Food plays a significant role in your life; and the selections you make are influenced by many factors including pleasure, emotion, tradition, association, and nourishment. The challenge of achieving health and well-being is to find a balance that fits with your lifestyle. Speak with your primary care provider about the nutritional counseling we have available at HealthFirst.


HealthFirst has made a commitment to help our clients with diabetes live healthier lives. Support is provided through individual consultations, education classes, glucose monitoring, and community education.

Our Diabetes Care Program offers comprehensive diabetes education. Our goal is to supply clients with information and tools to effectively manage their diabetes and lower their chance of developing serious complications.


Laurie Terwilliger is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist working part-time at HealthFirst Family Care Center, Inc. Whether you are trying to manage a chronic disease or just want to lose weight and learn how to eat healthier, Laurie works with each individual to develop a personal diet plan that fits with his or her lifestyle. Laurie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from San Diego State University and a Master of Science degree in Zoology from Washington State University. After working as a field biologist and science teacher, Laurie applied her extensive science background to the study of nutrition. She completed her dietetics coursework at the University of New Hampshire and was accepted into the Dietetic Internship Program at Keene State College where she gained practical experience in the clinical, community and food service fields of dietetics. Her special areas of interest are in diabetes education, geriatric nutrition, and promoting local farms and foods.