Iowa Specialty Hospital

Nutrition Coaching

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Make Healthy Lifestyle Changes!

Registered Dietitians:

  • Assess and coach patients regarding health needs and eating patterns.
  • Develop meal plans taking both cost and preferences into account.
  • Evaluate the effects of meal plans and change the plans as needed.
  • Promote better nutrition by providing education on the relationship between good eating habits and preventing or managing specific diseases.
  • Keep up with the most current nutrition and health research.
  • Work with your healthcare provider to coordinate your healthcare.


Do These Describe You?

  • Tried several weight loss programs, or "diets" in the past, often without success.
  • Don't like to stand up in front of a group of people and talk about your weight.
  • "Know what to do, just need to do it."
  • Need regular, one-on-one support and guidance that at a time that fits your schedule.
  • Desire something tailored just for you, not a "one-size-fits-all" plan.
  • Looking for something DIFFERENT.

If you said yes to any of these, you have another option.


Our Mission For You

  • Empower patients to make improved independent daily decisions in lifestyle choices related to food and physical activity.
  • Give confidence to continue with personalized meal plans.
  • Healthy weight loss rate of 1 - 2 lbs per week.
  • Improve awareness of individual roadblocks to success, which are different for every client.
You will:
  • Meet with the dietitian privately.
  • Attend weekly weigh in and progress appointments in the clinic.  Appointments are usually about 1/2 hour, but are customized to fit your schedule.
  • Discuss questions or concerns your have.
  • Work on goal setting.

Covered Nutrition Topics Available 

  • Child Nutrition
  • Diabetes Care
  • Failure to Thrive 
  • Food Allergies
  • General Healthy Eating
  • Gluten-Free
  • Heart Healthy Eating
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or Crohn's Disease
  • Kidney Disease
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Preparation and Follow-Up for Bariatric Surgery
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Health (including Pregnancy)
  • Wound Healing 

The goal of nutrition counseling is to give support and help make the best changes for you and your life. 

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