UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

Nutrition Centre

Food is one of the great pleasures in life, and it's at the center of many of our celebrations with friends and family. Eating a healthy and balanced diet is one of the best things you can do for your body, as it reduces your chances of developing heart disease, cancer obesity, osteoporosis, stroke, anemia, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. It also gives you the energy to do the things you enjoy. 

The Nutrition Centre located at Iowa Methodist and Iowa Lutheran in Des offers a variety of services and programs from registered dietitians to keep you healthy.

The Nutrition Centre staff has registered dietitians who offer the experience and expertise that will help you build a healthy lifestyle.

Corporate Nutrition Program

With obesity and obesity-related illnesses on the rise, the Nutrition Centre at understands the health care needs and problems that you face on a daily basis. Our registered dietitians can create and deliver a nutrition package developed specifically for you that will guide you to healthier living.

  • Lunch-n-Learns
    One-hour interactive nutrition workshops. You can select from a wide variety of topics already developed or work with a nutrition trainer to create a new program.
  • Nutrition Makeover
    A 30-60 minute on-site individual consultation with a registered dietitian who will discuss medical history, food choices, behaviors, and health goals. This will be followed by development of a basic nutrition and wellness plan tailored to each individual's lifestyle.
  • Nutrition Mini
    Follow-up to the Nutrition Makeover session. The nutrition trainer will further assist your employee in moving toward a healthier lifestyle with a discussion on current progress, revisions to the nutrition action plan and strategies for overcoming barriers.
  • Healthy Creations
    Our professional chefs will provide a one-hour cooking demonstration. Recipes, samples, food purchasing and cooking tips related to a chosen topic are all part of the fun!
  • Re-create Your Plate
    Four, one-hour programs designed to gradually transform current unhealthy eating choices into a more health-promoting, disease-preventing eating style.
  • Intuitive Eating Series
    Four, one-hour programs designed to develop a healthier relationship with food by changing behaviors. The key concepts discussed in this interactive workshop include overcoming emotional eating, honoring satiety levels, maneuvering through social eating and coping with stress without food.
  • Eating for a Healthy Heart
    A series of four, one-hour program designed to discuss the key components of a heart-healthy eating style. We will focus on practical tips and changes to incorporate into each individual's lifestyle.

*Because individual programs will vary, a personalized fee structure is available upon request. The fee structure includes preparation, travel expenses, delivery, participant materials and presentation.*

Individual Nutrition Counseling

The Nutrition Centre offers a wide variety of individual nutrition and wellness programs, including:

  • Initial Nutrition Consultation: Includes a 60-minute individual consultation with a registered dietitian. This "nutritional coach" will review your health history, medications, food choices, behaviors and health goals and will develop a basic nutrition and wellness plan, tailored to fit your lifestyle.
  • Follow-up Series: After completing the initial nutrition consultation, ongoing nutrition coaching is available in 15- or 30- minute sessions. The dietitian will further assist you toward a healthier lifestyle with discussions on current progress, the nutrition action plan and overcoming barriers.
  • Specialty Classes: From time-to-time, we offer interactive classes on various nutrition topics, such as weight management, nutrition skills of daily living and nutrition therapy in eating disorders.