WHAT: Nutrition counseling, nutrition assessment and nutrition education on a wide variety of topics are available. Diet instruction is offered for individuals on special diets for conditions such as diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and weight loss or weight gain. Breastfeeding counseling and education as well as monthly Breastfeeding Support Groups are also available.
WHO: Anyone is eligible for nutrition services.
WHERE: All county health departments offer nutrition services by appointment.
NEED TO KNOW: Registered and licensed dietitians and lactation consultants are on staff. Referrals from private physicians are accepted. Group sessions and bilingual instruction are available.

The Southeast Health District nutrition staff is committed to providing the best nutrition services to our public health clientele. These services include:

  • Nutrition assessments, counseling, and education for Public Health programs:
    • WIC
    • SHAPP
    • Children with Special needs
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Women’s Health
    • Child Health
    • Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Diabetes
    • Family Planning
    • Teen Services
  • Diet instruction (with MD referral) for individuals with nutrition related medical conditions such as:
    • Diabetes
    • Gestational diabetes
    • High blood pressure
    • High cholesterol
    • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Nutritional counseling for Employee Fitness Program
  • Breastfeeding education and counseling
  • Lactation management
  • Nutrition and breastfeeding in-services available upon request


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Southeast Health District
1101 Church Street
Waycross, GA 31501
P: 912-285-6002
F: 912-284-2980


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