. Material will be interactive within app via video and PDF along with a full habit based tracking system.

Following your F.N.S. you will set up the first of 11 additional support sessions. Each session will last 15 minutes and will include live and virtual sessions. Within each session your coach will introduced a new educational topic, perform body composition measurements when needed, and assess current and future habit needs.

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EMILY TILLS

RDN

Emily has been interested in sports and nutrition since she was in ninth grade. Playing basketball, lacrosse and softball, she realized how nutrition plays a huge role in setting an athlete up for success. She attended Marywood University and was selected to be in an accelerated program that allowed her to complete her Bachelor’s degree and 1200 mandatory internship hours all in her 4 years there. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Sports Nutrition from Concordia University of Chicago. She has a passion of working with athletes and individuals of all ages to help foster better nutrition habits and help them reach their health and fitness goals.

Emily has partnered with area high schools to give nutrition presentations to their athletes, as well as work with the NFL and National Dairy Council’s Fuel Up to Play 60 program which advocates for nutrition and physical activity for today’s youth to live healthier lives.

4 WEEK SPECIALITY EXPRESS OFFERINGS

Not ready for a full 12 weeks? No problem, start with our 4 week speciality tracks.

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a very common, but preventable disease in the U.S. affecting more than 3 million new people a year. Although our bones reach their maximum density by the age of 20, there are certain ways to reduce the risk and pain of osteoporosis as you age. This 4 week program has you working with our R.D to assess and implement your unique plan to increase your intake of bone helping nutrients.

Heart Health

Cardiovascular disease is one of the most prevalent lifestyle related health issues that rents. However, there are dietary habits  you can make to increase your heart health and reduce your risk of heart disease. This 4 week program has you working with our R.D to assess and implement your unique plan to decrease your risk of heart disease.

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Sports Performance

Are you looking for the competitive edge total your game to the next level? Quality nutrition is a key factor in your success on and off the field. This 4 week program has you working with our R.D to assess and implement your unique game plan to fuel your goal!

Hand Crafted Chef Prepared Meals

DHF is excited to announce a new partnership with The Balanced Chef. Their mission is to provide individuals and families with fresh, healthy, balanced meals that taste amazing.

Simply order your meals online, and pick up at DHF every Monday!