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Attend a Free Nutrition Class

Attend one of our FREE nutrition classes, and take control of your health. For more information, call: 805-694-2351.

Our dietitian can help you with the following conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol/lipids
  • Digestive disorders
  • Kidney disease
  • Food allergies
  • Cancer
  • Weight control
  • Gluten-free, vegetarian, or other special diets
  • Sports nutrition
  • Pediatric and adolescent nutrition

Contact Information

Amanda Edwards, RD
Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital
2050 Viborg Road
Solvang, CA 93463

Dietitian Phone - 805-694-2351
SYVCH Physicians Clinics - 805-686-3961
Fax - 805-686-3963
E-Mail -

Why Do You Need a Registered Dietitian?

A Registered Dietitian works with individuals on their specific nutritional needs to develop plans for improving health and/ or preventing disease. This is done on a one-to-one basis, or can include an entire family.

The dietitian will tailor the session to personal requests and needs. A Registered Dietitian provides accurate, reliable advice and keeps current with the latest scientific research. A Registered Dietitian has completed a minimum of four years of education and training in the field of nutrition at a college or university, completed a supervised internship and passed an exam to earn the credential.

How to Schedule an Appointment with the Dietitian

  1. Ask your physician for a referral for Nutrition Counseling.
  2. Your physician’s office can fax the referral to the SYVCH Physicians Clinic at 805-686-3963.
  3. After receiving the referral, the Physicians Clinic will obtain insurance authorization if needed and call you to set up an appointment.
  4. If your insurance does not cover nutrition counseling, you have the option to pay out-of-pocket at the time of appointment (you will get a discount for paying out-of-pocket).
  5. Please arrive for your appointment 10 minutes early and check in at the Main Admitting entrance of the hospital.
  6. If you have questions, please call the Physicians Clinic at 805-686-3961.

Goals of Medical Nutrition Therapy

  1. To educate patients on proper nutrition plans to help manage medical conditions.
  2. To help improve laboratory results such as blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure.
  3. To correct nutritional deficiencies.
  4. To improve health and quality of life through good nutrition.
  5. To create individualized plans for meeting patients’ specific nutritional needs.


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Follow this link for information on how to donate to the Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation, or call 805-686-3972.