Maximize your health and wellness with nutritional guidance and support programs. The Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Center has Registered Dietitians on staff to help you get the best results. Whether you are interested in weight loss, disease management and prevention, or you just want to feel better, this is where you need to be.
Nutrition plays a vital role in everyone’s health and wellness. Our Washington Dietitians are the experts that can pinpoint your areas of improvement and guide you in making the changes necessary to reach your goals.
All new members to the Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Center receive a free 30-minute consultation with a Registered Dietitian! Call 724-250-5207 with questions or to schedule.
Friday, February 23 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm. A Heart Healthy Cooking Demo & Sample
Conference Room A & B. Learn new recipes, get diet tips, and enjoy a casual presentation during our cooking demo. February is American Heart month. Join us in learning more about the heart healthy benefits of including plant-based meals into the diet. This interactive educational session will explore the different plant-based protein options along with their associated health benefits and how to integrate them into delicious meals at home. Plant-based protein options to avoid will also be discussed. Presented by Melissa Accardi, MS, RD, LDN – Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Members: $15 | Non-Members: $35. REGISTER ONLINE NOW!
Members: $25 | Non-Members: $35. REGISTER ONLINE NOW!
Join us for this fun and educational journey that will teach you how to navigate the grocery store, plan, and prepare healthy and delicious meals! This four-week program will be led by one of Registered Dietitians and there will be a Cooking Demo & Sampling on Week 4. We will also provide take-home tips for you! Please note: February 2, 9 & 16 the program will be held at Giant Eagle; 331 Washington Rd., Washington, PA 15301 (near target). On February 23, the Cooking Demo will be held in Conference Rooms A & B at the Center.
Week 1: Plan & Pick Produce; Week 2: Deli, Meat, Seafood & Dairy; Week 3: Non-Perishable Foods; Week 4: Putting It All Together – A Heart Healthy Cooking Demo and Sample.
Members: $100 | Non-Members: $125. REGISTER ONLINE NOW!
Are you ready to make nutritional changes to achieve a healthier weight?
This nutritional program will allow you to work one-on-one with a Registered Dietitian who will evaluate your individual needs, show you where to start, and guide you on how to reach your goals to help you succeed. With this new program, you’ll receive: Resting Metabolic Rate testing and consultation. One-on-one weekly coaching. Nutritional tracking through numbers (BMI, etc.) and life style measures (stress eating, etc.). Sample meal patterns, education and recipes. Accountability and structure and more!
Both Members and Non-members of the Center are able to participate in Choose to Lose! Pricing is per month for the length of the program.
MEMBER PRICING , PER MONTH – 3-Month: $49 / 6-Months: $45 / 12-Months: $39
NON-MEMBER PRICING, PER MONTH – 3-Month: $59 / 6-Months: $55 / 12-Months: $49
Anyone who registers for Choose to Lose will also be enrolled in the Nutrition Club and receive an additional 15% off all nutrition classes, cooking demonstrations, grocery store tours, nutrition services and supplements.
Meet our Nutrition Experts:
Michelle graduated from West Virginia University (WVU) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Nutrition and Foods and completed her dietetic internship at the Medical University of South Carolina. After taking a break from nutrition to teach high school and work on organic farms in Italy, Michelle returned to WVU to earn a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Food Science, where her thesis dealt with providing weight management sessions conducted over video. She has a Certificate of Training in Obesity Intervention for Adults and has experience volunteering in a wellness center. She enjoys providing a holistic approach of overall wellness, in which nutrition plays an integral part, and is excited to help clients at the Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Center reach their health and nutrition goals. Michelle enjoys experimenting with different recipes, traveling to new places, and running races (especially 5Ks).
Melissa Accardi is one of our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists who enjoys educating and inspiring others to improve their diets to achieve better health, quality of life, and vitality. Melissa has been dedicated to promoting health through nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle modifications as a dietitian for the past 8 years. She has gained diverse clinical experience working in both hospitals and skilled nursing homes, but her passion in dietetics lies in promoting nutrition for the prevention of disease. She has worked in the integrative health and wellness arena as an outpatient dietitian for the past six years giving others nourishing tools and resources to take the next step forward in their health journey. Melissa earned her B.AS in Dietetics and registered dietitian credential in 2015 through Youngstown State University. She then pursued additional higher education to deep dive on emerging topics in nutrition science where she completed a M.S. Nutrition & Dietetics and thesis research on “The Impact of Dairy Consumption on Female Gynecological Disorders” from the University of Kansas.
Melissa has often been encouraged to become a home chef and to publish a cookbook as she spends a lot of spare time at the grocery store and preparing exciting, nutritious meals in the kitchen for her family. She enjoys spending time outdoors and spoiling her two dogs. “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” — Winston Churchill. Melissa is inspired by this quote, because she believes in the power of choosing our own attitudes to change our own latitudes (also taken from a Jimmy Buffet song). Melissa fuels her passion in dietetics and desire to help others improve their nutrition by first ensuring her own nutrition is optimal. Melissa finds that a healthier diet helps to keep her mind sharp, mood positive, and energy high which helps her to be her best self for her family and the patients and clients that she serves.
Susan Moore Rodgers is one of the registered dietitians at the WRCWC, counseling nutrition to members of the center and to clients in the Washington community. She has been with WRCWC since May 2021. Prior to working here, she counseled nutrition to patients at D’Eramo Family Medicine in Moon Township, PA and at the Nutrition Clinic at Heritage Valley Health Systems in Beaver, PA. She also has experience working in weight loss and diabetes research. She received her Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University. She recently completed the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy (IFNA) training program and obtained the IFNA credential in August 2018. In June 2019, she obtained the certified LEAP (Lifestyling Eating and Performance) credential which focuses on food sensitivities. These credentials helped her learn that food sensitivities and nutrient deficiencies can cause weight imbalances and many other symptoms/health problems. She believes that good nutrition is the foundation for optimal health and is passionate about empowering people to gain the knowledge and tools to achieve their health goals by using a whole foods and food as medicine approach. She is greatly inspired working here, in an environment where people of all ages are exercising and trying to improve their health.
Susan enjoys cycling, gardening, knitting and music. She holds a Master and Bachelor of Music in clarinet performance from Rice University in Houston, TX and also teaches music lessons.
“The FitStop program at the Cameron Wellness Center has been a tremendous help in my weight loss journey. I started approximately two years ago with a weight of 207 lbs. I’ve been struggling with my weight my entire life and had lost and regained many times. However the first time I met Michelle, I was greatly encouraged. She took a complete assessment and was truly interested in my struggles. We never discussed a “diet” per se, but focused more on good nutrition and making small, positive changes. Each week we discussed some of the challenges I’d had and some better choices. She always congratulated my successes and looked at ways to redirect my poor choices for that week. It’s been a long journey and Michelle has patiently helped me through it. I’ve lost 40lbs. and feel better than I have in a long time. I look forward to continuing with Michelle and the FitStop program.” – Caron Boyer
We carry Physician Grade supplements that are manufactured in the Pittsburgh area. The supplements can be purchased in our pro shop. Questions? Contact Kim at 724-250-5201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Center offers an array of nutrition services, choose from the following options:
LEAP- Find out if your food is making you sick with food sensitivity testing through Lifestyle Eating and Performance testing and start feeling better today! The MRT is a blood test that measures 170 different foods and food chemicals including:
Using the test results the LEAP therapist is able to develop a client-specific diet plan. The whole process takes approximately 3+ months but symptom elimination is expected and seen within the first weeks.
Testing and counseling packages are available.
A one-hour initial consult will help you to determine the right path of treatment.