Nutrition Services

Nutrition Services

Atlantic General Hospital & Health System
located at Atlantic Health Center
9714 Healthway Drive
Berlin, Maryland 21811

(410) 641-3340
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We offer nutritional counseling for weight management, whether a patient is seeking to gain or lose weight. We also provide guidance on proper nutrition for vegetarians as well as healthy eating for general well-being. Additionally, upon request, we can help coordinate a consultation with the Diabetes Education Program for diabetes counseling.

Our Nutrition Services are typically covered by insurances and offer payment plans. Referrals are required. We can help obtain a referral from your primary care physician or specialist. To get started, call (410)-641-3340.


Our Services

Nutritional counseling can help to improve a number of medical conditions including:

  • Diabetes
  • Weight management
  • Food allergies
  • Cardiovascular conditions
  • Malnutrition
  • Cancer
  • Kidney disease
  • Gastrointestinal conditions
  • Pediatric food aversions
  • Anemia
  • Tube feeding and more!

FAB- Food, Activity, Body Image- Pediatric Weight Management Group Class

The FAB program is a pediatric weight management class that addresses Food, Activity and Body Image. Classes are held weekly for 4 consecutive weeks, and a new session begins each month (as participation allows). Children and parents are required to attend all four weeks, as each class addresses a new topic. The class is designed for children ages 8-12.
For more information or to sign up for the next available session contact Katie at 410-629-6350.

The Teen FAB Program

The Teen FAB program is a weight management class that addresses Food, Activity and Body Image. The class provides hands on activities for teens and a safe environment to discuss weight difficulties. Classes are held weekly for 4
consecutive weeks, and a new session begins each month (as participation allows).
The class is designed for teens ages 13-17.
For more information or to sign up for the next available session contact Katie at 410-629-6350.

Healthway Drive Community Garden

The Helathway Drive Community Garden gives members of the community the opportunity to volunteer and gain access to more nutritious food options. For more information on the garden and other ways to access fresh local produce, click here.


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Our Nutrition Services Team

  • Amanda Buckley, RD, LDN

    Amanda Buckley, RD, LDN is a licensed and registered dietitian providing clinical counseling, training, and education in food and nutrition. She has a Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management. Amanda completed nutrition coursework and research at James Madison University, University of London, Birkbeck, and University of Ghana, Legon, completing a BS in Nutrition at University of Maryland Eastern Shore, culminating in a comprehensive dietetic internship through Iowa State University. She currently works as Clinical Nutrition Services Coordinator for inpatient and outpatient services at Atlantic General, as well as lending expertise to Bariatric Services. Amanda is a native of the Eastern Shore.

  • Katie Busacca MS, RD, LDN

    Katie is a registered dietitian and licensed dietitian nutritionist from New Jersey. She has a Certificate of Training in Pediatric Weight. Katie earned her undergraduate degree in Health Sciences with an emphasis in Dietetics from James Madison University and her graduate degree in Nutrition Education from Montclair State University. Katie then completed her dietetic internship through Iowa State University in Cedar Rapids, IA. She currently works at Atlantic General Hospital as an inpatient dietitian and has previous experience working as a nutrition counselor for the Maryland WIC program.