The Nutrition Department is committed to providing high quality nutrition counseling services to our patients through a culturally sensitive, patient-centered approach. Our department provides therapeutic nutrition counseling for Brookside's primary care patients.
Therapeutic Nutrition Program
Our team of registered dietitians provides nutrition counseling to Brookside primary care patients with nutrition related medical conditions, which include but are not limited to:
Diabetes (including Gestational Diabetes)
Patients must receive a referral from their Brookside primary care provider and must have insurance that covers nutrition counseling. If you are interested in receiving nutrition counseling, please speak with your primary care provider.
Fitness In the City Program
In collaboration with the Pediatric Department, eligible children and youth ages 5-18 can be referred by their primary care provider to Fitness in the City. This program, funded through a grant from Children's Hospital and the Kohl's Cares for Kids Foundation, provides free nutrition counseling for weight management. The Fitness in the City nutritionist works with the Youth Sports Coordinator to help families find sports and other activities to promote a healthy lifestyle. If you are interested in this program, please speak with your pediatrician.
Maria Dievler, MA, RD
Education: University of Delaware, BS in Dietetics; New York University, MA in Nutrition Interests: Nutrition and Heart Disease; Food Safety; Community/Public Health Nutrition Languages: English & some conversational Spanish
Irene O'Hayer, RD, LDN, CLC, IBCLC
Education: University of Rhode Island, BS in Dietetics and BA in Spanish; MGH Dietetic Internship Interests: International Nutrition; Public Health; Infant and Child Feeding; Lactation Languages: English & Spanish
Anne Hyers, RD, LDN, CLC
Education: Framingham State University, BS in Science, Food, and Nutrition; Coordinated Program in Dietetics Interests: Pediatric Nutrition; Recipe Modification; International Food Practices Languages: English & some Spanish
Kelly Hanna, MS, RD, LDN, CLC
Education: University of Washington, BA; Bastyr University, MS in Nutrition; Brigham and Women's Hospital Dietetic Internship Interests: Women's Health; Fertility & PCOS; Mental Health and Addiction; Digestive Disorders; Weight Loss Languages: English & Spanish