Nutrition Services

Nutrition Services

Nutrition Services

Our Nutrition Services department serves appealing nutritious patient meals three times a day, plus snacks and nutrition counseling as needed to all inpatients and outpatients.

If you want 1:1, personalized nutrition education to lose weight or improve your health, schedule an outpatient nutrition consultation with our Registered Dietitian, Jill Fleming, MS, RD/LD. If you want your insurance company to cover some or most of the cost, ask your doctor for a referral at your next appointment.

Jill includes the mind-body-spirit elements into her teaching, which helps patients have a much greater success rate. She will help you get to the root causes of your health problem, not just match a diet to your disease. Some of the common conditions Jill can help you improve through nutritional and lifestyle changes include:

• Obesity or wanting to release excess body weight
• Out-of-control appetite
• Diabetes control and reversal
• High blood pressure
• High cholesterol
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome
• Colitis
• Diverticulitis
• Cancer prevention
• Anxiety and depression
• Pregnancy or contemplating pregnancy
• Disordered eating (anorexia, bulimia or compulsive eating)
• Abnormal blood work
• Fatty liver disease
• Kidney disease

Let Jill help you improve your health through simple nutritional and lifestyle mindset changes. One-size does not fit all when it comes to the best nutrition for your health condition or to reach your goal. Jill will help clear up the confusion for you, so you don’t waste another minute or dollar on one of those fad diets you see on the internet.

 

Group Weight Loss Classes Offered in Spring and Fall

If you are interested in losing weight, without feeling deprived or like you are on a restrictive diet, attend one of our group weight loss classes. You will learn the importance of good nutrition, movement of your body, sleep, mediation, stress reduction, mindset reprogramming and self love. The group setting is great for a sense of community and weekly accountability.

Classes are 8-weeks long, for 75 minutes each. Each class includes weigh-ins, a weekly topic with homework, a gentle movement session and a meditation session to help you relax and balance your body/mind. You will discover the simple strategies to produce quick, yet permanent weight loss.

Email Jill at jfleming@vmhospital.com with any questions.

Meet Your Nutrition Team

Jen Palmer

Jennifer Palmer CDM,CFPP Jen graduated from Kirkwood Community College in May 2006 with a degree in Culinary Arts. She became a Certified Dietary Manager/Certified Food

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Jill Fleming

Jill Fleming, MS, RD/LD Jill Fleming is a Registered Dietitian with her Masters degree in Nutritional Sciences. She is licensed in the state of Iowa

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