Food and Nutrition Services
Meet our Registered Dietitians
Sara Eades MS, RD, LDN – Food and Nutrition Services Director
- Nutrition Education Specialist
- Level 1 Diabetes Educator
- Level 2 Weight Management Certificate
Kristin Schmidt MS, RDN, LDN – Clinical Dietitian
Working with Our Dietitians
Adhering to a diet that meets your specific nutritional needs can be difficult.
Researching the pros and cons of various types of food and keeping track
of all the serving sizes can feel overwhelming, which is why we are here
to help. At Kirby Medical Center, you can work our registered dietitians
to create a healthy, customized diet and activity plan to assist you in
meeting your overall health goals.
With a doctor’s referral, you can receive individual medical nutrition
therapy, diabetes education, or general nutrition education that fit your
lifestyle and future health goals.
Eating plans designed for:
- Gaining or losing weight
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Food allergies
- Kidney disease
- During and after pregnancy
Your insurance or Medicare plan may cover certain nutritional services.
Call your insurance and ask about what services are covered in your plan.
Kirby Medical Center also offers an “out of pocket/prompt pay”
payment if your insurance does not cover the visit. Please call 217-762-1566
to discuss this option.
Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity
If excess weight is taking a toll on your health, turn to Kirby Medical
Center for help. Our new wellness program,
Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity, is specifically designed for individuals with a BMI of 30
or higher – offering ongoing counseling and support to help program
participants meet their weight-loss goals.
Building Your New Healthy Lifestyle
To create your personalized plan, the dietitian will perform a comprehensive
nutritional assessment including past medical history, food, and activity
analysis, biometric measurements, and current support system to assist
you in achieving your best health. With our dietitian, you will receive
- Prioritizing your health goals
- Instilling healthier eating habits
- Creating a meal plan if needed
- Learning what to look for on nutrition labels
- Recreating favorite recipes to fit your healthy lifestyle
- Understanding your lab work results
- Tracking weight and activity toward your desired goal
Service Hours & Dates
- By appointment: Monday – Friday. To make an appointment, ask your
primary physician for a referral and we will schedule you!
The Apple a Day Café
- The Apple a Day Café is located at the end of the main promenade
of Kirby Medical Center. Menus are posted daily at the Welcome Desk and
the dining area offering healthy choices and a wide variety of meal and
Breakfast: 6:30 – 9:30 AM
Lunch: 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Open with Grab & Go items and beverages from 6:30 AM to 3:00 PM