Our registered dietitian nutritionist works in partnership with clients for a variety of special nutritional needs or therapeutic diets including:
- Weight-inclusive wellness
- Diabetes or pre-diabetes
- Heart disease
- Low sodium
- High/low fiber
- Celiac disease
- Disordered eating
- Sports nutrition
Floyd County Medical Center’s registered dietitian nutritionist is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m for one-on-one nutrition counseling services sometimes known as “medical nutrition therapy”. Nutrition therapy services are available with a physician referral. For questions regarding nutrition therapy services, please call Mindy Ellsworth, RDN/LD, CDE at 641-257-4381.
Not sure what to expect?
Many clients have not been to a dietitian or nutritionist before and aren’t sure what to expect. If you have scheduled a one-on-one nutrition therapy appointment, we will meet in a private space so that you can explore the changes you wish to make and learn new tools to help you. Initial visits are generally 60 minutes in length.
Follow-up visits to problem solve, monitor progress and explore new information to support lasting lifestyle changes are generally 30 minutes.
If you are in need of only brief education for a particular nutrition need, a single visit may be enough.
The following forms on this page may be printed as needed:
- Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Spend Smart. Eat Smart.
Advice on how to find reliable nutrition information on the web, recipes, how to plan, cook and shop for foods as well as videos on food preparation. https://spendsmart.extension.iastate.edu/
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website gives an overview of many nutrition-related issues with numerous fact sheets, videos and good reading list. https://www.eatright.org/
- National Lipid Association
- American Heart Association
The user-friendly site offers valuable information on stroke, heart disease, blood pressure, cholesterol.https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/eat-smart
- Ellyn Satter
- Mindful Eating