Diet 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.
What’s in YOUR diet?
The Registered Dietitians at Speare can help you find sensible answers to common nutrition concerns, including…
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Metabolic syndrome
- Weight loss or weight gain
- Food allergies
- Family nutrition
- Healthy cooking and shopping
- Sports nutrition
- GERD, IBS, colitis
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.
Sitting down with a dietitian can be a good investment of your time since we can tailor our recommendations to your individual needs and help you to more quickly reach your health goals.
Contact Janette at 238-2244 or Ann at 238-6472 for additional information or to schedule an appointment.
Our Registered Dietitians
Janette Gaumer, RD, LD, CHC
Registered Dietitian and Certified Health Coach
Ann Petersson, RDN, LD
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Licensed Dietitian
Ann brings her lifelong passion for nutrition and wellness to Speare Memorial. Truly believing you are what you eat, Ann believes in the healing powers of food. Ann’s background includes working in community nutrition as well as teaching fitness classes. Ann volunteers for the Circle Program and Cooking Matters. In her free time, Ann enjoys cooking, baking and staying active.
Jean Baker, MS, RD, LD,CDE
Registered Dietitian and Diabetes Educator
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:
Contact our wellness experts at: (603) 238-2244
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