Virginia Gay Hospital is offering personal dietary guidance through one-on-one meetings with Sara Wattnem, Virginia Gay’s clinical dietician. The first one-hour consultation and planning session is $40. Additional visits with Sara can be scheduled as needed. Call Sara at 319-472-6224 to schedule your consultation.

“My goal,” says Sara “is to provide customized information and to plan to meet specific, individual goals. I will work one-on-one with each person, helping reach their health goals, whether the goal is weight management, disease management, or sports nutrition.”

Sara brings 19 years of healthcare experience to her role as Clinical Dietitian. Sara has implemented improvements to the dietary department including a “Grab-N-Go” program for employees and hospital guests, Fresh Fruit Fridays and new menus for Nursing & Rehab.

“My role in the consultations isn’t to take away food that people enjoy and make them eat “rabbit food” instead,” explains Sara. “I want to work with their lifestyle and tweak things to help them get what they want out of life while still finding enjoyment in food that’s good, and good for them.”

Suitable topics for working with Sara include:

  • Weight Management & weight loss
  • Healthy eating patterns and alternatives
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Food allergy & Intolerance Help*
  • Disease Management & Diabetes Nutrition Education*
  • High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, & Pre-diabetes*
    • * Medical conditions that require a referral from your provider will be billed through insurance

Call 319-472-6224, or email Sara at swattnem@vghinc.com to start your journey to a healthier, more active future.

Sara Wattnem, RD, LD
Clinical Dietitian
Diabetes Educator Level 1