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YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth

Nutrition Services

Your Recipe for Success Starts Here!

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!


At the YMCA, our Registered Dietitian offers the following services

NEW Nutrition On-The-Go Program

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.

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.

YMCA Weight Loss Program

The YMCA’s Weight Loss Program is a 12-week behavior change program that will give you all the tools you need to make lifestyle changes that improve your health. The support and accountability of a small group of like-minded individuals will motivate you to make lasting change with your physical activity and eating habits. Weekly weigh-ins and food/activity tracking keep you focused on your goals. Weekly group discussions give you the knowledge you need to overcome everyday obstacles and change your lifestyle for good. For more information, click here.

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.

Meet Ruth

Meet 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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Nutrition Focus

Mediterranean Diet Overview

Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan  |  Example Plate

Examples of Super Foods in the Mediterranean Diet

Meal Planning

Fill out your meal plan here!

Looking for new recipes? We’ve got you covered!

Meal Planning Tips

30 School Lunch Ideas

Build-your-own Lunch Ideas

10 Healthy Eating Tips

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.

Slow Cooker Tips

It’s the perfect time of year to utilize your slow cooker! Here are a few simple steps to slow cooker success!

Eating Healthy on Vacation

Eating healthy on vacation may sound impossible but it doesn’t have to be. You should enjoy time taken off and indulge in foods that you can’t get at home but keep your health in mind. Follow these simple tips and you will be well on your way to a healthy vacation.

Healthy Holidays

Nutrition Tips for Fall

We have a few new recipes that are perfect for fall! Check them out here!

Check out these tips to have a healthy Halloween.

Many families choose to skip candy in favor of toys or trinkets. Here are a few non-candy treat ideas that everyone can enjoy.

Check out a few tips on staying healthy during the holidays!

This vs. That – Healthy Recipe Swaps!

Looking for a healthy recipe for Thanksgiving? Look no further!

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.

Helpful Links

If you are interested in more information on ways you can reduce food waste, check out these tips from the Environmental Protection Agency:

If you have questions about the recycling services available in Fort Worth check out:

If you are interested in further information on sustainability check out this great article from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:

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!