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YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth

Nutrition Services


Our Registered Dietitian is here to help you navigate your food intake to achieve your goals. Whether you’re seeking weight loss, improved sports performance, or healthier everyday eating habits, an accredited and experienced nutrition professional can help you get there!

Meet our Registered Dietitian, Ruth

Ruth received her undergraduate degree in Dietetics at Missouri State University in Springfield Missouri. She then finished a dietetic internship through The University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in Oklahoma City. To become a registered dietitian she took and passed a national board certification dietitian exam. Ruth worked as a clinical dietitian in a hospital in Joplin Missouri for 4 years before moving to her current position with the YMCA in Fort Worth, Texas. As a Licensed and Registered Dietitian in the state of Texas she is an expert in nutrition. She enjoys cooking and eating healthy nutritious food as well as helping people live and eat healthier through proper balanced nutrition.

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Now Accepting Insurance

A Registered Dietitian is the only recognized nutrition professional able to bill medical insurance for nutrition counseling. The YMCA registered dietitian can help you with any of the following:

Relationship With Food
Anti-Diet/Intuitive Eating
Eating Disorders
Binge Eating


Weight Goals
Weight Loss
Weight Gain/Muscle Gain
Long-term weight maintenance


Health Conditions
Hypertension (Blood Pressure)
Prediabetes or Diabetes
High Cholesterol/Triglycerides

Overall Health & Wellness
Healthy Habits
Lifestyle Changes
Balanced Eating

Family Nutrition
Family meal planning
Nutrition for any age
Pregnancy nutrition

Fitness Related Goals
Sports performance
Body composition
Exercise nutrition


Our YMCA is now able to accept insurance for nutrition services from the following companies:

At the YMCA, our Registered Dietitian offers the following services:

YMCA Nutrition Packages


This 1-month program will give you a jump start on healthy habits. Get an individualized nutrition plan to help you be successful in reaching your nutrition goals. Includes: 1 hour initial assessment + 30-minute follow-up session + 1 month of weekly email check-ins and nutrition tips


This 3-month program helps you make behavior changes that will accomplish your nutrition goals. Consistent sessions ensure that you stay on track long term and see real results. Includes: 1 hour initial assessment + 3 (30-minute) follow-up sessions + 3 months of bi-weekly email check-ins and nutrition tips


This 6-month program is a commitment to improving your health long-term. Re-shape your lifestyle to support your health and wellness goals and get the encouragement and guidance you need to see success.Includes: 1 hour initial assessment + 6 (30-minute) follow-up sessions + 6 months of bi-weekly email check-ins and nutrition tips


This 6-month program is only available to existing clients. Commit to improving your health long-term and get the support, encouragement, and guidance you need to be successful in your healthy lifestyle. Includes: 6 (30-minute) follow-up sessions + 6 months of bi-weekly accountability check-ins

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Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program

Improve heart health with our Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring program. This evidence based program is being offered virtually and will include weekly virtual blood pressure checks with a trained healthy heart coach along with monthly nutrition classes.

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Diabetes Prevention Program

In the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program a trained lifestyle coach will introduce topics in a supportive, small group environment and encourage participants as they explore how healthy eating, physical activity and behavior changes can benefit their health. For more information, click here.

10 Week Transformation

Get fit, lean and healthy working with experts in fitness and nutrition in the Y’s NEW 10 Week Transformation program. This 10-week virtual program will meet you where you are and transform your health from the inside out. You will receive pre and post-body composition measurements, weekly fitness and nutrition tips and guidance from our Registered Dietitian. For more information, please contact Ruth Murillo at [email protected]

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Contact Information

For more information about our nutrition services or to book an appointment, please email Ruth at [email protected]. or call 817-332-3281 ext. 2025.


Meal Planning
Family Meal Ideas
  • Eating together as a family is so important to the health and well being of your loved ones. Check out these helpful tips.
  • Set aside time to enjoy a meal without electronics and open lines of communication between family members with a few of these discussion topics.
Smart Snacking Tips

Having healthy options between meals is a great way to stay on track this summer.  Check out these nutritious snack choices:

Want more information? Click here.

Learning about BMI
  • Click here for a BMI calculator to calculate your own BMI!
  • Here is an article with more information to help you better understand BMI.
Healthy Holidays
Other Helpful Links

The YMCA offers quick and easy financial assistance in the form of our Open Doors program for every membership and Y program. Learn more today!