Nutrition & Diabetes Education

Speare Memorial HospitalDiet and exercise are the keys to living a healthy lifestyle that can both prevent and manage conditions like obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Given the pace of life, making healthy choices isn’t always easy. Speare Memorial Hospital’s Nutrition Services offers both education and support to help you make the right choices in order to reach your personal goals for health and wellness.


Living Well with Diabetes

A free monthly group meeting offering continuing education and support for all persons affected by diabetes.

Fee: Free
Meets: First Thursday of each month
Time: 9:00am and 5:00pm
Place: Cafeteria Annex at Speare Memorial Hospital
Contact: Jean Baker, (603)238-6472


Nutrition Counseling

We also provide one-on-one nutrition counseling for specific health issues such as :

  • High Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Weight Control
  • Food Allergies

Nutrition consultations are ordered via physician referral or by self referral. Most insurance companies will pay for nutrition education related to Diabetes, Hypertension, Hypercholesterolemia, and Renal Disease. Call one of our dietitians to schedule an appointment today.

Our Registered Dietitians

D3R_9163_1Janette Gaumer, RD, LD, CHC
Registered Dietitian and Certified Health Coach
(603) 238-2244




JeanJean Baker, MS, RD, LD,CDE
Registered Dietitian and Diabetes Educator(603) 238-6472

Workplace Wellness

It just makes cents!

In 2010, Speare Memorial Hospital took the first steps to investing in a healthy work force by becoming tobacco free, and tied-in savings to employees’ health insurance premium for being non-smokers. Our workplace wellness program has grown from there to include health risk assessments measuring employees’ blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, height, weight. Additionally, our employees meet with wellness coaches to review their results and are encouraged to seek support from our own health professionals at no charge.

Now we want to help you invest in a healthy work force with our new Workplace Wellness program.

According to a 2012 report by the Wellness Council for America, businesses save $3 for every $1 invested in employee wellness. Among the benefits for your organization are:

  •  enhanced productivity,
  •  lower health care costs,
  • decreased rates of illness and injury
  • reduced employee absenteeism
  • improved employee morale.

This doesn’t include the individual employee benefits of decreased stress, improved self-image, physical fitness and health, as well as, weight loss.

Together our registered dietitians and registered nurses have developed a comprehensive program aimed at promoting your employees’ personal healthy eating and active living goals. Choose between the five-week Know Your Numbers option or customize a program that best suits your organization’s health and wellness needs.

To learn more and get started on the road to Workplace Wellness:

Download our Workplace Wellness Brochure

Contact our wellness experts at: (603) 238-2244

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