What is Nutrition at Greater Regional?
Nutrition at Greater Regional oversees the food and meal preparation for patients, employees and visitors. Along with food and meal preparation for the facility nutrition services works with individuals for nutrition education and counseling by registered dietitians.
What is a dietitian?
A dietitian is a board-certified food and nutrition expert. They are highly educated in the field of nutrition and dietetics-the science of food, nutrition, and their impact on human health.
Should I see a dietitian?
At Greater Regional Health you can self refer to our dietitian. You can call (641) 782-326.
Common Reasons to see a Dietitian
Managing Diabetes, High Blood Pressure or other chronic diseases
A dietitian can help you understand your condition and how the foods you choose might affect it. Plus, they work with you to create an eating plan that has the nutrients needed to manage your condition.
Thinking about or had gastric bypass surgery
Since your stomach can only manage small servings after surgery, its tricky to get the nutrients that your body needs. Working with our dietitian through our Weight Loss Program will help you make changes to your eating plan without settling for less taste or less nutrients.
You have digestive problems
Working with your primary care provider and a dietitian helps get your diet on track. Having some guidance on what to eat will help you make choices that does not upset you condition.
You or your child is experiencing an eating disorder
Working with you or your child's primary care provider along with a dietitian can help with eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia.