The Wellness Center

Nutrition Counseling Personalized nutrition plans and accountability with our registered dietitians

Nutrition counseling at the Wellness Center focuses on your specific nutritional needs and goals. You and your dietitian will work together to develop a plan to work toward your goal.

Weight loss at the Wellness Center is more than just a diet; it is a lifestyle change that will help you feel better, increase your energy and improve your mood, all while eating foods you love!

What to Expect: Nutritional Counseling
 at the Wellness Center
Individual counseling sessions include techniques designed to decrease body fat, increase lean muscle mass, prevent chronic diseases, and optimize sports performance. Long-term lifestyle changes are not typically accomplished with just one visit. For that reason, our dietitian Mike recommends a 90-minute initial assessment with monthly follow-up sessions to aid in accountability and consistency.

During your session, you will learn your individual caloric needs along with new strategies you can start implementing to accomplish your goals. Mike will explain the specific amounts of carbohydrates, protein and fat your body needs. He will teach you a variety of techniques to incorporate healthy foods to meet these needs while optimizing your diet. He can also help you improve your mood, boost your energy, and meet your vitamin and mineral needs through choosing better foods. Mike will also demonstrate how to use the latest technology to track your progress; how to navigate local restaurants; and how to incorporate your favorite foods into your individualized meal plan.

In short, our nutritionist works with you to create a personalized plan that incorporates your lifestyle, exercise habits, nutritional needs, and personal health and wellness goals.

Basic Nutrition Package - $149

For those who are interested in creating a long-term lifestyle change, have tried diets in the past, or have a moderate amount of weight to lose. Includes:

  • 1-90 minute initial session
  • 1-30 minute follow up session

Follow-up Sessions Package - $149

For those who have completed the Basic Nutrition Package or a single session and need additional guidance.

  • Includes 4-30 minute follow up sessions

Meet Our Dietitian

Mike Sandoz is a Registered Dietitian from Mandeville, Louisiana who graduated from Louisiana State University with a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences. After his departure from LSU, Sandoz earned his Master’s Degree in Exercise and Nutrition Science from Lipscomb University in 2014. In addition to working at the Wellness Center, he is an outpatient dietitian at EJGH where he works with patients who have been diagnosed with diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and other chronic conditions. Mike is passionate about teaching and supporting individuals as they work to improve their health and athletic performance.

Make Your Appointment

To schedule your appointment and sign up, contact the Wellness Center at 504-503-6868 or

Several appointment options are available, with one-hour appointments starting at $80. Wellness Center members receive a 5% discount on all nutrition packages whereas EJGH Team Members receive a 15% discount.