Outpatient Nutrition

Personalized Nutrition Assessment and Education

Good nutrition is an important part of your health and healing, and can be at the root of some medical problems. At Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, you have access to a registered dietitian who provides outpatient nutrition assessment and education tailored to your needs.

Medical nutrition consultation is available for many conditions, and is arranged by referral from your physician. Our services include nutritional management for:

  • Food allergies/intolerances
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Weight management/obesity
  • Eating disorders
  • Malnutrition/poor weight gain
  • Healthy eating education
  • Digestive disorders
  • Heart disease
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Mineral deficiencies

Our nutrition services are available for adults and children. Your appointment should be scheduled and approved through your physician’s written referral, which should include your diagnosis, reason for consultation and insurance pre-authorization, if needed.

Outpatient Nutrition Services are located on the hospital campus at:
Fountain Valley Regional Hospital
East Tower, First Floor
11250 Warner Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

For further information, please contact the dietitian at (714) 966-7233. To schedule an appointment, please call (833) 266-5387.

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Recipe – Caramel Kettle Popcorn

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This sweet popcorn has just a hint of salt to make this snack a perfectly balanced crunchy afternoon delight.

Nutritional Information  

Calories: 102 Per Serving
Protein: 2g Per Serving
Fiber: 2g Per Serving


Servings: 4
Serving Size: 2 Cups

• 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
• 1/4 teaspoon salt, preferably sea salt
• 8 cups air-popped popcorn (1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon popcorn kernels)
• 5 drops unflavored liquid stevia sweetener
• 2 squeezes caramel-flavored liquid stevia sweetener


1. In a small skillet, heat the oil, both flavors of the liquid stevia sweetener and salt over low heat for 1 to 2 minutes, or until warmed through, stirring occasionally. Let cool for 5 minutes.
2. Pour the mixture into a gallon-sized resealable plastic bag. Shake well to coat the inside of the bag with the caramel mixture. Add the popped popcorn to the bag. Shake well to evenly coat.
3. Pour the popcorn into a serving bowl.

Quick Tips

Cooking Tip: To make homemade popcorn in a jiffy, you can use a traditional air popper or a microwave popcorn popper. You can easily find a variety of microwave popcorn poppers in kitchen and retail stores and online. Be sure to look for one that does not require any oil. 

You can also use store-bought microwave popcorn for this recipe. However, be sure to choose an unsalted, 94% fat-free variety. If you cannot find the unsalted variety, look for bags with 30 to 40 milligrams of sodium per serving.

Recipe and image courtesy of American Heart Association