Business Spotlight: Health & Nutrition Technology

Health & Nutrition Technology (HNT-Indiana) has served the Indianapolis area for more than a decade. Medical Director, Dawn Ayers MD- endocrinology, and Program Director, Sheila Henson RD, together opened and continue to lead this successful medically supervised behavior modification program. Tom Landry’s quote, ‘Leadership is getting someone to do what they don't want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve’ is as true in football as in heath and weight management.

Dr. Ayers recognized the need for an effective weight management program in Central Indiana. She had aspirations to offer a non-surgical medical option to her patients beyond standard commercial or support programs. Thus it was an ideal fit to team up such a well-known and respected medical provider in conjunction with the proven weight management program in HNT. The result: the need of providing safe, rapid and effective weight loss is being met—consistently! The average weight loss is 16% in the first 20 weeks; maintained at 1,2,3,4 plus years out.

HNT believes that support combined with education is what it takes to make a lifestyle change permanent. Four essential skill-sets: Behavioral; Nutritional; Environmental; Physical Activity are introduced and developed. Sustainable Health improvement often starts with initial weight loss. We can assist anyone ready to change. No minimum or maximum weight loss is required to participate. Making our motto a reality: Change your life…so YOU can live it!

Our approach includes medical supervision as is appropriate per individual need. Every participant is involved in the behavior modification process. We utilize a restricted caloric meal plan incorporating Health One meal replacements. This versatile tool allows individuals to accomplish their health and weight goals. Exceptional nutrition is obtained with 125% of al

l RDIs, 75g protein, in approximately 1000 calories with variety and flexibility in cooking, and continued use for as long as they wish.


The team concept is strengthened with a staff of four dedicated Registered Dietitians specializing in the field of obesity management. Having grown over the years there are various central I

ndiana locations: Monday evenings at Carmel St Vincent's Professional Bldg. suite 275; Tuesday evening at Riverview Hospital 4 TCU classroom; Thursday evening at Community Health North 7250 Bldg. suite 100; Thursday evening at American Health Network in Peru, IN; and week days and Tuesday & Thursday evenings at our home base 1201 E Main St suite B, Plainfield, IN.

HNT’s goal is to teach you the skills to develop a healthy lifestyle and to coach you while practicing these skills. We invite you to attend a FREE orientation to learn more about our program. All of the details are provided for you in this hour session. It provides an opportunity to get your questions answered to see if it is the right fit for you. Family and friends are encouraged to accompany you. When you’re ready to change it impacts those around you— positively. We are proud to offer Health & Nutrition Technology, as a viable, safe, rapid, and effective approach to a very difficult reality for much of our nation and fellow Hoosiers. If you are ready to change your life call us at (317) 489-4817 or visit Sheila Henson RD, Christina Varvel RD, Roxanne Standeford RD, Karen Hartung RD and Dawn Ayers MD are here for YOU.