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The Tri-State Wellness team consists of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) and a Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (RN, CDE). RDNs are trained to assist with your nutrition needs. The Diabetes Care and Education Specialist assists in providing the right information and support necessary to make diabetes self-care very manageable in your everyday life.
A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist is a food and nutrition expert who interprets nutritional needs of individuals to create practical solutions for a healthy lifestyle. As an essential part of your health care, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist’s will provide a patient with access to correct and useful information.
Anyone can be a nutritionist but a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist must meet specific academic and professional requirements including:
Bachelor of Science degree or higher in Food and Nutrition
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) approved Dietetic Internship or equivalent
Registration through national exam by the Commission on Dietetic Registration
Mandatory continuing education
Individual Medical Nutrition Therapy
Medical Nutrition Therapy is an evidence-based medical approach to help
improve a person’s health and well-being through creating a comprehensive
nutrition assessment, planning and implementing nutrition interventions including, personalized health education. The RDN will then measure and evaluate an individual's progress over regular follow-ups.
A free six-week cooking and nutrition class for adults that teaches how to create a meal plan, shop on a budget, culinary techniques, and adding flavor when cooking, in a manner that is healthy and pleasing to the pallet. For more information on Cooking Matters, click here.
An empowerment tool that helps people separate from the prison of diet culture and weight obsession. This is an 11-week program with an
approach that teaches how to create a healthy relationship with food, mind, and
body. After completing the class, all participants have access to our ongoing monthly Intuitive Eating support group as well. For more information on Intuitive Eating, click here.
Will help develop a personalized weight management system while learning
strategies to overcome barriers to success. This class will discuss the basics of
weight loss, tips to maintain weight loss, and how to get started with physical
activity. This 12-week education program includes a Real Solutions workbook. For more information on Real Solutions, click here.
We accept most types of insurance at Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus. If you have questions regarding if one of our providers is "in network" with your health insurance plan, please contact your insurance company directly, or you may contact one of our Patient Access Representatives at 509.254.2716.
For more information, please call Tri-State Wellness at 509.751.0229 or Jen Lind, Director of Wellness Services, at 509.758.5511 Ext. 2070.
RDN, LD, CD
Jen graduated from the University of Idaho in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition, Dietetics Option. She has been with Tri-State since 2010 and has worked in dialysis, inpatient, outpatient, and community nutrition areas. Jen is the Director of Wellness Services.
RDN, LD, CD
Jennifer graduated from the University of Idaho in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition, Dietetics Option. Jennifer has been working at Tri-State since 2013. Her focus is outpatient nutrition services and community education.
RDN, LD, CD
Dannette graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition, Dietetics Option, in 2002. She joined the Tri-State team in 2008 and has a passion for clinical dietetics in the acute setting.
RDN, LD, CD
Chelsey graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Science in Education and Elementary Education. She also graduated from the University of Idaho in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition, Dietetics Option. Her primary focus is inpatient clinical nutrition services.
Trudy graduated from Saddleback College and California State University Dominquez Hills. Trudy is a registered nurse and a Certified Diabetes Educator. Before working at Tri-State Memorial Hospital, she worked at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital for 30 years. She was a member of the coordinating body of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) from 2000-2015.