Why meet with a dietitian

A Registered Dietitian is one of the team members that help with treatment and prevention of disease using medical nutrition therapy; this improves quality of life and lowers health costs. A patient should meet with a Registered Dietitian to improve their overall eating habits, alter weight for gain or loss, and improve abnormal lab values by instruction on proper diet for the specific nutrition reasons. A dietitian is the nutrition expert who has factual knowledge on the proper things to eat.

Our registered dietitian is certified in Weight Management for Adults, Adolescents and Children. She also maintains education requirements to stay current for treatment of Heart Disease and Diabetes. Individual meal plans can be developed for the treatment of Diabetes, Hypertension, Heart Disease, Elevated Lipid Levels, Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Overweight, Underweight, Eating Disorders and food allergies.

What is the difference between meeting with a dietician and a nutritionist

The “RD” credentials are a legally protected title that can only be used by practitioners who are authorized by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association. Some RD’s call themselves nutritionists but not all nutritionists are registered dietitians. In Kansas anyone can call themselves a nutritionist regardless of education or training. RD’s must fulfill the education requirements and must at least have a Bachelor of Science degree or higher and successfully pass a registration examination and maintain certification.

Why choose Rice Country District Hospital #1 over other hospitals for dietary needs

We are fortunate in Rice County to have a Registered Dietitian who has experience in a vast array of nutrition topics. She also keeps abreast on nutrition to provide current information to take care of your nutritional needs. Group weight management classes or individual diet management instruction are available with follow-up provided so that success can be achieved. You will be provided with an individualized meal plan. Let the dietitian do the traveling and enjoy the ease and convenience of factual nutrition therapy at Rice County District Hospital #1.

Meals on Wheels

Rice County District Hospital also offers Meals on Wheels for senior citizens within the city limits of Lyons. You may call the Dietary Department for information.


The Registered Dietitian is contracted to provide services on Thursday’s 8:30 am – 6:00 pm.


Parking lot available on the corner of Clark St. and Taylor St.

Schedule an Appointment

Schedule an appointment with a Registered Dietitian by contacting the Food Service Department at 257-7106 or 257-5173 extension 779

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