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

Nutrition on the Go

Nutrition On-The-Go is perfect for your demanding schedule. This virtual package includes unlimited access to a dietitian via email, one 45-minute phone nutrition counseling sessions each week, and regular feedback on your nutrition/activity log for maximum accountability and success. Enjoy the flexibility to access nutrition guidance when and where you need it.

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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.

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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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:

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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
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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!